Logistics and parcel delivery provider UPS has streamlined its portfolio of delivery options for the USA-Mexican trade lane in an effort to improve cross-border trading between the two countries.
The USA is Mexico’s largest trading partner and Mexico is the USA’s second biggest export market after Canada. Each day, approximately US$1.4bn is exchanged in commercial trade between the two countries.
UPS established a center of excellence for USA-Mexico trade in 2014, where a team of experts evaluated and improved the carrier’s offerings, focusing on shippers’ needs. UPS can now offer a new, single national power of attorney in Mexico that covers 27 ports of entry so shippers have less paperwork for more efficient customs clearance into the country. It has also introduced a new delivery guarantee when UPS is the customs broker for less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments.
Carlos Cubias, vice president of the UPS center of excellence, said, “We re-engineered and aligned our capabilities for more flexibility, reliability, visibility and simplicity. Shippers now have the same service options express, expedited or standard for all shipments regardless of size. In addition, UPS is the only carrier with delivery guarantees for LTL and package shipments when we are the customs broker.
“With UPS’s acquisition of Coyote Logistics in 2015, shippers gained Coyote’s leading technologies for truckload services, giving customers the ultimate in visibility and confidence. UPS has seen nearly a 20% increase in customer requests for USA-Mexico cross-border movements.
“The USA-Mexico trade lane is vibrant so UPS is investing ahead of market shifts. Shippers see trade between borders as complex, but we can help customers streamline and improve their supply chain. And, because we offer pickup and delivery service in every postal code across both countries, we provide true end-to-end service,” concluded Cubias.
January 13, 2016