To take further advantage of the increased trade between the United States and Mexico, CEVA has added a bonded trucking program targeted at Mexican importers and a new intermodal service to its U.S.-Mexico Transborder portfolio.
“Mexico Direct” will help importers achieve faster customs clearance by combining its ground LTL service on the U.S. side with Mexican in-bond trucking. Cargo destined for Mexican airports is transferred directly from CEVA’s warehouses in Los Angeles in Dallas, and shipments are only cleared by customs once they are at the airport. This approach allows Mexican importers to get around stationing a customs broker at the border.
The company’s new intermodal service hopes to take advantage of the significant improvement in Mexican rail infrastructure that has taken place in recent years. The two new products join a portfolio that already includes all-cargo and passenger air freight service, and FTL and LTL products.
“CEVA has always been known for its air and expedited Transborder offerings,” the company’s Sam Slater said in a statement. “With these new offerings, the company adds an even faster ground expedite solution through ‘Mexico Direct,’ taking a day out of transit, and also provides a more economical and ‘green’ offering by capitalizing on continued infrastructure improvement with our valued rail partners." - Jon Ross