DHL Global Forwarding is ready to serve Latin America and the U.S.

“The air and ocean freight arm of DHL last week launched Trans Border Connect, a service that helps shippers move less-than-truckload freight over the U.S.-Mexico border,” according to an online news article.

What is the motivation for this new service?

Well, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), U.S. – Mexican truck border crossings increased by 2.9 percent in the first quarter of the year. That brings the total number up to 1,372,253.

In addition, last year “the number of trucks moving between the U.S. and Mexico increased 4.2 percent to 5.4 million,” according to the online news article.

Those numbers definitely make a case for it. We hear from Tim Robertson, vice president of sales at DHL Global Forwarding, U.S.

“Our new service offers customers who already do business in Mexico, or want to break into this market, the opportunity to have their goods picked up any day of the week via this new road freight solution,” said Robertson.

We hear from Gene Sevilla, vice president of international supply chain solutions at Ryder System.

“You have plants from all over the world, Japan, Europe, and America, coming into Mexico to manufacture goods,” said Sevilla in an online news article. “The Germans, French and Italians are investing heavily in Mexico.”