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American Shipper

Pilot launches new ground, air cargo transport offerings to Mexico

The transportation and logistics service provider will consolidate and ship cargo via its Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles gateways into Mexico for a faster, more efficient cargo service, Pilot Freight Services said in a statement.

   Transportation and logistics service provider Pilot Freight Services has launched its new ground cargo transport service between the U.S. and Mexico.
   Freight originating from the east coast will go through Pilot’s Dallas/Fort Worth (DFG) gateway while cargo originating in the Midwest and Western US will go through Pilot’s Los Angeles (LAG) gateway before crossing the border. Pilot can also consolidate cargo from various stations across the country to the origin’s closest gateway and then through Mexico to the final destination within the country, the company said. Cargo typically transported to Mexico include electronics, machinery, vehicles, minerals and plastic goods.
   “Ground service typically benefits clients over air service, as air service is traditionally more costly but not necessarily quicker. Additionally, ground cargo arriving at airports clears customs faster and avoids border congestion because the freight stays on the same trailer. This process translates into overall faster transit time and savings,” Pilot stated. The company also noted that it counsels shippers through complicated requirements, formalities and paperwork typically involved in shipments to Mexico.
   Pilot also noted that the air cargo shipping alternative is available weekdays at one of three Mexican destination airports: Guadalajara (GDL), Mexico City (MEX) or Monterrey (MTY). “The services between the DFG and LAG gateways cut travel time by two to three days, increasing access to the Mexico market and providing greater consistency and predictability within the supply chain. Specifically, aviation and automotive industries have benefitted dramatically from Pilot’s new airport-to-airport ground services through consistent, dependable cost savings of cargo transfer of up to 50 percent,” the company stated.
   “We’re pleased to announce the addition of these services from our DFG and LAG gateways to better serve our current clients and also expand with new customers,” said John Hill, president and chief commercial officer. “Streamlining and consolidating efforts will further allow us to better serve our expanding customer base and continue to create the reliability and value our company has been delivering for nearly five decades.”

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