Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade. This week: Laredo’s bridge master plan aims to boost Mexico trade; German automaker invests $72 million in San Luis Potosí; Transmontes orders 75 Freightliner trucks; El Paso opens route for trucks headed to Mexico.
Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade. This week: Officials want to create a new free-trade zone along the US-Mexico border; DFW Airport invests in a data-sharing platform; Mexico sees a record trade surplus in October; and Mexico announces 29 new infrastructure projects at $11.5 billion.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced 39 infrastructure projects, including highways, ports, bridges and water treatment plants.
In March, 204,383 commercial vehicles crossed the World Trade and Colombia Solidarity commercial bridges in Laredo. It was 284 fewer truck crossings than in March 2019, a 0.1% decline.
Officials in Mexico recently authorized the transport of non-radioactive hazardous materials across the World Trade Bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas. The approval applies to low-risk hazmat waste products, such as used batteries, nickel residues, used brake oil, clinical waste, lamp ballast waste, glass waste, antifreeze liquid, barrels and drums, and waste from […]
Officials in Mexico and the United States are discussing expanding a joint pilot inspection program aimed at reducing wait times for agricultural products at the border The program has already been implemented at Port Laredo’s Colombia Solidarity International Bridge, where wait times have been reduced by an average of 3.5 hours, according to a release […]