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  August 16th, 2016 | Written by

Yusen Logistics Expands Air Freight Forwarding in Mexico

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  • Increasing demand for logistics capabilities in Mexico.
  • Providing automotive customers with just-in-time deliveries in Mexico.
  • Yusen Logistics started construction of an automotive logistics center near Celaya, Mexico.

Yusen Logistics, a third-party logistics provider, is expanding its air freight forwarding network in Mexico with the addition of a branch in Guadalajara, the company announced.

The Guadalajara Branch, which opened on August 1, reinforces the company’s rapidly growing presence in Mexico and enables it to add new capability and flexibility and offer more value-added services to customers.

“We see increasing demand for logistics capability in Mexico, particularly in areas like Guadalajara, which has become a critical hub for air freight shipments from Asia,” said Jordan Dewart, president of Yusen Logistics Mexico. “Strategically located, the new branch complements our existing operations in Mexico City, Celaya and at the border in Laredo, Texas, and allows us to provide our automotive and other manufacturing customers with just-in-time delivery capability.”

Guadalajara is the largest manufacturing region in Mexico, particularly for the automotive and electronics sectors, and its airport is the second largest air freight terminal after Mexico City. Located 10 minutes from the airport, the branch supports Yusen Logistics’ customers in the automotive, electronic, textile, chemical, mining, furniture and spirits industries.

Capitalizing on Yusen Logistics‘ extensive international network, the Guadalajara branch offers a wide range of air forwarding services, including export and import, customs clearance, insurance, pick-up and inland freight distribution. In addition, a 16,000-square-foot warehouse is collocated at the branch. Available warehouse services include labeling, pick and pack, checkpoint, weighing and measuring, and storage.

The new branch further expands upon Yusen Logistics’ commitment to serve the manufacturing community in Mexico especially in the automotive industry.

Earlier this year, Yusen started construction of a logistics center near Celaya, Mexico, to meet the growing demands of automotive customers. Last year, the company launched its automotive logistics division in Celaya. The 54,000-square-foot warehouse is located in the Amistad Industrial Park in the Bajio region, one of the largest automotive clusters in Latin America. The warehouse is slated to be operational by the end of this year.

Other recent developments in Mexico include the establishment of a customs office in the Mexico City Airport. Yusen Logistics also arranges significant U.S.-Mexico crossborder rail and trucking with its affiliate, Yusen Logistics (Americas), which operates a 100,000-square-foot warehouse in Laredo, Texas.