Trailer Theft and Cargo Disappearance in Mexico has historically been one of the biggest pain points for U.S. shippers and their cross-border logistics service providers who are receiving international raw materials through Mexico and/or manufacturing in Mexico.
With nearshoring continuing to amplify and trade between the United States and Mexico increasing at record rates cross-border risk management has gone from an afterthought in international distribution network optimization models, to the very heart and soul of every CEO and Risk Manager that participates in trade with Mexico.
Schneider Intermodal takes a multi-layered security approach to reduce cargo risk for cross-border freight. Some of those actions include:
- Positioning loads in the bottom of the well car with containers on top
- C-TPAT certification, and all paperwork being filed prior to the load leaving, enabling it to keep moving through the border
- Working with a cross-border Intermodal carrier that takes security seriously and has their own multi-layered security approach
99.98% of CPKC cargo in Mexico moves without security incident, as it does in the United States
Canadian Pacific Kansas City Limited, doing business as CPKC, is a Class I railroad in North America that resulted from the merger of Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern in April of this year, and is Schneider’s primary Intermodal transportation provider for cross-border freight.
CPKC shares with Schneider the commitment to keeping our customer’s freight secure. This multi-layered approach includes:
- Multiple security filters to monitor trains from origin to destination
- Extensive network of employees, contract agents, armed forces and law enforcement agencies – including guards on trains during high-risk conditions
- VACIS scanning system at the Laredo/Nuevo Laredo gateway and the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas
- High-speed digital imaging systems for trains arriving at Saltillo and San Luis Potosí
- Rail inspection portals to monitor train cars throughout the route
- Freight and its sealed condition documentation upon delivery
- 24/7 security desk to track data and trends and serve as a communications link
- Conveyance sealing devices to secure cargo during rail transportation
The U.S./Mexico northbound/southbound gap continues to grow
Stronger Mexican Peso could pose challenges for U.S.-Mexico trucking
Automotive industry approaches record capacity utilization, the new competitive advantage for the logistics sector in Mexico
CPKC’s single-line service connects the U.S. Midwest and Mexico with truck-like transit
About the Mexico transportation market update
Schneider publishes this regular transportation market update to keep you informed of freight market conditions, supply and demand influencers, and disruptions that may impact your supply chain.
This report is developed by leveraging data and analytics from multiple transportation industry resources.
This report focuses on the Mexico Transportation Market. View the full Transportation Market Update here.
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