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International Shippers: Mexico/U.S. Border Delays Imminent

International Shippers: Mexico/U.S. Border Delays Imminent

From the desk of Mick McGrory, Vice President, Strategic Accounts:

President Trump has taken a step back from the threat of closing the U.S./Mexico borders amid pressure from companies worried that a shutdown would inflict chaos on supply chains and the $1.7 billion daily trade.

But the reshuffling of border agents, announced last week to process the record number of migrant families entering the United States from Mexico, prompted delays of up to 12 hours for trucks crossing from Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez to El Paso, Texas, truckers told Reuters.

Due to lack of available truck equipment, many companies are looking to air freight their product in and out of Mexico to prevent plant shutdowns, and also to meet contractual commitments.  As further updates become available, we will work with our international customers to provide alternative solutions, but likely these delays will continue for quite some time ahead.

Additional source:  Reuters