DB Schenker bolsters cross-border service with new facility in Laredo, Texas

DB Schenker has announced that it has opened a new facility in Laredo, Texas, with 30,960 sq ft of logistics management space, including 1,874 sq ft of office space. The new warehouse, which is located in the Killiam Industrial Park near the World Trade Bridge, supports another 150,000 sq ft facility that DB Schenker opened in Houston in 2015.

Both facilities support customers’ cross-border business and the compliance requirements needed to import freight into Mexico and the US. The Laredo facility will become a certified foreign trade zone in October 2016, with a dedicated customs broker/import manager on site, enabling customers to store bonded cargo at the facility. Nearly 50% of all northbound and southbound crossings between the US and Mexico take place in Laredo.

“The State of Texas has a 1,254 mile long border with Mexico,” stated Robert Walpole, CEO of Schenker Inc. “That makes it the largest port-of-entry for goods traveling from Mexico into the US and vice versa. Laredo is the biggest border crossing point in Texas with approximately 12,000 trucks crossing every day. DB Schenker’s Laredo facility will streamline and expedite this flow of cross-border goods.”

 Source: DB Schenker