Published 14 December 2017
Third party logistics (3PL) provider Yusen Logistics (Americas) has opened a second warehouse in Laredo, Texas, in a bid to expand cross-border operations in the region.
The new 43,000ft² facility will help the company to meet the growing demand for import and export logistics services to and from Mexico
The new facility, which is situated between the two locations, expands the firm’s logistics space to over 150,000ft² in the Laredo area.
Yusen Logistics Integrated Solutions Group (ISG) director Ben Escarcega said: “Yusen Logistics continues to think big and invest in this growing cross-border economy.
“With more than 12,000 trucks crossing through Laredo every day, the opportunities are immense and with a second warehouse we are positioning ourselves to increase our market share, with a focus on the automotive logistics sector.”
With 15 dock doors and 30 trailer parking positions, the new warehouse includes a 26ft clear ceiling height.
Yusen’s new facility offers various services, including warehouse distribution, US customs brokerage, Intermodal and OTR transportation and trailer parking spot leasing.
In November, Yusen Logistics has agreed to acquire Tibbett Logistics, a Romanian subsidiary of Keswick Enterprises Group of the UK, for an undisclosed amount.
Established in 2010, Tibbett Logistics provides services in the contract logistics, warehousing, transport and intermodal sectors in Romania and neighboring countries in South East Europe.
Tibbett Logistics, which has its head office in Bucharest, also manages the Bucharest International Rail Freight Container Terminal (BIRFT).
With around 20,000 employees, Yusen provides logistics and transportation services with over 500 offices in 43 countries and regions.
Image: Yusen Logistics’ new warehouse in Laredo. Photo: courtesy of YUSEN LOGISTICS CO, LTD.
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