UPS Freight Expands in Mexico

April 9, 2009
UPS will offer door-to-door service to and from Mexico using five border crossings in Texas, Arizona and California.

The heavy freight division of UPS, UPS Freight, will provide door-to-door service to and from Mexico, including customs brokerage and single invoicing for all services.

“The expanded service to and from Mexico ensures that customers on both sides of the border will enjoy faster transit times,” said UPS Freight Vice President of Strategy Kevin Hartman. “We’ve effectively combined UPS’s global trade experience with local market expertise to deliver the fast, reliable service customers are demanding throughout North America.”

Freight moving to an from Mexico will use border crossings at Brownsville/McAllen-Matamoros, El Paso-Ciudad Juarez and Laredo-Nuevo Laredo in Texas; Otay Mesa-Mexacali in California; and Nogales in Arizona.

“This new service complements the expansion strategy we have been implementing in Mexico since 2006,” said Griselda Hernandez, UPS Mexico country manager. “We know that more than 80%t of exports to countries north of Mexico are transported using ground services. Our expanded service will benefit those exporters who seek to deliver their products to the United States and Canada at competitive rates.”

UPS Customs Brokerage prepares shipment classification, inspections, customs documentation preparation and collection of applicable duties and fees, the company said. Single invoicing will automatically apply when UPS Freight provides full door-to-door service, including all customs brokerage services performed by UPS. Truckload services are available over both borders, with UPS Freight providing dedicated carrier, dry-van equipment and container on flatcar (COFC) service for long-haul intermodal movements.

UPS Freight said it was also ienhancing its network north of the Canadian border. The next-day service belt around Toronto is being widened to include northern Ohio, northern Indiana and Michigan, the company said. Two-day service is being extended to and from Toronto as far south as Georgia. Transit times to and from the West will be shortened to points as far as California. All these service enhancements include the UPS “no fee” guarantee.

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