Regardless of the ups and downs of President Donald Trump’s trade negotiations, Werner Enterprises continues to invest in US-Mexican trade.
In May, Werner opened a new 17,000-square foot refrigerated cross-dock operations facility in Laredo, Texas. The $8 million facility features 13 dry docks and eight refrigerated docks, according to a company statement.
“We are proud to enhance our services and continue leading the industry as the largest cross-border transportation provider to and from Mexico,” said president and chief executive officer Derek Leathers. “The new cross-dock facility will enable our customers and more than 25,000 alliance carriers to increase their supply chain velocity while reducing their trans-loading and warehousing costs often involved when shipping cross-border.”
Close to World Trade Bridge
Werner’s new facility, the Laredo cross-dock, is around 13 miles from the World Trade Bridge, where trucks cross the border into Mexico.
Werner Enterprises new facility is one of the latest dock operations to open in Laredo. In January, the Laredo-based Lopezadri Group opened a new “International Logistics Terminal,” including 24 cross-dock doors and a 40,000-square foot warehouse, located at 22401 Mines Road, around 6 miles from Port Laredo, according to the company website.
“In this facility we offer a variety of international logistics services, including customs brokerage, cross docking and warehousing services,” the Lopezadri Group said on its website.
In November, New Jersey-based United States Cold Storage (USCS) also opened a $35 million, 232,366-square foot warehouse that distributes a variety of produce, including strawberries and Mexican avocados.
The USCS cold storage facility features a refrigerated loading dock with 21 truck doors; a separate cross-dock area; and a refrigerated repacking room. USCS focuses on refrigerated and frozen food items.