C.H. Robinson opens facility in Laredo, TX
On 11 September 2023, C.H. Robinson opened a new facility to speed up trade across the Mexico border and diversify its supply chains. The facility is located in Laredo, Texas, where C.H. Robinson has been based for 30 years.
The port of Laredo handled USD 268 billion in trade with Mexico last year, up 20% from 2021. It’s near several manufacturing centres in Mexico, including the robust automotive industry in Monterrey. By tonnage and value, auto parts are the No. 1 product traveling through the port. The facility has dock doors on both sides, reducing reloading time between Mexico and US carriers.
“C.H. Robinson manages more than 1 million trucking, intermodal, ocean and air shipments a year in this region and has been continually growing here in tandem with our customers’ growth,” said Mike Burkhart, C.H. Robinson’s vice president for Mexico. (mk)