Sept 14, 2016: DB Schenker has opened a new facility in Laredo, Texas, with 30,960 square feet of logistics management space, including 1,874 square feet of office space.
The facility will become a certified Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in October 2016, with a dedicated Customs Broker/Import manager on site that will enable customers to store bonded cargo.
The new warehouse, which is located in the Killiam Industrial Park near the World Trade Bridge, supports another 150,000 square feet facility that DB Schenker opened in Houston in 2015.
Both facilities support the complex compliance requirements needed to import freight into Mexico and the United States.
“The State of Texas has a 1,254-mile long border with Mexico,” observes Robert Walpole, CEO of Schenker.
“That makes it the largest port-of-entry for goods traveling from Mexico into the United States 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.”
Nearly 50 percent of all northbound and southbound crossings take place in Laredo, making it an ideal location for DB Schenker to offer freight forwarding and brokerage services to its more than 730,000 customers worldwide.