A new cargo facility in Guadalajara is increasing Yusen Logistics’ airfreight forwarding network in Mexico, featuring a 16,000-square-foot warehouse co-located at the branch.
The Guadalajara branch, which opened on Aug. 1, will handle “increasing demand for logistics capability in Mexico, particularly in areas like Guadalajara, which has become a critical hub for airfreight shipments from Asia,” said Jordan Dewart, president of Yusen Logistics Mexico. “Strategically located, the new branch complements our existing operations in Mexico City, Celaya and at the border in Laredo, Texas, and allows us to provide our automotive and other manufacturing customers with just-in-time delivery capability.”
Guadalajara, the largest manufacturing region in Mexico, has experienced a surge of automotive manufacturing in the last decade, and also has a large electronics sector. Its airport hosts the second-largest airfreight terminal in the country.
Yusen Logistics’ facility is located 10 minutes from the airport, allowing it to reach customers in the automotive, electronic, textile, chemical, mining, furniture and spirits industries.
Yusen is no stranger to the Mexican logistics business, Dewart said. “We have been conducting business in Mexico for almost 20 years,” he added. The 3PL firm recently launched an Automotive Logistics division in the Central Mexican city of Celaya, and is also building a 60,000-square-foot logistics center just outside of Guadalajara in Bajio, which will be completed later this year.
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