New facility will handle thousands of shipments behalf of 19 customers within the auto, industrial, retail, and high-tech industries and will provide additional services and capacity opportunities to Ryder’s North American customers. Photo: Ryder

New facility will handle thousands of shipments behalf of 19 customers within the auto, industrial, retail, and high-tech industries and will provide additional services and capacity opportunities to Ryder’s North American customers. Photo: Ryder

Ryder System has opened a new logistics facility in Laredo, Texas, primarily to support cross-border shipments between the U.S. and Mexico.

Located less than five miles from the World Trade Bridge, the 109,000-square-foot facility includes 6,400 square feet of office space, 51 dock doors, two ramps, and 114 trailer spaces.

Ryder said the Laredo site will handle thousands of shipments behalf of 19 customers within the auto, industrial, retail, and high-tech industries and will provide additional services and capacity opportunities to Ryder’s North American customers.

“Our new facility in Laredo, Texas enables Ryder to continue to support its growing customer base in the U.S. and Mexico with industry-leading cross-border solutions,” said Gene Sevilla, Ryder vice president of international supply chain solutions. “For over 24 years, Ryder has supported customers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, where we’ve provided an unparalleled transportation infrastructure and distribution services in the midst of some of the most complex cross-border freight movement challenges.”

The new facility also complements Ryder’s newly renovated yard in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which has capacity for up to 400 trailers.

With the Laredo facility, Ryder will manage more than 11,250 cross-border freight movements per month between the U.S. and Mexico across multiple crossing points along the border.

In North America, Ryder manages more than 189,000 cross-border freight movements between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico annually. Ryder contracts with more than 2,100 transportation providers of all modes in the markets it serves. In Mexico, Ryder contracts with more than 150 Mexican carriers.

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