DHL Global Forwarding is investing in key stations on the USA-Mexico border to help customers requiring airfreight, ocean freight, customs brokerage, warehouse and domestic services.
As part of its strategic plan to grow freight forwarding services in main cities across the US, DHL Global Forwarding will invest in San Diego, Tucson, Nogales, El Paso, Laredo and McAllen.
San Diego in California is important in the telecommunications, biotechnology, software and electronic industries, supporting the 33 per cent export growth the city has seen between 2006 and 2016.
Nogales and Tucson are both part of the Arizona Sun Corridor region, and have been earmarked by DHL as key locations due to their proximity to important markets like Mexico and California.
Over in Texas, El Paso is the 10th largest exporter in the US according to a report by the International Trade Administration, with industries including the military, food production and apparel.
McAllen’s cross border history and status as a southern Texas/northern Mexico retail trade centre were integral in DHL’s decision to expand its presence, and Laredo had an export value of approximately $8 billion in 2015.
DHL Global Forwarding head of Southern Border Stations, Alejandro Palacios says: “These six stations are located in some of the most trade-driven metropolitan areas along the U.S.-Mexico border. As such, DHL’s strategic investment will enhance our customers’ ability to flourish in these markets.
“Our customers can count on us to receive the local expertise, highest standards of compliance and security they need to engage with the U.S. Southern border’s many unique industries.”
DHL Global Forwarding’s Southern border stations employ 300 staff in total and are strategically located near international airports and border crossings.