Freight Shipping Important Notice

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Follow here the events that could cause shipping delays as they happen

 On this page, you will find reports of important events that can cause supply chain disruptions in the three countries of the North American Trade Zone: Mexico, the U.S.,  and Canada. We will publish updates every time something relevant happens.

 

 

September  15, 2022

U.S. Freight rail strike threatens supply chains

Some U.S. railroads are delaying shipments in anticipation of a potential nationwide U.S. railroad strike or lockout that could impact over 90,000 rail employees beginning Friday, September 16.

  • This may also cause a rise in costs for over-the-road carriers as volume may shift to other modes.
  • Negotiations are ongoing and a deal may emerge at any point.

Source:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/09/13/rail-strike-railroad-shutdown-biden/

 


 

August  15, 2022

Record-breaking levels of rain in Texas cause freight shipping delays

  • Flooding caused roads to be closed in Laredo, TX.
  •  It is expected that bad weather could continue for the next couple of days.
  • The Laredo Police Department confirmed that the following streets have been flooded:
    • Mann Rd and San Dario
    • Jacaman
    • Springfield and Mann Rd
    • Bob Bollock Loop and Frontage
    • I-35 on ramp at International- closed
    • 3201 S. Ejido- creek is flooded over
    • 3209 S. Ejido-closed
    • Las Cruces and Mines Rd
    • Thomas And Sandman
    • E. Corpus and Marcella
    • E. Corpus and Springfield
    • E. San Francisco and Saunders
    • Interstate 35 from Calton to Loop 20
    • Sara Rd and White Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: https://www.lmtonline.com/local/article/Rain-causes-flooding-around-city-streets-schools-17373929.php

 

 

 


 

June 2, 2022

Strike of public transportation operators in CDMX

  • They ask for an increase of up to 3 pesos in public transport fares
  • The strike is organized by the Broad Carrier Force
  • Freight deliveries/pick-ups, and freight transportation in Mexico City will be affected.

Areas affected by the strike:

Indios Verdes – Martín Carrera

Roads blocked: Insurgentes Norte, Av. Cuautepec – Calz. Ticomán y Eje 5 Norte.

Alternatives: Vía Morelos, Centenario y Vallejo.

Aragón

Roads blocked: Av. 608 y Av. Oceanía

Alternatives: Río de los Remedios, Eduardo Molina, Loreto Fabela y Av. Gran Canal.

Constitución de 1917

Roads blocked: Periférico, Av. Tláhuac y Eje 8 Sur.

Alternatives: Eje 3 Oriente, Av. Canal de Chalco y Benito Juárez.

Xochimilco – Taxqueña

Roads blocked: Calz. de Tlalpan, Canal de Miramontes y División del Norte.

Alternatives: Eje Central, Ejes 1, 2 y 3 Oriente, Av. Acueducto, Guadalupe I. Ramírez y Escuela Naval.

Oriente

Roads blocked: Zaragoza

Alternatives: Eje 8 Sur, Ejes 5 y 6 Sur (Av. De las Torres), Eje 4 Sur, Vía Tapo, Pantitlán y Eje 1 Norte.

Tacubaya – Observatorio

Roads blocked: Periférico, Minas de Arena y Río Tacubaya.

Alternatives: Revolución, Patriotismo, Camino Real Toluca y Parque Lira.

Centro

Roads blocked:Paseo de la Reforma

Alternatives: Río San Joaquín y Constituyentes

Source:

https://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/cdmx/2022/06/01/paro-de-transportistas-en-cdmx-el-2-de-junio-todo-lo-que-tienes-que-saber/

 

April 18, 2022

Winter weather conditions may cause delays in freight transport

Environment Canada has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for several regions of Ontario and Quebec, warning of possible heavy snowfall causing “significantly reduced visibility”.

Truck drivers must exercise extreme caution and apply all safety measures recommended for winter driving. Among them, adjusting the speed to the road conditions.

Therefore, it is likely that there will be delays in the transport and delivery of goods on routes affected by winter conditions.

Source: https://weather.gc.ca/mainmenu/alert_menu_e.html

 

April 14, 2022

New Inspections and protests cause up to 30 hours of delay in the crossing of goods at the borders of Texas.

  • By order of the Governor of TX, Greg Abbot, inspections of commercial trucks were increased, in response to drug trafficking and human trafficking.
  • New inspections have caused delays of up to 30 hours.
  • Dozens of truck drivers in Mexico blockade protesting inspections.

In a news release, Customs and Border Protection said delays were being felt at major commercial crossings into Texas as a result of “additional and unnecessary inspections” by state police, causing a drop in business traffic of up to 60 percent.

 


Sources:

[https://24noticias.org/mientras-texas-entorpece-el-trafico-en-la-frontera-los-camioneros-mexicanos-forman-un-bloqueo/]
[https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/04/13/texas-truck-abbott-mexico/]

 

 


 

March 22, 2022

TRUCKER’S STRIKE IN MEXICO – SEVERAL  HIGHWAYS BLOCKED

The Mexican Transportation Alliance (AMOTAC) is carrying out a nationwide protest.

THEIR MAIN REQUESTS ARE:

PROTEST POINTS:
Mexico – Cuernavaca Highway.
Mexico-Toluca Highway.
Mexico-Puebla Highway.
Mexico – Pachuca Highway.
Mexico – Querétaro Highway.

 

 


 

March 14, 2022

Gunfire, road blockades were reported in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico

A video was published this Morning by  Pascal Beltran del Rio

 

Also on Twitter, the U.S consulate in Nuevo Laredo has only said “We are aware of an emergency situation near the U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo. U.S. citizens should avoid the area or seek secure shelter.”

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Follow here the events that could cause shipping delays as they happen

 On this page, you will find reports of important events that can cause supply chain disruptions in the three countries of the North American Trade Zone: Mexico, the U.S.,  and Canada. We will publish updates every time something relevant happens.

 

June 2, 2022

Strike of public transportation operators in CDMX

  • They ask for an increase of up to 3 pesos in public transport fares
  • The strike is organized by the Broad Carrier Force
  • Freight deliveries/pick-ups, and freight transportation in Mexico City will be affected.

Areas affected by the strike:

Indios Verdes – Martín Carrera

Roads blocked: Insurgentes Norte, Av. Cuautepec – Calz. Ticomán y Eje 5 Norte.

Alternatives: Vía Morelos, Centenario y Vallejo.

Aragón

Roads blocked: Av. 608 y Av. Oceanía

Alternatives: Río de los Remedios, Eduardo Molina, Loreto Fabela y Av. Gran Canal.

Constitución de 1917

Roads blocked: Periférico, Av. Tláhuac y Eje 8 Sur.

Alternatives: Eje 3 Oriente, Av. Canal de Chalco y Benito Juárez.

Xochimilco – Taxqueña

Roads blocked: Calz. de Tlalpan, Canal de Miramontes y División del Norte.

Alternatives: Eje Central, Ejes 1, 2 y 3 Oriente, Av. Acueducto, Guadalupe I. Ramírez y Escuela Naval.

Oriente

Roads blocked: Zaragoza

Alternatives: Eje 8 Sur, Ejes 5 y 6 Sur (Av. De las Torres), Eje 4 Sur, Vía Tapo, Pantitlán y Eje 1 Norte.

Tacubaya – Observatorio

Roads blocked: Periférico, Minas de Arena y Río Tacubaya.

Alternatives: Revolución, Patriotismo, Camino Real Toluca y Parque Lira.

Centro

Roads blocked:Paseo de la Reforma

Alternatives: Río San Joaquín y Constituyentes

Source:

https://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/cdmx/2022/06/01/paro-de-transportistas-en-cdmx-el-2-de-junio-todo-lo-que-tienes-que-saber/

 

April 18, 2022

Winter weather conditions may cause delays in freight transport

Environment Canada has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for several regions of Ontario and Quebec, warning of possible heavy snowfall causing “significantly reduced visibility”.

Truck drivers must exercise extreme caution and apply all safety measures recommended for winter driving. Among them, adjusting the speed to the road conditions.

Therefore, it is likely that there will be delays in the transport and delivery of goods on routes affected by winter conditions.

Source: https://weather.gc.ca/mainmenu/alert_menu_e.html

 

April 14, 2022

New Inspections and protests cause up to 30 hours of delay in the crossing of goods at the borders of Texas.

  • By order of the Governor of TX, Greg Abbot, inspections of commercial trucks were increased, in response to drug trafficking and human trafficking.
  • New inspections have caused delays of up to 30 hours.
  • Dozens of truck drivers in Mexico blockade protesting inspections.

In a news release, Customs and Border Protection said delays were being felt at major commercial crossings into Texas as a result of “additional and unnecessary inspections” by state police, causing a drop in business traffic of up to 60 percent.

 


Sources:

[https://24noticias.org/mientras-texas-entorpece-el-trafico-en-la-frontera-los-camioneros-mexicanos-forman-un-bloqueo/]
[https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/04/13/texas-truck-abbott-mexico/]

 

 


 

March 22, 2022

TRUCKER’S STRIKE IN MEXICO – SEVERAL  HIGHWAYS BLOCKED

The Mexican Transportation Alliance (AMOTAC) is carrying out a nationwide protest.

THEIR MAIN REQUESTS ARE:

PROTEST POINTS:
Mexico – Cuernavaca Highway.
Mexico-Toluca Highway.
Mexico-Puebla Highway.
Mexico – Pachuca Highway.
Mexico – Querétaro Highway.

 

 


 

March 14, 2022

Gunfire, road blockades were reported in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico

A video was published this Morning by  Pascal Beltran del Rio

 

Also on Twitter, the U.S consulate in Nuevo Laredo has only said “We are aware of an emergency situation near the U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo. U.S. citizens should avoid the area or seek secure shelter.”

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Marben Acosta Teran oversees the overall international B2B marketing strategy for Mexicom Logistics. She is passionate about building a solid brand while creating useful content for its audience. Marben loves learning more about the industry and being part of the Mexicom family.
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