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RXO celebrated the grand opening of its latest cross-border facility in Laredo, Texas, the corporate introduced March 29.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based asset-light transportation supplier opened the warehousing and distribution companies facility to offer prospects with end-to-end cross-border service that may assist streamline their provide chains, it stated.
The power, positioned a half mile from the Mexico border, is 127,000 sq. ft and has 43 dock doorways and parking for roughly 160 trailers.
“We’re proud to formally unveil our new cross-border warehousing and companies heart in Laredo,” RXO CEO Drew Wilkerson stated. “With the sharp uptick in demand for nearshoring, this state-of-the artwork facility — located in a primary location close to the border — delivers further worth to RXO prospects throughout many industries.”
We simply celebrated the grand opening of our new cross-border facility in Laredo, TX! With 127,000 sq ft of area close to the US-Mexico border to help our buyer’s nearshoring wants, we provide streamlined provide chains with top-tier safety. Test it out: https://t.co/ByE1jsFztc
— RXO (@rxoinc) March 29, 2023
The power is close to the World Commerce Worldwide Bridge. It has safety and customs clearance capabilities to help cross-border operations. It additionally has direct freeway entry to Interstate 35.
“We listened to our prospects and their wants and so they have been asking for added cross-border options,” stated Demetri Venetis, division president of freight forwarding at RXO. “It’s already a core competency of ours with managed transportation and brokerage on the transportation facet. However this enables us to deal with cross-dock, warehousing and distribution and customs clearance as effectively. So, it’s simply constructing these end-to-end complete options for our buyer.”
RXO opened the ability in response to the rising nearshoring pattern. The follow includes corporations partnering with suppliers and producers inside a provide chain that’s positioned in close by international locations. It drew renewed consideration following world provide chain disruptions introduced on by the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s been within the information so much, the nearshoring pattern,” Venetis stated. “We don’t see that going away. And so Laredo, in fact, being the nation’s largest inland port of entry, appeared like a perfect location and so right here we’re.”
The power is 127,000 sq. ft and has 43 dock doorways and parking for roughly 160 trailers. (RXO through YouTube)
RXO has made technological growth a cornerstone of its service choices. The corporate began as a tech-enabled brokered transportation platform operated by XPO earlier than launching as a stand-alone firm Nov. 1.
The brand new facility contains a host of applied sciences that help built-in transportation, warehousing and yard administration programs in addition to cross-dock, safety and customs clearance capabilities. All companies supplied on the website are built-in with the RXO Join platform.
“Now we have a best-in-class warehouse administration system, additionally a best-in-class yard administration system,” Venetis stated. “And actually the secret is tying all of them in and integrating with our TMS, our transportation administration programs, that we deploy throughout every line of enterprise, throughout RXO. We’re taking a look at some video scraping expertise too that’ll enable us to select trailer numbers off from our cameras after which populate programs to enhance productiveness and effectivity.”
The location is licensed Customs Commerce Partnership Towards Terrorism. The certification will enable prospects to make the most of devoted strains to cross the border, in addition to enable diminished inspections and diminished charges to facilitate quicker and safer commerce lanes between Mexico and the USA.
“We’ve made a $30-plus million funding over the following 10 years,” Venetis stated. “We presently have 30-plus staff on the facility and we anticipate that rising.”
XPO ranks No. 3 on the Transport Matters Prime 100 listing of the biggest for-hire carriers in North America and No. 6 on the TT Prime 100 listing of the biggest logistics corporations.