Thursday, October 18, 2012
REPORT: Mexican trucking, railroads and logistics
Mexico's $68 billion trucking sector yields revenues of $90 to $220 million, according to a recent industry report.
Ten trucking companies lead Mexico's trucking sector, according to Armstrong & Associates' "Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report." The largest is general freight company Autotransportes de Carga Tres Guerras, which has 563 tractor-trailers and 93 regular trucks. Other top companies include TUM, Jaguar, TMM, Trans-Mex (Swift) and Ryder.
Mexican logistics involves many international firms, the report says, including DHL/Exel ($300m), Werner ($210m) and Ryder ($200m), which are heavily leveraged in value-added warehousing, transportation management and trucking. APL/VASCOR, Kuehne + Nagel and Menlo have built significant presences in third-party logistics relative to automotive, tires and high-tech.
Kansas City Southern and Ferromex (UPS) are the major railroads in Mexico. Intermodal and car hauling are growing service lines.
More than two million automobiles and light trucks will be exported from Mexico in 2012, according to the report. Automotive logistics has been a growth industry in the country since 1994. There are 25 automotive assembly plants in the Mexico City region.
Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research firm.
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