Ryder Continues Cross-Border Expansion With New Facility

The El Paso, Texas, Multiclient Facility Is Near the Largest Commercial Port in the Area
Ryder El Paso
The El Paso, Texas, facility is located near the largest commercial port in the area, the Ysleta Port of Entry. (Business Wire)

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Ryder System is opening a second multiclient logistics facility at a U.S.-Mexico port to take advantage of the recent nearshoring trend, the company announced April 29.

The El Paso, Texas, facility is located near the largest commercial port in the area, the Ysleta Port of Entry. The facility is designed to support the growth in nearshoring activity that has involved companies moving foreign operations closer to the U.S.

“If you look at the latest numbers, U.S. trade with Mexico is at nearly $800 billion annually, and the Ysleta port processes about 9-10% of that,” said Frank Bateman, vice president of supply chain operations for Ryder. “It’s second only to the Port of Laredo, Texas, which processes nearly 40% of goods crossing the border, and where we recently opened another new logistics center.”

The 50,000-square-foot multiclient logistics facility has 20 dock doors and room for 350 trailers. It also provides cross-dock services that include consolidation and deconsolidation, ambient storage for imports and exports, all-day yard operations and value-added services. It also has nearby access to an airport and the interstate.

“The site in El Paso also has the advantage of being strategically located along a popular stopping point for trucks, not only heading north and south across the border but for domestic loads heading east and west along I-10,” Bateman said.

Ryder announced the opening of a 228,000-square-foot multiclient warehouse and cross dock in Laredo back in February. These recent expansions follow nearly three decades of the company building out its cross-border capabilities in Mexico.

“It takes years to develop relationships in manufacturing and with Mexican carriers as well as customs and compliance expertise to ensure faster, more secure border crossings,” said Steve Sensing, president of supply chain and dedicated transportation solutions for Ryder. “And with our fully integrated supply chain and transportation solutions, backed by best-in-class security protocols and our end-to-end visibility technology, we can seamlessly speed our customers’ products from the manufacturing floor to the end-consumer’s door.”

Ryder ranks No. 9 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America and No. 8 on the TT Top 100 logistics companies list.

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