Ryder opens second cross-border facility along Mexican border


Ryder System Inc. has inaugurated a new logistics center in El Paso, Texas, to capitalize on the increasing trade activities across the U.S.-Mexico border.

The company’s latest 50,000-square-foot facility is designed to bolster international companies relocating their manufacturing to Mexico. Located adjacent to the Ysleta-Zaragoza International Bridge, it serves as a nexus between El Paso and Juarez, Mexico.

“Current trade figures between the U.S. and Mexico are close to $800 billion a year, with the Ysleta port handling approximately 9 to 10% of this volume,” stated Frank Bateman, Ryder’s VP of supply chain operations. “El Paso’s strategic position is beneficial, serving as a key transit hub for trucks moving north-south across the border and east-west along Interstate 10.”

The facility at El Paso is equipped with 20 loading bays and can accommodate up to 350 trailers. It offers a range of cross-docking operations such as consolidation, de-consolidation, storage solutions for import and export goods, round-the-clock yard management, and additional specialized services.

Earlier in February, Ryder launched a 228,000-square-foot warehouse and cross-docking station in Laredo, Texas, close to the World Trade Bridge. Additionally, the company expanded the drayage yard at its Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, location, enhancing freight movement to Laredo.

Headquartered in Miami, Ryder (listed as NYSE: R) oversees over 250,000 annual freight transfers across the Mexican frontier, providing services to sectors like automotive, industrial, technology, and consumer goods. The firm also manages nearly 6 million square feet of warehouse space in Mexico, catering to both multiclient and dedicated needs.

Source: Freight Waves