Landstar moves Laredo service centre
By Ian Vallely29 January 2017
A global provider of integrated transportation management solutions, Landstar, has opened a US/Mexico Logistics service centre in Laredo, Texas. The company has provided Mexico cross-border services out of Laredo since 1999, and has moved its operations to this new, expanded logistics centre.
The 31,000 square foot logistics facility is located on a 50 acre site that accommodates 450 trailers and provides room for future expansion. The Landstar service centre features a secured C-TPAT certified site, including a 30-bay cross-dock and transload facility, along with a dedicated platform and heavy/specialised freight area with a custom 120 ton standalone bridge crane.
Eric Meyer, Landstar Transportation Logistics executive vice president of operations said, “We have expanded our cross-border and Mexico freight transportation operations to meet the needs of our customers.
"Landstar is known for its high level of service and extensive geographic coverage, servicing the Mexico market using more than 1,000 van and platform trailers to accommodate the broad range of commodities that comprise cross-border trade.
“The facility will better serve Landstar’s customers, capacity providers and agents, and we believe it will position Landstar as the premier freight transport provider of cross-border operations.”
The logistics centre is one of the largest facilities of its kind in Laredo. Its 30-door cross dock is comprised of more than 20,000 square feet designed to bring efficiencies to both less-than-truckload (LTL) and transload services. This complements Landstar’s LTL business by allowing consolidation of several LTL shipments into one truckload before crossing the border into Mexico.
The new yard is capable of holding more than 450 trailers, which is 2.5 times the capacity of Landstar’s previous facility.