Special to The Laredo Sun
LAREDO, TX, March 19, 2023 – UPS today announced the opening of a new package sorting and delivery facility in Laredo, Texas, doubling the capacity of its previous building. The new facility will also use advanced technology to increase processing efficiency. UPS customers in South Texas shipping to Mexico can benefit from the new technology by experiencing a one-day improvement in time-in-transit.
The new facility is strategically located to improve shipping to Mexico, an extremely important market for UPS and its customers. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, trade between the United States and Mexico has increased 113 percent over the past 10 years, with more than $1.35 billion in cross-border commerce taking place every day. The Laredo facility will allow UPS customers who ship from South Texas to maximize the potential of cross-border commerce by allowing their packages to move more quickly through the UPS system, therefore arriving in Mexico sooner.
The Laredo facility further enhances UPS’s industry-leading portfolio of services and solutions that provide reliable and fast access to Mexico for international suppliers. With solutions like the expanded UPS Preferred™ Less-Than-Container Load (LCL) freight service, UPS CrossBorder Connect™, and UPS Standard™, the logistics company offers innovative visibility technologies, supply chain and brokerage expertise that help customers remain competitive and meet their business objectives.
The 33,000 square-foot-facility can accommodate up to 66 delivery trucks/trailers. Other enhancements include technology upgrades to improve sorting accuracy and decrease the effort needed to sort packages. These upgrades will result in an improved working environment and simultaneously reduce fuel consumption, miles driven and carbon emissions versus the previous Laredo building.