The 2,900 sq.m facility has a 30-door cross-dock and is situated on a 20-hectare site that can accommodate 450 trailers, two and a half times more than its previous logistics centre, and has room for expansion. It also has an area dedicated to heavy or specialised freight. It is one of the biggest logistics facilities in Laredo, according to the company.
Landstar said in a statement that the facility would complement its less-than-truckload (LTL) business by enabling consolidation of several such shipments into one truckload before crossing the border into Mexico.
“We have expanded our cross-border and Mexico freight transportation operations to meet the needs of our customers,” said Landstar’s transportation logistics executive vice-president of operations, Eric Meyer. “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 also features a 120-ton bridge crane that the company said was unique to the cross-border market and would be used to transfer heavy and specialised loads between various types of platform equipment moving between the two countries.