Pictured from left: Max Villa, air freight operations; Shogo Machida, vice-president, Mexico; Jordan Dewart, president, Mexico; and Oswaldo Manzo, customer service

Third-party logistics provider Yusen Logistics has added a fourth office and warehouse to expand its air freight forwarding network in Mexico. The branch in Guadalajara joins existing branches in Mexico City, Celaya and at the border with the US in Laredo, Texas.

Yusen said the new office would enable it to add new capability and flexibility and offer more value-added services to its customers. It will serve automotive and other manufacturing clients with just-in-time deliveries.

“We see increasing demand for logistics capability in Mexico, particularly in areas like Guadalajara, which has become a critical hub for air freight shipments from Asia,” said Jordan Dewart, president, Yusen Logistics Mexico.

Guadalajara is the largest manufacturing region in Mexico, particularly for the automotive and electronics sectors, and its airport is the second largest air freight terminal after Mexico City. The new branch is located 10 minutes from the airport and will offer a wide range of air forwarding services, including export and import, customs clearance, insurance, pick-up and inland freight distribution. The 1,500 sq.m warehouse will provide services including labelling, pick and pack, checkpoint, weighing and measuring, and storage.

Yusen said the new branch further expanded upon its commitment to serve the manufacturing community in Mexico – especially in the automotive industry.

“We recently launched an automotive logistics division in Celaya, Mexico and are now building a 60,000-square-foot logistics centre in nearby Bajio, which will be completed later this year,” added Dewart.