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JAS North American Trade Lane

October 2, 2017
U.S. - NAFTA Freight value percent change from previous year over the last 24 months
U.S. - NAFTA Freight value percent change from previous year over the last 24 months

In 2016, JAS Worldwide invested in the cross border trade lane between Canada, the USA, and Mexico.  The new trade lane officially started on January 1st, 2017 and has been operationally supported by the JAS Laredo office which opened on the same day.  The goal and strategy is simple: to provide a one-stop solution for all JAS customers with top notch service and visibility via JASTrack, which will set us apart from our competition.

Overall, North American cross-border freight has steadily increased over the last eight months. Canada/USA freight has increased approximately 6% and Mexico/USA freight has increased 9.4% over this period.  

Over the last nine months, our trade lane has experienced a growth of 48% in the number of shipments, and an increase of 141% Gross Profit compared to the same time period in 2016.  

Our main driver for this growth has been the implementation of our pricing and procurement desk based in Laredo, TX. There, Antonio Pastrana, North American Trade Lane Manager, and Tracy Garcia, Import Supervisor, enable JAS to maintain and build effective carrier relationships. Building these sustainable relationships with our carrier partners allows for strategic alignment of JAS goals, our customers’ goals, and the carriers’ goals in order to continue to offer the best options to our shippers; reducing cost and increasing profit.

One question that is often asked by our sales professionals is:
What are cross-border shipments and how can we identify them when we speak with our customers?

Here is a short list of questions for our sales people to get the conversation started and gather pertinent information to further the sales process.

  • What type of products/freight do you handle?
  • What are the Incoterms of your shipments and do you utilize any special trade program?
  • What is the volume on your imports and exports for Canada or Mexico?
  • What Customs ports do you use in your import and export operations?
  • What are the points of origin and destination for your shipments and what modes of transport does your company use for your shipments (land, rail, air or sea)?

JAS is able to take the complexity out of our customers’ cross-border shipping.  We can provide a one-stop solution with industry leading visibility and scalability to fit each customer and ensure that all shipments move through customs and routes with reliability we can all count on. Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or customer prospects via the buttons below.

Reuben D Botello, LCB
Trade Lane Director
North American Trade Lane (MX-USA-CA)

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