Landstar System moves operations to expanded logistics center in Laredo
Landstar System, a worldwide provider of integrated transportation management solutions announced the opening of its new U.S./Mexico Logistics Service Center in Laredo, Texas. The company has provided Mexico cross-border services out of Laredo since 1999, and has moved its operations to this expanded logistics center.
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 U.S./Mexico Logistics Service Center features a highly-secured C-TPAT certified site, including a 30-bay cross-dock and transload facility, along with a dedicated platform and Heavy/Specialized freight area with a custom 120-ton, stand-alone bridge crane.
“We have expanded our cross-border and Mexico freight transportation operations to meet the needs of our customers,” said Landstar Transportation Logistics Executive Vice President of Operations Eric Meyer.
The logistics center 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, and has a dedicated heavy-haul section of the yard that includes a custom designed, 120-ton stand-alone bridge crane.
This crane has a clearance area of 35 feet high and 37 feet wide to accommodate the ability to transload many of the largest super loads.
“The 120-ton bridge crane is unique to the cross-border market. It is used to transfer oversize, heavy and specialized loads between various types of platform equipment coming to and from Mexico. Landstar commissioned and directed the design of the new bridge crane to meet our current and future needs, and to allow load transfers to happen safely and efficiently,” said Landstar Transportation Logistics Vice President of Mexico Operations Steve Wisnieski.