• Tucson, AZ, USA

  • Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico

Infrastructure & Logistics.

Infrastructure and Logistics


Mexico has been paying close attention to the needs and request for better and more efficient connectivity for airports, sea ports, railways and highways that would crisscross the country.  Each day new roads, highways and beltways are being constructed to move people and freight, adding to the modern highway network.  Special emphasis has been made to expand and modernize the 48 border crossing and customs compounds between the United States and Mexico and improving the flow of visitors, commuters and merchandise.


Arizona’s ports of entry: moving trade at the speed of business

The two nations through the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), along with their Mexican counterparts from the Secretariat of Revenue “Aduanas”, have implemented a new program since early 2017 that allows participating trucks to cross the Arizona border in an average of 24 minutes.  


This unprecedented program, called Unified Cargo Inspections, brings Mexican customs officials into the US federal inspection compound where they jointly inspect each certified truck.  Unified inspections means that a truck is stopped only once and both U.S. and Mexican customs jointly inspect each truck at once versus the traditional process where each country stops the truck and conducts their own independent inspection.  The traditional, separate inspection process would take anywhere from 3.4 to as much as 8 hours.  With the new program participating trucks have a predictable, efficient and secure inspection process to cross the border.


In order to participate in this program, the truck must be certified through the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and be able to use the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) lanes at the international port of entry.  Participating companies are reporting substantial cost savings in their international logistics, one company alone reported that in the first 30 days of participating in the program they save more than $700,000.


The cooperation between government of both nations would ensures that companies that locate their cross-border operations on the Arizona-Sonora Megaregion have a unique advantage over other locations in Texas, New Mexico and California.


What you need for cross-border shipments

Multiple international freight companies operate offices, terminal and warehouses on both side of the border have the logistics expertise to help freight keep moving to, from and within Mexico. The logistics experts would assist with importation and exportation of raw materials, components, and goods between Mexico and the United States.


Every country and region has its own shipping requirements. When shipping goods across the U.S.-Mexico border, you will need the following for every shipment:

·         A U.S. customs broker

·         A Mexico customs broker

·         A drayman

·         A U.S. carrier

·         A Mexican carrier

·         An optional crossdock or warehouse


These task can be coordinated by Mo-Mex or by your own staff.