California Port to Mexico Rail Freight to Create 1,000 Jobs
CALEXICO, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ — TBM Intermodal has just created an alliance to help expand intermodal shipping port in California to deliver goods to Mexico. Now distributors from the western states and provinces can shorten their trip by up to 500 miles, save 15-30% in costs, and begin their journey to Mexico in Calexico, California. Hardest hit by the recession with the nation’s highest unemployment rate at 30.2%, 500 direct and 500 indirect jobs will be created in the Imperial County to support this new port.
Companies in the western USA and Canada who ship goods into Mexico now have reason to rejoice: an international rail port is expanding in Southern California that will cut up to 500 miles off the overland shipping to Mexico, which in the past was only available halfway across the country in Texas. In the process, 500 much-needed jobs will be created in the Imperial Valley, which gained notoriety recently as “America’s Recession Capital,” (http://www.parade.com/news/2009/06/surviving-in-americas-recession-capital.html). (See also: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0908/27/ldt.01.html – Casey Wian report and video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knGW1TzF_qI )
Ideally suited to serve shippers in the western USA and Canada, Calexico, California is on the border adjacent to Mexicali, the state capital of Baja California. This large city is served by a top quality rail line installed by Mexico’s leading rail company, Ferromex. Along with support from Grupo Infra, one of Mexico’s leading transportation companies, the alliance has been created to move thousands of shipments through this port. Calexico is the southernmost city in California, and its proximity to major freeways, rail lines and the border, makes access to the Mexico rail system fast and easy. Rail shipping is considered much safer than driving trucks individually into Mexico destinations.
TBM Intermodal, with their own fleet of over 150 trucks, has been moving products directly from U.S. distribution centers into Mexico through the Laredo, Texas port. Founder Jose Villarreal realized that the trip to Texas added up to 500 miles extra to the shipments from the western states. “I wanted to find a safe way for companies to move their products destined for Mexico into the rail system as quickly as possible, and I realized Calexico has a great potential of becoming a major gateway into Mexico. And this gives us a chance to create California jobs where they are needed most: in the Imperial Valley.”
Adding to the 500 direct jobs will be an estimated 500 indirect jobs created in industries that grow to support the new port, including warehousing, custom brokers, clerical and forklift drivers. Villarreal explains, “Once companies realize the greater efficiency of using this new West Coast Gateway, and the whopping 15-30% savings they get by using this port, we expect to see a network of distribution centers for large manufacturers grow in the immediate area to support the operation, just as they have in other major international ports.”
About TBM Intermodal
Since 1999, TBM Intermodal has been shipping between distributors in the United States and Mexico with an outstanding track record. With a combination of over 270 trucks and intermodal shipping through Laredo, Texas and now Calexico, California, TBM Intermodal safely moves over 12,000 loads a year from the US to major distribution centers in Mexico. Their load consolidation services create cost savings for shippers. New lanes throughout the US will be added in the near future to serve central and east coast distributors as well. With new trailer tracking technology, TBM Intermodal now provides real-time trailer location anytime, anywhere in Mexico, US, and Canada. For more information about TBM Intermodal or how to take advantage of the new international intermodal shipping port in Calexico, California, please contact Jose Villarreal at (800) 705-2349.
Contact Info: Jose Villarreal TBM Intermodal 74930 Country Club Dr. #540-59 Palm Desert, CA 92260 Phone: (800) 705-2349 Email: info@TBMIntermodal.com Web: http://www.TBMIntermodal.com
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