Leveraging Nearshoring as a Strategy
For BlueGrace Logistics, expansion into Mexico was a customer-led initiative, and the company will provide customer brokerage in addition to dry van and temp control truckload services. It will also offer cross docking and warehousing services, said Scott Schara, chief commercial officer and president of 3PL services at BlueGrace Logistics.
Schara added that third-party logistics providers are uniquely positioned to take advantage of growth in cross-border freight, noting they have “the engineering processes and technology” to transport cargo cost-effectively.
Shippers understand logistics strategies tied to nearshoring can help improve the life cycles of their supply chains by promoting tighter turnarounds.
“Shippers understand logistics strategies tied to nearshoring can help improve the life cycles of their supply chains by promoting tighter turnarounds,” he said.
Shippers who over-relied on sourcing from Asia found themselves dealing with shortages, congestion and other disruption after COVID-19 shut down manufacturing operations in several countries. The Biden administration has also moved to add more incentives for businesses to move supply chains close to the United States and away from China.