TalaTrans Worldwide Announces New Office in El Paso, Texas

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (MARCH, 2016)

TalaTrans Worldwide is proud to announce the opening of its newest office in El Paso, Texas, as the company continues to expand its domestic presence. The launch of this location comes in response to continuously increasing demand, with inbound traffic from Asia consistently arriving via Los Angeles, California, to local and Mexican markets.
Strategically located near the United States-Mexico border, the new office is fully equipped with its own fleet of trucks, warehouse and cross-dock operations, significantly facilitating the movement of freight into and out of Mexico. TalaTrans El Paso is prepared to provide customers with the most efficient ground consolidation service from Los Angeles via El Paso to feed into markets in Mexico and the U.S.
“As El Paso serves as one of the primary gateways into the Mexican market, this new location will allow us to cater to both the local and Mexican markets as demand from our customers continues to rise,” TalaTrans Worldwide CEO Jesus Talavera says. “We are eager to meet the needs of all clients and provide the most efficient, high-touch customer service possible.”
The El Paso office launch marks the opening of the company’s third domestic location. TalaTrans Worldwide is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Miami, Florida; El Salvador; and Mexico City.
By leveraging its deep network of relationships with integral carriers and shippers, TalaTrans provides customized shipping services across all modes, including air, ground, ocean and rail, to its diverse client base. Investments in technology, combined with experience and expertise in the complex Latin American market, enable TalaTrans to offer innovative shipping solutions while maintaining a focus on quality customer service.
About TalaTrans Worldwide
TalaTrans Worldwide provides end-to-end logistics management though a global network of experienced transportation professionals. The firm develops strong ongoing relationships with carriers and shippers and cultivates innovative solutions for any shipping need. With offices in North and South America, TalaTrans values true customer service with a personal touch. For more information, visit http://www.talatransworldwide.com.

TalaTrans Worldwide Announces Opening Mexico Location

CHICAGO, IL. (November, 2015) – TalaTrans Worldwide Corp., a full service logistics provider focusing on the Latin American market, announces the opening of its newest location, TalaTrans Worldwide Mexico S.A. de C.V. in Mexico City, Mexico.

TalaTrans is a full-service logistics provider headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The team of logistics professionals execute shipments in any mode, ground (LTL or truckload), air, ocean and rail for customers of all sizes. The TalaTrans team specializes in shipping to South America and helps clients with customs compliance consulting and warehousing in multiple locations in the United States and South America.

With offices in Chicago, Miami, El Salvador and now Mexico City, Mexico, TalaTrans is expanding its presence in South America to better serve customers. The addition of this location allows the firm’s dedicated transportation professionals the ability to offer ground consolidation services from Mexico City to the USA and all Central American countries. This is just the first of many new offices for the supply chain solutions provider, speedy growth is part of CEO Jesus Talavera’s strategic plan.

“The opening of our Mexico City location eliminates the gap between the USA and El Salvador offices, which enables us to directly manage all three markets,” commented Jesus Talavera, CEO of TalaTrans. “Our commitment to our customers and partners always focuses on continuing the growth of our company in a strategically organized manner, while assuring that high quality service is provided at all times.”

The company has invested in technology that not only links information between TalaTrans offices, but makes customers’ shipping more efficient. This, in addition to the teams’ commitment to customer service, and delivering expert shipping consulting and execution to anywhere in the US and LATAM sets TalaTrans on a trajectory for growth.

About TalaTrans Worldwide:
TalaTrans Worldwide provides end-to-end logistics management though a global network of experienced transportation professionals. Dedicated logistics professionals develop relationships with carriers and shippers and cultivate innovative solutions for any shipping need. With offices in both North and South America, TalaTrans values true customer service with a personal touch. www.talatransworldwide.com

3PLs everywhere jumping into deals – but at what cost?

Merger fever is sweeping the logistics industry. 2015 activity has reached its highest level since the recession, with nine major deals already announced this year, according to supply chain consulting firm Armstrong and Associates.

France-based GEODIS is the latest third-party logistics (3PL) provider to take part in the trend, announcing in August that it plans to acquire OHL for a reported $800 million. The news comes on the heels of several other high-profile deals, including XPO Logistics’ acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.53 billion and FedEx’s purchase of GENCO for $1.4 billion.

The Midwest has been a flash point for much of this consolidation, cementing its status as a hub for the freight brokerage industry. Recent notable deals include UPS’ acquisition of Chicago-based Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billion, the largest truckload brokerage acquisition in U.S. history, and Chicago-based Echo Global Logistics’ purchase of Command Transportation for $420 million. 

3PLs cite cross-selling opportunities, diversifying service offerings and improved geographic coverage as key reasons for joining forces with fellow providers. While outsourced logistics has historically been a heavily fragmented industry, this tidal wave of activity is also helping providers reach unprecedented sizes. According to Armstrong and Associates, the five largest global 3PLs all earned more than $10 billion in gross revenue in 2014.

In the midst of all this consolidation, don’t let your company get lost in the shuffle. TalaTrans partners with its clients to provide high-touch shipping services, functioning as a seamless extension of your logistics department. While other 3PLs move toward providing myriad services to countless industries, we focus on Latin American shipping, helping clients navigate cultural and language barriers that can hinder supply chain efficiency.

With offices in Chicago and Miami, our team brings more than 30 years of combined logistics experience to meet your business’ unique needs. Whether you need air, ocean or freight services, TalaTrans ensures a seamless process each step of the way, providing customs clearance support, regulatory paperwork assistance and other services to help you navigate the Latin American shipping process successfully. 

It’s a big world – don’t let your business get lost in it. Contact TalaTrans today to learn how we can help with your Latin American shipping needs.

Improved Mexican rail system is good news for Latin American logistics

To get shipments from Point A to Point B, solid infrastructure is a must. Since launching its transformational rail improvement program two decades ago, Mexico has vastly enhanced its rail infrastructure, enabling TalaTrans to deliver on its promise of streamlining Latin American shipping for clients.

Since 1995, Mexico’s rail system has grown from a single railroad to an expansive, modern system that is fully compatible with U.S. and Canadian railroads, according to a recent Logistics Viewpoints article. The rail expansion has allowed many companies to convert truckload shipments into more efficient intermodal traffic.

While these enhancements have been a boon to shippers, however, the Latin American logistics process still presents a number of challenges. Cultural issues, language barriers and complex regulations can hurt supply chain efficiency and potentially compromise customer relationships.

TalaTrans Worldwide partners with companies to help them navigate the Latin American shipping process successfully. Our network of fully secured warehouses and offices and our strong relationships across the region enable our clients to fulfill customer orders quickly and efficiently. Talatrans Worldwide’s Latin American solutions are personalized to your needs and include reliable FTL, LTL and air service; customs clearance support; and regulatory paperwork assistance.

Contact us today to learn how we can assist with all your Latin American shipping needs.