Port Laredo - South Texas Alliance for Regional Trade

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MAJOR TRADE AND FREIGHT CORRIDOR

Laredo was the highest-ranking U.S. Customs district, and one of only three in the top 10 to fully recover from the 2009 global recession in import-export trade.

Returned exports is an increasingly big business, for Laredo and the nation. Since 2003, Laredo has accounted for more than 5 percent of the U.S. total for imports of returned exports.

Economic impact studies forecast the Eagle Ford Shale as one of the most significant U.S. oil & gas discoveries which will generate over $20 Billion in capital investment and 150,000 plus jobs for Laredo, Webb County and South Texas.

TOP TRADE PARTNERS – ASIA/ MIDDLE EAST / OCEANIA

For every dollar of trade with China, 99 cents is an import into Laredo. China’s average with the United States is 80 cents for every Dollar.

For the third consecutive year, Laredo’s trade with Malaysia topped $700 million.

Provides a Range of Facilities

  • NAFTA Gateway for Air Cargo
  • Serviced by two Class I Railroads – UP & KCS
  • Bridge Expansion Project – 7 Additional Lanes
  • 2 Refrigerated Inspection Facilities at Bridges
  • 40+ Million sq. ft. of Logistics Space

Highlights

  • No. 1 Inland Port on U.S. – Mexico Border
  • No. 1 Railroad Interchange on U.S. –Mexico Border
  • No. 5 Customs District for Exports in the U.S.
  • No. 6 Largest U.S. Customs District
  • No. 7 Customs District for Imports in the U.S.

 

Trade Numbers

Laredo Trade Numbers 2014
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