The impact of the recent United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on the energy trade between the United States and Mexico—especially as it relates to transportation and logistics at border crossings—has not yet been fully measured. With so much at stake, understanding the potential impacts of this new agreement is crucial to both countries’ economies.
Researcher identified traffic management strategies to improve crossing time reliability at commercial land ports of entry (LPOEs). They also successfully evaluated the strategies using two scenarios–an appointment scenario and a demand spreading scenario–using a microscopic traffic simulation model that the researchers developed for the Ysleta Zaragoza LPOE.
This research assessed the implications of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on energy trade between the United States and Mexico, as well as cross-border movements. Phase 1 presents a literature review to assess policy changes that could impact the energy trade between the two countries, collected the relevant data and developed a framework for scenario planning.
This report presents a model capable of forecasting future commodity trading between the United States and Mexico based on the historical import and export data. The incorporation of these forecasts into the U.S.-Mexico Border Freight Traffic Trends yearly report will benefit transportation and trade agencies, as well as the private sector, by providing a better understanding of future tendencies in border trade dynamics.
Quick and seamless passage across the U.S.-Mexico border has long been the Holy Grail for any commercial interest whose success depends on transportation efficiency. And for just as long, the safety inspection process at the border has represented the most persistent roadblock to that aspiration.
by Geza Pesti
How goods are getting to and from Mexican manufacturers to American markets—and vice versa—is important to know. Are they traveling by truck or rail? Are they experiencing shipping delays (often passed on to the consumer in the form of higher prices)? Are they rising or falling in frequency, value, and volume?
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