No. 1 Inland Port along US-Mexico Border
The Port of Laredo is the number 1 inland port along the US-Mexico border and rank No. 2 in the nation with $231.58 billion in imports and exports in 2019 according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity.
- Approximately 4,044,308 trucks crossed the border in 2019 north and south bound
- Home to 220* freight forwarders, 650 trucking companies, and 120* U.S. Customs Brokers
- 1 Rail Bridge and 4 vehicle bridges: 2 for commercial, 3 for private vehicles
- Goods shipped through Laredo travel to more than 60 countries
* Numbers reflects organization members only
PORT LAREDO’S TRADE DECREASES 22.55 PERCENT THROUGH JUNE
Port Laredo’s trade with the world fell 22.55 percent, from $116.15 billion to $89.96 billion through the first six months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.
During the same time period, the nation’s total trade was $1.77 trillion, with exports at $687.16 billion and imports at $1.08 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 14.28 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 16.57 percent and imports fell 12.75 percent.
Port Laredo ranked No. 2 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through June of 2020.
The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Port Laredo; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Port of Newark and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Through June Port Laredo’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 France, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Malaysia. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, Japan, France and Malaysia, respectively.