No. 1 Inland Port along US-Mexico Border
The Port of Laredo is the number 1 inland port along the US-Mexico border crossing over $525.1 billion in imports and exports. With IH-35 bisecting the city, all the industrial parks and logistical centers are within 5 miles.
- Approximately 2,090,172 trucks crossed the border in 2016
- Home to 510 freight forwarders, 210 trucking companies, and 105 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
Laredo’s trade increases 6.93 percent through September 2017
Laredo’s trade with the world rose 6.93 percent, from $211.1 billion to $225.72 billion through the first nine months of 2017 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. Laredo’s exports increased 6.36 percent while imports rose 7.34 percent. Laredo’s deficit was $37.95 billion.
Through September the district’s top five trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Japan compared to the same period last year when the top five were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Malaysia, No. 4 Thailand and No. 5 Japan, respectively.