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 TOTAL TRADE DECREASES 17.09 % THROUGH SEPTEMBER
Port Laredo’s trade with the world fell 17.09 percent, from $175.81 billion to $145.76 billion through the first nine 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 $2.73 trillion, with exports at $1.04 trillion and imports at $1.69 trillion. The nation’s total trade decreased 12.17 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports fell 15.48 percent and imports fell 10 percent.
Port Laredo ranked No. 4 for total trade among the nation’s roughly 450 airports, seaports and border crossings through September of 2020. During the same period of 2019 it ranked No. 2. It finished No. 2 in the last full year.
The nation’s top five “ports” — airports, seaports and border crossings — so far this year, by value, are Port of Los Angeles; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; Port Laredo and Port of Newark.
Through September Port Laredo’s top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 France, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Thailand. Through the same period of the previous year, the top trade partners were held by Mexico, China, France, Japan and Malaysia, respectively.