International transportation specialist Dimerco has launched a new multimodal service for supplier companies shipping high-value components to manufacturing plants in Mexico. The new Air+Road transport service enables customers ship door-to-door from China to Mexico, via the U.S., in just 6˗8 days with high security.


According to Dimerco’s Central Service Center, growing manufacturing operations in North America rely on rapid replenishment of component parts from China, but standard shipping options are inadequate. Ocean freight is too slow and direct air freighter services are limited.


The new Air+Road solution combines regular consolidated flights from China to LA and Dallas with cross-border bonded trucking service where team drivers travel non-stop and only on highways to keep cargo safe. The solution gives suppliers a multimodal service that is reliable, speedy and secure.


In Mexico, cargo is delivered to the international airport closest to the consignee, where it is treated by Customs as a China to Mexico airport-to-airport shipment. Dimerco simplifies and expedites customs clearance before transferring cargo to a standard truck and transporting it to the consignee.


While this trans-shipment solution via the U.S. increases transit time by 2–3 days compared to direct air freight service, it is 30–40% cheaper and is a practical response to the near absence of direct air freight shipping from China to Mexico.