GREEN BAY, Wis. — Under a new program, Schneider Intermodal is offering shippers streamlined cross-border clearance and inspection service for select commodities that previously required additional handling at the U.S. border.
Working with Mexico’s Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad, y Calidad Agroalimentaria, (SENASICA), Schneider Intermodal can now move peat moss, pet food, soy bean flour and cream substitutes across the border with inspections in Mexico instead of at the border.
SENASICA, Mexico’s equivalent of the United States Food and Drug Administration, regulates, manages and promotes activities of health, safety and food quality. The initial four commodities are part of a pilot program for streamlined border crossings. Additional commodities are expected to be added when the pilot concludes, said a release.
“Any time a process can be streamlined, the customer benefits,” offered Schneider’s Bernardo Rodarte, vice president, Mexico division. “This seamless border crossing saves time and is a more cost-effective alternative since there are fewer handoffs during the move.”
This service is effective immediately and takes place at the Puerta Mexico (Toluca) intermodal terminal.