Monterrey.- The Puerto Colombia border crossing in Nuevo León now has a special lane for the transit of John Deere company trucks.
The provider of agricultural production systems, construction equipment, and state-of-the-art technology now owns this lane due to the large volume of production and input of products it handles between the territory of Nuevo León and the United States. Regional and Agricultural Development Secretary, Marco Gonzalez.
“It’s part of our strategy to identify large companies like John Deere with special lanes, who favor us over other customs with their priority to cross,” Gonzalez said.
In addition to the presence of the Secretary, company authorities such as Wallace Wiggins, Global and Logistics Vice President, as well as members of the Corporation for the Development of the Nuevo León Border Region (Condefront) were present to inaugurate the lane.
The latter thanked the state government for the exclusivity of the crossing, assuring that in this way the demands of their customers could be met more efficiently.
Gonzalez also said that this company is the most important customer in the state due to the volume it transits through the customs, which is why it exports and receives its large-sized machinery through the aforementioned border. continues.
John Deere conducts about 34,000 operations annually in Puerto Colombia, and with the new lanes, that is expected to increase by 40 percent through 2024, according to the company and executive.
One of the reasons the exclusive lane was designated was the age of use of the port, as Colombian customs have been using it to transport their goods for almost 30 years.
After enabling special lanes for Tesla suppliers in December 2022, Marco Gonzalez announced that a lane would also be established for Navistar, part of the same faster flow strategy that John Deere is a part of.