Managing Mexico Transportation Risk: Insights from Mark Vickers

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Borderless Coverage is excited to bring you a summary of our recent podcast appearance on the “Logistics of Logistics” podcast, where our very own Mark Vickers, Executive Vice President and Head of International Logistics, discussed Mexico transportation risk with host Joe Lynch. Key Takeaways from the Podcast In the “Logistics of Logistics” podcast episode, Mark

Cargo Truck Hijacking on the Rise in Mexico State and Puebla

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Late summer and early fall of 2023 have brought attention to a growing concern in Mexico – the alarming rise in cargo truck hijackings, particularly in Mexico State and Puebla. Two viral videos captured harrowing attempts by criminals to block roads and hijack cargo trucks in these states. These incidents shed light on the escalating

Analysis of Cargo Truck Hijacking In Mexico

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Cargo hijacking is a major risk for foreign companies moving freight via highways in Mexico. As part of our in-house research for our Borderless Coverage program, Reliance Partners analyzed publicly available data from Mexico’s federal government’s National Public Security System crime database.   We found that the total number of hijackings recorded increased 11% y-o-y

Mark Vickers Feature on “What The Truck?!?”

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Borderless Coverage is honored to share a remarkable moment that highlights the expertise and insights at Reliance Partners and Borderless Coverage. Mark Vickers recently took the spotlight on an episode of, “What The Truck?!?” Mark Vickers, EVP and Head of International Logistics at Reliance Partners, shines light on cargo risk originating from Mexico. With his

The Looming Threat to US-Mexico Supply Chains

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In a bold move that could have far-reaching implications for supply chains connecting the United States and Mexico, truckers in Mexico are gearing up to stage a nationwide protest and disrupt critical trade routes. Fueled by mounting concerns over security issues on Mexican highways, the Mexican Alliance of Carrier Organizations (AMOTAC) is spearheading this movement,

Mark Vickers feature on Risk Roulette

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Discover essential insights to safeguard your nearshoring investments in the compelling feature article by Mark Vickers on BNamericas. With a wealth of experience culminating in the creation of Borderless Coverage, Vickers delves into the intricacies of Mexico’s nearshoring boom. While the potential for growth is significant, the article emphasizes the critical issue of organized crime’s

Addressing the Growing Threat of Truck Hijackings in Mexico

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In today’s interconnected world, cross-border trade plays a crucial role in the global economy. As businesses expand their reach, so do the challenges they face. One of these challenges, particularly pertinent to the insurance industry, is the rising threat of organized crime-related cargo truck hijackings. Recent developments reported by the Mexican news magazine, Proceso shed

Highway Heists: Cargo Truck Robberies Surge on Etla-Oaxaca Route

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In a recent report from NVI, it has been revealed that incidents of cargo truck robberies have been escalating on the Etla-Oaxaca highway. This troubling trend has caused concern among authorities and businesses alike, with multiple incidents being reported in the region. The article highlights the increase in brazen attacks on cargo trucks transporting valuable

Claudia Casas Joins LMCA as Director: Driving Cross-Border Excellence

We’re thrilled to announce that Claudia Casas, EVP of Sales at Reliance Partners, has been appointed as a Director at LMCA (Laredo Motor Carrier Association). Her nomination highlights our commitment to optimizing cross-border trade. Claudia Casas’ election brings extensive industry expertise and a dedication to enhancing trade. Her leadership will contribute to LMCA’s growth and

Violent Crime Poses a Threat to Mexico’s Investment Boom

According to EVP and Head of International Logistics at Reliance Partners, Mark Vickers, states, ‘On June 23, 2023, armed thieves hijacked a cargo truck on the highway near the town of Texmelucan in the state of Puebla in central Mexico. One day earlier, on June 22, a police officer escorting a cargo truck in Mexico