FLORENCE, Ky. — Legion Logistics announced Thursday that it has opened an office in Queretaro, Mexico.
The office, staffed by bilingual freight specialists with decades of experience in the Mexican freight market, will focus on servicing freight moving north and southbound through the entry ports at Laredo, McAllen and El Paso. Queretaro is located roughly two hours from Mexico City, in central Mexico.
“The volume of our business into and out of Mexico has grown steadily for the past few years,” said Antony Coutsoftides, CEO of Legion. “We believe that being closer to our customers and partner carriers is critical to the success of their cross-border operations.”
Several years of working with partner carriers and customers in Mexico made it clear to Legion that they needed a better understanding of the culture and dynamics of shipping south of the border in order to be successful.
“Everyone can move freight in the U.S. and Canada from an office in the U.S.,” said Coutsoftides. “But we’ve found that having representatives on the ground in Mexico allows us to be a more complete solutions provider for our customers.”
The office represents the next step in a strategic growth plan for Legion, following the acquisition of Tennessee brokerage Qontinuity Enterprises in January.
“After a decade in business, we are excited to undertake these new strategic initiatives,” said Lacy Starling, president of Legion. “As our customers’ needs continue to shift, we are committed to growing our operations to support them.”
Legion Logistics, LLC is a service disabled veteran-owned third-party logistics provider (3PL) based in Florence, Ky. Founded in 2009, Legion specializes in full truckload, less-than-truckload, government freight, hazardous materials and produce shipping. Learn more at jointhelegion.com.