US Logistics Center
The U.S. Logistics Center (USLC) located in Brownsville, Texas, is a support operation of the United States Embassy in Mexico. It is operated by the assigned U.S Despatch Agent and his staff. A modern 28,000 sq. ft. building, it is divided into three areas: a 5,000 sq. ft. office and training center, a 3,000 sq. ft. mail and pouch operation and a 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse.
The Mail/Pouch area has its own separate entrance and loading dock. It provides official and private mail and diplomatic pouch service to the more than 400 Americans attached to the Embassy and its Consulates and offices in the interior of Mexico. In providing this service it acts as the entry/exit point for the U.S. Postal Service and the many courier services operating in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) and processes more than 5,000 pouches annually.
The warehouse area of the USLC has three docks, a drive-in ramp, a complete maintenance area, 450 ft. of racking and is fully climate-controlled. It provides shipping and customs clearances for a variety of goods and materials entering and leaving Mexico. These materials include official supplies, equipment and vehicles, as well as more than a thousand lift vans of personal household effects and vehicles for U. S. Goverment employees assigned to the Embassy and its Consulates. The Center is capable of stretch-wrapping, repairing lift vans, palletizing and has a comercial scale to verify weights of all in and outbound shipments. In addition it has covered storage for 24 vehicles outside in the parking lot.
The Center has procured locally for customs brokerage services (Martha Cano) and transportation services (Mudanzas GOU) within Mexico. The Center's staff has negotiated very favorable rates for brokerage services and transport services that substantially reduce costs. The Embassy negotiated an expedited transport services contract (Estafeta) with very favorable rates to move Diplomatic pouch and Mail to interior posts. On the U.S. side the Center's staff utilizes contracts negotiated by A/LM. The Center's staff works closely with freight forwarders, trucking firms and international brokers located in the Brownsville area and coordinates transport of effects and supplies to areas throughout the United States and overseas.
To contact us via e-mail: DespatchAgencyUSLCBrownsville@state.gov
Telephone Number: (956)982-6899, (956)982-6976 or (956)982-3916
Telephone from Mexico: (001-956)982-6899, (001-956)982-6976 or (001-956)982-3916