From Across the Globe to Your Production Line: How ICAT Logistics Detroit Delivered $500,000 Worth of Automotive Tooling Molds from China to Mexico

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When it comes to tackling the toughest, most intricate shipping challenges, ICAT Logistics Detroit is a force to be reckoned with.

Recently, a new client approached us with a complex shipping request that involved delivering half a million dollars’ worth of oversized automotive tooling molds from China to Mexico within a tight 14-day deadline. The cargo in question weighed 56,000 lbs. 

The client faced various obstacles due to the size and weight of the cargo that most airlines would not accept. Despite all these challenges, ICAT Logistics Detroit was able to deliver the cargo safely and on time, while saving the client almost $20,000 in the process.


Undeterred, we conducted thorough research and found an airline that was willing to transport the cargo. We flew the cargo into Dallas, TX, for tighter control.

Once the cargo landed, we coordinated a complete cross-border delivery into Mexico, organizing two flat beds in bond, making sure the cargo was secure and delivered on time. However, that was not without its challenges. 

One of the hurdles we encountered was when our driver needed to retrieve the documents at the broker’s facility, which was about to close for the day. Despite this setback, we established a relationship with the broker’s facility and ensured everything was completed safely and securely, causing no delay in transit.


To solve this unique logistics challenge, ICAT Logistics Detroit approached the project with out-of-the-box thinking and extensive planning. 

But plans are nothing without open communication. That is why we made sure to keep our clients in the loop 24/7, supplying updates on their shipments’ whereabouts every step of the way. Dave Saladin, our experienced Export Operations Specialist, explained that “foreign to foreign shipments are one of our strengths. We know the importance of meticulous planning and consistent communication to ensure that everything went smoothly, down to the last detail.”

Despite a few obstacles along the way, ICAT Logistics Detroit delivered the 56,000 lbs. of freight securely and on time, FOUR days ahead of schedule.

Big Picture:

The ICAT difference is always looking for new and better ways to solve unique logistics challenges. In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive market, settling for average logistics solutions is simply not an option. 

That is why we make it our mission to provide our clients with customized logistics solutions that are tailored to their unique needs and requirements. Whether you are looking to transport large-scale cargo across the country or need a dependable partner to navigate the complexities of international trade, our expert team of professionals have you covered. 

ICAT Logistics is more than just your go-to logistics solutions provider. We are your strategic partner, dedicated to helping you grow and succeed in today’s global marketplace.

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