IntelliTrans advises rail freight shippers on Carta Porte


Non-compliance results in fines, seizure of goods, suspensions

ATLANTA, March 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IntelliTrans, the global leader in multimodal solutions that optimize supply chain operations for bulk and breakbulk businesses, advises rail freight customers on the Carta Porte restriction , which became effective January 1, 2022. After the end of the grace period on March 31st, 2022, if carriers fail to comply with these restrictions, they face fines, seizure of goods, and suspension of the carrier’s driver’s license. If a carrier is impacted, the shipper using that carrier is also impacted. IntelliTrans has added features to help customers meet these requirements.

“Carta Porte aims to increase the traceability of products moving within Mexican territory, which, in turn, will reduce the ability for tax evasion,” said Brian Cupp, Chief Operating Officer, IntelliTrans. Studies estimate that Mexican authorities lose as much as $7 billion a year in tax evasion due to the smuggling of goods.

Failure to comply with the mandate may result in:

  1. Seizure of transported goods: If vehicles carrying goods do not have the appropriate documents, the authority may proceed with their seizure until they comply with these requirements.

  2. Fines: Reported between $800 and $5,000 depending on the severity of the problem. Most offenses are detailed in Articles 84 and 85 of the Federal Tax Code and in Schedule 5 of the Miscellaneous Tax Resolution.

  3. Suspension of driving licenses for transport companies: The transport authority may suspend or cancel the carrier’s transport authorizations if it deems this to be justified (closings of 3 to 15 days are authorized depending on the documentation reviewed).

  4. Non-deductible VAT: The VAT charged by the carrier will not be deductible for the owner of the goods transported if all the documents are not in conformity.

Carta Porte information must be transmitted and received via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) with a shipping instruction application. IntelliTrans has expanded TMS functionality and updated EDI mapping to allow shippers to correctly transmit this data to carriers. Additionally, IntelliTrans has worked with its customers to review relevant updates from carriers on Carta Porte requirements.

“Compliance with the Carta Porte requirement is essential to avoid further supply chain disruptions in an already constrained network,” adds Cupp. “IntelliTrans wants our customers to avoid costly raw material disruptions and ensure they can get their finished products to market to meet their customers’ needs.”

About IntelliTrans

IntelliTrans, a Roper Technologies company, provides unified, proactive solutions to manage complex supply chain needs. Customers are agile and efficient with global supply chain transparency powered by the cloud-based IntelliTrans Control Tower (Global Visibility Platform℠) and IntelliTrans TMS (Transportation Management System), the only cloud-based TMS SaaS that provides shipment execution and visibility across rail, truck, intermodal, barge and ocean. IntelliTrans delivers complete, timely and accurate data, enabling customers to automate business processes, improve customer service and reduce operational costs. From real-time alerts to interactive data visualizations, IntelliTrans gives organizations the tools to ask deeper questions and deliver more impactful results. Website:

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