Sunset Adds Cross-Border Customs Brokerage Network and Laredo Warehouse to International Service Portfolio
ST. LOUIS – Sunset Transportation, a Top 10 privately-owned third-party logistics company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is proud to announce the grand opening of a new branch office and warehouse space at the Laredo, TX and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico border.
The Texas-based branch is a new avenue for Sunset, offering a full suite of US/MX cross-border customs brokerage and logistics management services, including a secure, CTPAT-compliant and food grade-certified warehouse built in 2018. Sunset Laredo provides a competitive advantage for customers; full control and visibility to their north and southbound shipments without outsourcing US and MX customs clearance. Other capabilities: multi-modal brokerage, cross-docking, consolidation, in-transit bonds, ISF, duty drawback programs, US/MX and EEI declarations, and a robust shipper technology platform to track past, in-transit, and post-shipment KPIs.
Prior to joining Sunset, Jose spent 11 years as a co-founder and Managing Director of Transplace Mexico. He built the business from the ground up and after reaching much success (managing 850 employees and over 120,000 annual cross-border shipments), Jose chose to join the Sunset team and focus solely on mid-market shippers and high service with a like-minded 3PL. Laredo’s current business focus lies in the Bajio, Monterrey and Mexico City regions, capitalizing on the high presence of industrial and manufacturing customers in those locations.
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An efficient implementation during summer 2019 has paved the way for a smooth introduction on September 1, 2019, when the brokerage office and warehouse were officially integrated into the Sunset network. The addition of Laredo is an exciting example of Sunset’s growth and expansion of services into cross-border customs, filling a need for both US and MX shippers for a seamless border experience with complete visibility into duty, tax, and tariff costs.
“Shippers feel like they lose control when shipping southbound,” says Jose Minarro, Managing Director. “Now we can offer Sunset customers a full door-to-door solution in a winning equation of US customs, MX customs in the largest port cities, and secure, modern warehouse facilities. It’s already been a pleasure working with a company who understands the service and complexities involved in cross-border business; I’m energized at the possibilities!”
Sunset Transportation announces the opening of its seventh branch office as part of a continued strategy of growth in key logistics markets, providing even greater supply chain solutions and strategies for current and future customers. In 2019, Sunset has continued its focus on business intelligence reporting and tracking visibility with the release of a centralized shipper platform for load visibility, LOGIK, for all domestic and international modes. In 2020, Sunset’s corporate headquarters will be moving to a fully renovated 45,000 sq. ft headquarters office in their hometown of Sunset Hills, Missouri (St. Louis).
“Once we began the journey of expanding our branch network into Laredo, it was evident Jose and Daniel would fit right into the Sunset family. They have an honest, accountable, and relationship-based philosophy when it comes to logistics, and we’re extremely pleased to have these gentlemen on our team. – Lindsey Graves, COO, Sunset Transportation
- Jose Minarro featured in Estrategia Aduanera August issue
- Video: The Right Size 3PL (Spanish translation version)
ABOUT SUNSET TRANSPORTATION – www.sunsettrans.com
Whether it’s transportation brokerage, logistics management, TMS and shipper technologies, or freight payment services, Sunset offers solutions to best fit your business. Our commitment to quality and delivering on our five promises are the foundation of our success: savings, visibility, continuous improvement, data-driven decisions, and relationships, not transactions. Sunset Transportation’s corporate headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri, with seven branches and 35 agent offices across the United States.