News and Insight

May, 05 2021
JOC Intermodal Savings Index: 1Q21

The Journal of Commerce (JOC) provides an in-depth quarterly report into the US intermodal market to facilitate conversations between shippers and logistics companies about transportation modal decisions. The JOC Intermodal Savings Index — the Spot Index and the Contract Index — measures how much an average shipper should anticipate saving on the rail versus over-the-road … Read More

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Apr, 28 2021
Freight Insights for Week of April 26

The following insights are taken from a weekly discussion between Sunset’s nine US/MX branches. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. Below is a summary of the April 27 call: FREIGHT VOLUMES & CAPACITY International Road Check Week 5/4-5/6. Carriers are preparing … Read More

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Apr, 27 2021
UPDATED: April 2021 International Market Update

An update from Sunset’s International Team: The number of container ships stuck at anchor off Los Angeles and Long Beach is down to around 20 per day, from 30 a few months ago. Does this mean the capacity crunch in the trans-Pacific market is finally easing? Absolutely not. Restocking driving volumes higher Trans-Pacific import volumes … Read More

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Apr, 22 2021
Freight Insights for Week of April 19

The following insights are taken from a weekly discussion between Sunset’s nine US/MX branches. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. Below is a summary of the April 20 call: FREIGHT VOLUMES & CAPACITY Diesel FSC average at $3.124 this week, … Read More

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Apr, 21 2021
April 2021 US/MX Cross-Border Update

Mexico to US Peak Produce Season is here! Every year, for at least the last 15 years, the second quarter proves challenging for northbound freight.  Produce season typically begins in April and 2021 has proved to be very punctual right out of the gates the first week of the month. What are the effects of … Read More

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Apr, 14 2021
Freight Insights for Week of April 12

The following insights are taken from a weekly discussion between Sunset’s nine US/MX branches. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. Below is a summary of the April 13 call: FREIGHT VOLUMES & CAPACITY Diesel FSC average at $3.129 this week, … Read More

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Apr, 13 2021
Liberty Baugher shares best importing and exporting advice in March Inbound Logistics

Sunset’s International Manager, Liberty Baugher, was featured in the March digital issue of Inbound Logistics, sharing her best advice for importing and exporting in 2021 on their monthly “Good Question” column. Read the full March digital issue HERE. Related Content: Freight Insights for Week of April 5 April 2021 International Market Update Paul Cullmann talks … Read More

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Apr, 08 2021
Freight Insights for Week of April 5

The following insights are taken from a weekly discussion between Sunset’s nine US/MX branches. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. Below is a summary of the April 6 call: FREIGHT VOLUMES & CAPACITY Diesel FSC average at $3.144 this week, … Read More

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Apr, 07 2021
Sunset Opens Ninth National Branch Office in Querétaro, Mexico

Querétaro is Sunset’s second Mexico office after Nuevo Laredo, expanding our cross-border customs brokerage network in Central Mexico. Sunset Transportation is proud to share the news of our ninth (9th) branch office now open in Querétaro, Mexico. This second Mexico location follows the expansion of our cross-border offerings and warehouse in Nuevo Laredo, MX and … Read More

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Mar, 31 2021
Freight Insights for Week of March 29

The following insights are taken from a weekly discussion between Sunset’s nine US/MX branches. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. Below is a summary of the March 30 call: FREIGHT VOLUMES & CAPACITY Tier 1 manufacturers in MX are having … Read More

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Mar, 25 2021
Paul Cullmann talks construction project-based logistics in March #SunsetSays

One of Sunset’s project-based construction experts, National Sales Rep Paul Cullmann, provides a brief update on the trends facing construction logistics this spring. Video summary:Sunset saw many large projects sidelined in 2020 that are now getting ready to start, as well as the boom we’re seeing in warehouse and distribution facility development fueled by e-commerce … Read More

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Mar, 24 2021
Freight Insights for Week of March 22

The following insights are taken from a weekly discussion between Sunset’s nine US/MX branches. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. Below is a summary of the March 23 call: FREIGHT VOLUMES & CAPACITY Diesel FSC average is at $3.194 this … Read More

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