News and Insight

Oct, 27 2021
Port Emergency: LA and Long Beach ports to charge a management fee effective November 1

UPDATE: via Daily Breeze The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will soon hit ocean carriers with potentially hefty fees for cargo containers that remain too long at terminals, marking yet another major effort to solve a supply chain backlog that has seen freighters spend days at sea waiting to dock, empty containers blocking streets … Read More

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Oct, 21 2021
October 2021 US/MX Cross-Border Update

*The following report is authored by Sunset Transportation’s Cross-border team, stationed at the World Trade border in Laredo/Nuevo Laredo and Queretaro, MX.  Insights are taken from multiple sources, including our internal freight experts and industry data.  https://www.joc.com/regulation-policy/western-countries-waking-freight-infrastructure-needs-dhl-ceo_20211014.htmlhttps://www.dat.com/https://www.freightwaves.com/ Transactional and Committed Markets Over the last 18 months, the trucking industry has had to adapt to a … Read More

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Oct, 20 2021
Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM announce two services are “temporarily” bypassing Savannah, Georgia due to port congestion

UPDATE: via FreightWaves Port congestion sending port calls to Charleston and Jacksonville Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM have announced two services are “temporarily” bypassing Savannah, Georgia.  CMA CGM said Wednesday that its Amerigo service, which connects the western Mediterranean to the U.S. East Coast, will “temporarily stop calling Savannah due to severe congestion in this port … Read More

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Oct, 18 2021
Freight Insights for October 2021

The following insights are taken from a monthly 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 October 13 call: DOMESTIC Fuel Fuel prices are expected to rise dramatically through … Read More

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Oct, 06 2021
Growth on the border as Sunset relocates and expands Laredo, TX operations

Sunset continues to expand cross-border and customs brokerage services across key transportation corridors between Texas and Mexico. Sunset Transportation, a Top 10, women-owned third-party logistics company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is proud to announce a new location and expanded warehouse space in Laredo, Texas.  Sunset opened its first cross-border branch office in Laredo in … Read More

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Sep, 28 2021
St. Louis Business Journal Releases Top 150 Privately Held Companies; Sunset Jumps to #81 in 2021

Sunset is proud to make the Top 150 Privately Held Companies by the St. Louis Business Journal for the fourth consecutive year, jumping up the list to #81 from #98 in 2020. In the last year, Sunset became a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), opened their ninth branch office in Queretaro, MX and added fifteen … Read More

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Sep, 23 2021
September 2021 US/MX Cross-Border Update

*The following report is authored by Sunset Transportation’s Cross-border team, stationed at the World Trade border in Laredo/Nuevo Laredo and Queretaro, MX.  Insights are taken from multiple sources, including our internal freight experts and industry data.  https://www.freightwaves.com/news/transportation-capacity-dips-further-prices-keep-surginghttps://www.dat.com/https://www.actresearch.net/ Transactional and Committed Markets The truckload capacity in the US and Mexico continues to go on a downward … Read More

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Sep, 22 2021
Freight Insights for September 2021

The following insights are taken from a monthly 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 September 21 call: DOMESTIC Fuel Fuel prices are expected to rise through the … Read More

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Sep, 14 2021
September 2021 International Market Update

An update from Sunset’s International Team: The following information from our friends at JAS Worldwide details the current International market conditions. Customer communication is vital with the instability of international trade. Please read the following updates and we offer the following precautions: Instability and reduced capacity are still having significant impacts on US imports. Increased import … Read More

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Aug, 20 2021
Shanghai Pudong International Airport flight suspension due to positive COVID cases

Via JAS: After two (2) cases of COVID-19 were detected among personnel at Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd (PACTL), international cargo flights have been temporarily suspended. The first case was detected in one of the two terminal handlers at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). The second case was detected in a member … Read More

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Aug, 19 2021
Freight Insights for August 2021

The following insights are taken from a monthly 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 August 10 call: DOMESTIC Capacity Rail, TL, and LTL are stifled due to … Read More

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Aug, 11 2021
Sunset Transportation named a 2021 Top Woman-Owned Business in Transportation

Women in Trucking honors Sunset Transportation for their financial stability, growth, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit in the transportation industry. Sunset Transportation, a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBENC), second-generation third party logistics (3PL) company, is honored to join the esteemed group of 2021 Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation. With 46 percent of it’s workforce being female, … Read More

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