News and Insight

Dec, 03 2021
via FreightWaves: Risk knows no bounds when it comes to cross-border shipping

Sunset’s Managing Director, Jose Minarro, spoke to FreightWaves alongside Mark Vickers from insurance provider Reliance Partners, about the risks associated with cross-border shipping, the importance of carrier vetting and why Mexican cargo insurance is essential. The difference in freight practices between the U.S. and Mexico is apparent, with carrier liability in Mexico being nearly nonexistent. Carriers have … Read More

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Dec, 01 2021
From the desk of Steve Pandolfo: Double-stacking, LTL, and you

Attention LTL shippers: We wanted to make you aware of important industry-wide changes (led by FedEx earlier this year) for your LTL shipments.  In the past, most carriers (not all) had a surcharge associated with the maximum number of linear feet you can take up in a trailer on a single freight bill.  What’s changed?  … Read More

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Nov, 23 2021
November 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.dat.com/https://www.freightwaves.com/ Transactional and Committed Markets As we move into the Holiday season, all three truckload segments continue to face … Read More

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Nov, 17 2021
Freight Insights for November 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 November call: DOMESTIC Fuel Fuel prices are expected to continue to rise dramatically … Read More

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Nov, 02 2021
JOC Intermodal Savings Index: 3Q21

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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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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