News and Insight

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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Aug, 10 2021
JOC Intermodal Savings Index: 2Q21

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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Aug, 09 2021
August 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/more-investment-manufacturing-jobs-for-mexicohttps://www.joc.com/trucking-logistics/ltl-trucking-logistics/truck-capacity-constraints-worsen-us-mexico-border_20210707.html Transactional and Contract Markets In July 2021, the truck market remained extremely tense across the US and Mexico. … Read More

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Aug, 07 2021
Extended COVID lockdown creating delays through Vietnam for foreseeable future

Via Reuters: Vietnam’s extended lockdown, now extended through August 22, has caused significant delays for international trade in and out of Ho Chi Minh City port. After successfully containing the virus for much of the pandemic, Vietnam has been facing a complicated outbreak of the virus, with southern business hub Ho Chi Minh City and … Read More

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Jul, 29 2021
Sunset Transportation named #4 Top 3PL Provider in the U.S.

Inbound Logistics readers, shippers, and logistics professionals have vaulted Sunset Transportation into the #4 spot on the 2021 list of Top 3PL Providers. Sunset Transportation, a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBENC), second-generation third party logistics (3PL) company, is proud to celebrate earning the #4 position on the 2021 Inbound Logistics Top 3Pl Provider list. This … Read More

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Jul, 29 2021
Houston Port Experiencing Closures and Delays

Via FreightWaves:Port Houston halted operations Tuesday, July 27 at its two main public container terminals due to a “major failure of the storage devices that support all applications used to operate both Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals”, officials said. Sunset customers who route shipments through Port Houston should expect residual delays. Contact your international … Read More

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Jul, 19 2021
Freight Insights for Week of July 19

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 July 13 call: DOMESTIC Capacity Driver capacity has not grown in relation to … Read More

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Jul, 16 2021
July 2021 US/MX Cross-Border Update

*Update provided in English and Spanish. National Customs Agency of Mexico El Diario Oficial de la Federacion (DOF) published the decree to create the National Customs Agency of Mexico to replace the current General Administration of Customs (AGA). The purpose is to reinforce the National Anti-Corruption Strategies. This will also support control within the different … Read More

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Jul, 14 2021
July 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: Advanced notice up to six (6) weeks will help alleviate some of the … Read More

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