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MIQ Logistics Names Chris Capodanno as VP-Global Business Development

AFTER THE SALE OF ITS NORTH AMERICA DOMESTIC TRANSPORTATION BUSINESS UNIT, MIQ PLANS TO INVEST MORE WORLDWIDE AS CUSTOMERS’ DEMAND FOR INTERNATIONAL SERVICES SURGES


OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 16, 2017 – MIQ Logistics has named Chris Capodanno to the newly-created position of Vice President, Global Business Development.  He will lead the company’s global sales strategy and initiatives, with oversight of all global business development activities around the world.

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Imports Level Off But ‘Warehouses Are Full’ As Retailers Enter Holiday Season

Source: National Retail Federation

After months of record-setting volume as retailers stocked up for a busy holiday season, imports at the nation’s major container ports should be essentially flat this month compared with the same time last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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USITC Announces Remedy Recommendations In Solar Cell Investigation

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on October 31 announced the remedy recommendations that it will forward to the President in its global safeguard investigation regarding imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells (whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products).

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The Employment Situation – October 2017

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 261,000 in October, and the unemployment rate edged down to 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in food services and drinking places increased sharply, mostly offsetting a decline in September that largely reflected the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. In October, job gains also occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care.

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MIQ Logistics Takes Bold Strategic Step To Bolster Its Worldwide Logistics Leadership

Company doubles down on global logistics, selling its North America domestic transportation business unit to invest more in its worldwide operations

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 2, 2017 – MIQ Logistics plans to enhance its global logistics operations after the sale of its North America domestic transportation business unit. The company will use the proceeds to improve end-to-end logistics capabilities, expand its global footprint, enrich its global service portfolio and continue to invest in leading technology — all to serve the surging global demands of customers.

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October 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business

Source: Institute for Supply Management

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October, and the overall economy grew for the 101st consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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U.S. Economic Snapshot – October 2017

“The US LEI declined slightly in September for the first time in the last twelve months, partly a result of the temporary impact of the recent hurricanes,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “The source of weakness was concentrated in labor markets and residential construction, while the majority of the LEI components continued to contribute positively. Despite September’s decline, the trend in the US LEI remains consistent with continuing solid growth in the US economy for the second half of the year.”                                                                                    The Conference Board

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Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI)

The following announced levels from carriers are for upcoming General Rate Increases (GRI). Additionally, you will find Bunker Fuel Level updates as well as the Low Sulphur Levels for the 4th quarter of 2017.

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JUAN ALONSO CHECA NAMED MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR MIQ LOGISTICS IN LATIN AMERICA

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., October 18, 2017 – Juan Alonso Checa was recently named managing director in Latin America for MIQ Logistics. Checa, based in Lima, Peru is responsible for operations, sales and the organization’s overall development in Latin America.

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Imports Set A Second Record High As Retailers Prepare For Busy Holiday Season

Source: National Retail Federation
Imports set a second all-time monthly record high this summer as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season, and are continuing at unusually high levels this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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