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August 2018 Logistics Link

During the month of August 2018, MIQ Logistics was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry. Read regulatory updates, industry updates, services offered by MIQ, and events that will be taking place in the August 2018 logistics link.

Regulatory Updates

U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

MIQ Logistics is a proud member of the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. C-TPAT is joint government-business initiative directed at companies who participate in international trade and transportation. Read more.

FDA Renewal Period Approaching

The next FDA Renewal period begins October 1, 2018. All domestic and foreign food and medical device facilities, along with the companies that source from them, are required to renew their registration during the period from October 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Read more.

Customs User Fees and Limitations Increasing

On August 1, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Federal Register Notice announcing that CBP is adjusting certain customs user fees, pursuant to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for Fiscal Year 2019 in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act as implemented by CBP regulations. Read moresupply chain alert banner

China Tariffs: Second List Finalized, Becomes Effective August 23

On August 7, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the second list (List 2 – Final) of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25 percent additional tariff as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual property. Read more.

Industry News

Preliminary Trade Deal Between the U.S.A. and Mexico Announced

In a conference call on August 27, the United States White House announced that it had reached a preliminary trade deal with Mexico. The new agreement would be called the “United States – Mexico Trade Agreement”. The tentative deal modifies key portions of NAFTA to modernize the agreement to accommodate for the internet and e-commerce, which were not factors 24 years ago when NAFTA was first negotiated. Read more.

4th Typhoon Hits East China in Less Than 30 Days

Typhoon Rumbia, the eighteenth typhoon of the year, and fourth to affect East China in less than 30 days was forecasted to make landfall between August 16 and 17, local China time. Approximately 50,000 people were evacuated from China’s Zhejiang Province ahead of the storm. Read more.

Retail Imports Set Multiple New Records Ahead of Tariffs

With retail sales rising and retailers rushing to bring merchandise into the country ahead of proposed new tariffs on products from China, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have set two new records this summer and are expected to set another this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read more.

July 2018 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July, and the overall economy grew for the 111th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. Read more.

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Transpacific General Rate Increases (GRI) and Peak Season Surcharges (PSS)

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Services

About Our Miami / Doral Facilities

Global Logistics Service Center Details

Services Provided

  • Air and ocean international freight forwarding services to and from all major global markets
    • Air exports via cargo and passenger aircrafts
    • TSA-compliant air cargo screening
    • Ocean exports / imports – LCL and FCL
    • Transport and distribution within North America for LTL and FTL, including oversize and hazardous materials
  • Gateway to Latin America covering all markets in South America, Central America and The Caribbean
  • Oversize and Project Cargo handling, including transportation of heavy equipment
  • Bonded facility, IBEC and CFS
  • Value-added services to support additional global logistics needs
    • Export container loading, blocking and bracing
    • Import / Export handling, storage
    • Origin services including vendor consolidation
    • Pick and Pack Operations / Kitting / Order Fulfillment
    • Standard and customized packing and crating
    • Steel or plastic banding of boxes or pallets
    • Cross-docking
    • Logistics Engineering, including routing, network analysis, and solution design
  • Order Management Program manages the efficient flow of goods and information between international origins and destinations
  • Global Trade Management services that support informed sourcing decisions and reduce supply chain disruptions
  • Customs Brokerage by experienced compliance professionals

Staff & Operations

  • Import and export logistics professionals
  • Team members fluent in English, Spanish
  • Experienced management team
  • Flexible operation, seven days a week

Technology

  • Global track and trace capabilities by shipment or container, and sailing schedules
  • Warehouse management system / Flow through management / End-to-end supply chain visibility
  • Interfaces with customer’s ERP
  • EDI capable
  • Automatic dimensional weighing

Miami Facility

11210 NW 91st St, Ste 1., Miami, FL 33178

  • Located 13.8 miles from Miami International Airport
  • Located 19 miles from Port of Miami
  • 52,393 square feet
  • 18 dock doors, oversize ramp access, dock levers
  • 6 forklifts including heavy lifting
  • Natural and led illumination with motion sensors
  • 1100 euro and 2400 standard pallet positions in racks
  • 600 positions in shelves and conveyor for small packages
  • Digital scale and automatic dimensional weighing
  • Oversize and hazmat dedicated area
  • 3 industrial ceiling ventilators
  • Sprinkler system
  • CCTV internet access and 24×7 security alarm system
  • Carton recycling
  • Truck yard and container storage

Doral Facility

3357 NW 97th Av., Doral, FL 33172

  • Located 6.9 miles from Miami International Airport
  • Located 13.3 miles from Port of Miami
  • Easy access to Palmetto Freeway and Florida Turnpike
  • Approximately 6 miles from rail terminals
  • 23,100 sq. ft. (warehouse space) / 3,000 sq. ft. (refrigerated warehouse space)
  • 6 dock doors (2,100 sq. ft. of dock)
  • 2 forklifts (gas & electric)
  • 2 (18’ Trucks)
  • 1 (26’ Reefer Truck)
  • Racked facility
  • Specialist for LATAM distribution of food products
  • Warehouse equipped with cooling systems that maintain proper temperature at all times, supporting dry and frozen food substances requiring regulated temperature
    • End-to-end temperature control capabilities
  • Dedicated hazmat area
  • Sprinkler system
  • 24×7 security monitoring service
  • CCTV security cameras
  • Online access to Department of Agriculture

Events

Breakbulk Americas; Booth #1501breakbulk americas logo 2018
Houston, TX; October 2-4, 2018

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