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December 2018 Logistics Link

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

Industry News

Terminal Congestion at West Coast Ports

U.S. West Coast ports, specifically Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals have received unprecedented volumes and are experiencing extreme congestion prior to the Lunar New Year. Containers are reportedly sitting longer than normal, and once the containers are out-gated, many are staying out longer than normal. These delays are contributing to chassis shortages in the area. Read more.

China Tariffs: U.S. Agrees to Freeze Tariffs on List 3 Products

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the President of the United States agreed to suspend the increase in tariffs scheduled for January 1, 2019. The White House issued a statement, which included the following: “… President Trump has agreed that on January 1, 2019, he will leave the tariffs on $200 billion worth of product at the 10% rate, and not raise it to 25% at this time.” Read more.

Monthly Imports Reach 2 Million Containers For First Time as Retailers Continue Rush to Beat Tariffs

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have set another new record, reaching 2 million containers in a single month for the first time as retailers continued to bring merchandise into the country ahead of a now-postponed increase in tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read more.

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November 2018 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the 115th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

November ISM report

Transpacific General Rate Increases (GRI), Peak Season Surcharges (PSS), and China Low Sulfur Surcharges (LSF)

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About Our Ashburn, VA (Washington D.C.) Area Facility

Services Provided

  • Premium air, ocean and rail international freight forwarding services to and from all major global markets
  • Project logistics delivering comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for oversized and out-of-gauge shipments
  • TSA-compliant Air Cargo Screening
  • Customs Brokerage and Notary Public serviced by experienced compliance professionals
  • Order Management Program manages the efficient flow of goods and information between international origins and destinations
  • Global Trade Management Services that assist informed sourcing decisions and reduce supply chain disruptions
  • Value-added services to support additional global logistics needs
    • Account Management Program
    • Pick & Pack operations
    • Logistics Engineering comprising routing / network analysis and solution design
    • Origin services including vendor consolidation, kitting and labeling
    • Destination Distribution and DC bypass

Staff & Operations

  • Warehousing & Distribution specialists
  • Regular Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm; Monday through Friday
  • Extended Hours: Available upon request

Building Details

  • 15,000 sq. ft. facility space
  • Customs bonded, CFS and IBEC area
  • Dock Doors: 4 (1 with drive-in ramp)
  • Racked facility
  • Dedicated hazmat area
  • Sprinkler system throughout
  • CCTV internet access & 24×7 security alarm system
  • Truck court and container storage
  • 6 miles from Dulles airport
  • 42 miles from port of Baltimore
  • 25 miles from Washington DC metro area
  • Easy access to major highways (267, 625, 28)


  • 5,000 # Forklifts: 2
  • Panel Saws: 2
  • Table Saw: 1
  • Radial Arm Saw: 1

Value-Added Service Projects

  • Inventory, kitting, de-kitting, relabeling, repacking
  • Purchase order management
  • Custom design crating and packing
  • Oversize & Project cargo handling
  • Steel or plastic banding of boxes or pallets
  • High-end and high-value logistics
  • Pick and pack of various commodities
  • Storage and handling of display fixtures


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