MIQ Logistics announces the opening of a global logistics facility in Kansas City. The new branch will work closely with the company’s offices globally to deliver more personalized attention to customers in Kansas, Missouri and surrounding states. Read more here.
MIQ Logistics announces the purchase of certain assets in Alfa Logistics (Miami, Fla.) and Kronos Logistics (Bogota, Colombia), effective December 2015. The acquisitions enable MIQ Logistics to expand its specialized service offering with complementary capabilities in the Latin America region. Read more here.
Please join Husch Blackwell, MIQ Logistics and the International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City on March 3rd, 2016 for an afternoon seminar focused on issues in U.S. international trade policy. Topics covered will include the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Generalized System of Preferences and the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill. The program has been approved for three Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) / Certified Export Specialist (CES) continuing education credits.Learn more here.
““The U.S. LEI fell slightly in December, led by a drop in housing permits and weak new orders in manufacturing,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “However, the index continues to suggest moderate growth in the near-term despite the economy losing some momentum at the end of 2015. While the LEI’s growth rate has been on the decline, it’s too early to interpret this as a substantial rise in the risk of recession.”Read more here.
“Tonnage ended 2015 on a strong note, but it was not strong for the year as a whole,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “With year-over-year gains averaging just 1.2% over the last four months, there was a clear deceleration in truck tonnage.
Iranian Sanctions (update):On 16 January 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran has complied with its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) conditional to the first phase of sanctions relief. Read more now.
U.S. Customs Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is mandating the use of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Please note November 1, 2015was the beginning of the transition period for using ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filing. The second deadline isFebruary 28, 2016, which is the mandatory use date of ACE for all remaining electronic portions of the CBP cargo process, as ACS will no longer be available.Learn more here.
PowerTMS is the robust, multimodal, cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) available only to customers of MIQ Logistics. PowerTMS integrates data among customers, vendors, carriers, and distribution facilities for visibility, control and analytics across customer’s supply chain.
PowerTMS capabilities include:
Simplifying your inbound and outbound workflow – gain centralized control and visibility of all shipping activities.
Automating processes and systems integration – integrate with ERP, WMS and other systems to streamline and automate processes.
Optimizing transportation – identify best mode, carrier, route, rate and consolidation opportunities.
Tracking and tracing – monitor shipment status with proactive notifications to support exception management.
Getting soft savings with streamlined accounting – ensures accurate cost accruals with match-and-pay freight audit and the ability to calculate total-landed costs.
Analyzing transportation activities– access to shipping data increases business intelligence and planning, while identifying opportunities for improvement.