Read MIQ updates and industry news in the January 2016 Logistics Link.
MIQ OFFERS CHINESE NEW YEAR AIR FREIGHT EXPORT SPECIAL FROM CHICAGO
MIQ Logistics wants to help prepare you for the lunar new year with new air freight consolidation services from Chicago (ORD) to key commercial gateways in China. This special will run through January 31, 2016. Learn more about this special now.
CONTAINER WEIGHT VERIFICATION RULE
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a new requirement under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Chapter VI, Part A, Regulation 2. The new container weight verfication rule will go into effect on July 1, 2016 and will impact shippers from 171 countries due to the added requirements of necessary documentation. Read more here.
“The U.S. LEI registered another increase in November, with building permits, the interest rate spread, and stock prices driving the improvement,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. Read more here.
“Tonnage gave back half of the gain in October highlighting weakness in factory output and new fracking activity, as well as a glut of inventories throughout the supply chain” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello.
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, 2015 was the beginning of the transition period for using ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filing. The second deadline is February 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.
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