Noatum Logistics Completes Acquisition of the Multinational MIQ Logistics. Read more.

January 2019 Logistics Link

During the month of January 2019, 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 January 2019 logistics link.

Industry News

No Exclusion Process on $200 Billion Section 301 List 3 Products Unless Tariff Raised to 25%

On January 11, 2019, in letters to lawmakers, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer made clear that an exclusion process will not be initiated for the Section 301 List 3 products unless negotiations with China fail and the tariff on $200 Billion is raised from 10% to 25%. Read more.

Terminal Congestion at West Coast Port Continues

U.S. West Coast ports, specifically Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals, continue to experience heavy congestion due to the unprecedented volumes arriving in the U.S. in anticipation of the upcoming Lunar New Year and the pending tariff changes. Read more.

U.S. Imports of Composite Wood Products Must be TSCA Compliant by March Deadline

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is advising that after March 22, 2019, all regulated composite wood products (i.e., panels) created from binding strands, particles, fibers, veneers, or boards of wood together with adhesives (i.e., glues), including hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard (includes thin-MDF), and particleboard must be certified and labeled as compliant with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI. Read more.

Retail Imports Level Off After Rush to Beat Tariffs

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have slowed down after a months-long rush to beat increased 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.


December 2018 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December, and the overall economy grew for the 116th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. Read more.

ISM December 2018 Graph

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

2019 GRI PSS LSF MIQ rates

Retail and Apparel Services

Today’s demand-driven retail supply chains depend on reliable, efficient operations that can respond with agility. The MIQ Logistics teams in Asia, Europe, North America, and Latin America offer unparalleled experience, insight, and strategic advice to help retailers improve the efficiency of their supply chains.

Exceptional customer service is at the heart of everything we do. MIQ Logistics goes the extra mile to ensure we deliver dependable, cost-effective supply chain management solutions, while meeting the everyday challenges of making sure the right product is at the right place at the right time.

Our retail logistics management solutions span major trade regions around the world, offering a broad portfolio of global logistics services.

Retail Services

VENDOR MANAGEMENT initiatives leverage our experience with major retailers and mass merchandisers for improved scorecard performance. They include vendor education, purchase order and SKU-level management, document verification, order confirmation, and more.

Our ORIGIN SERVICES ensure quick and effective turnover, from the manufacturer’s door to the port. Our services feature shipment planning, execution, and a range of value-added offerings that include samples, light assembly, kitting, repackaging and conversion activities, displays, specialized product identification, and more.

Our comprehensive worldwide network of flexible TRANSPORTATION SERVICES helps you reduce operating costs while improving access to capacity, modes, trade lanes, and service times on transportation to, from, and within Asia, Europe, North America, and Latin America.

Our logistics engineers can design solutions to meet your specific DISTRIBUTION SERVICES requirements to respond to changing market conditions, including vendor consolidation, import deconsolidation, warehouse management, flow-through order fulfillment, business process outsourcing, and DC bypass.

As part of our ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT processes, we work in partnership with our customers to create continuous value by establishing and tracking key performance indicators and conducting customer business reviews. We provide a primary point of contact for each customer. Our global account managers work in collaboration with our regional account managers to ensure 24-hour coverage and worldwide supply chain management. Upon request, we’re also available for onsite supervision.

At MIQ Logistics, we use the very latest Web-hosted TECHNOLOGY to keep you connected with your shipments so that you can better manage processes, details, and the documentation inherent in global supply chains. Our systems are built around flexibility and are designed to meet each customer’s unique requirements.

SPECIAL PROJECT retail shipments and timelines require a higher level of service to instill confidence that everything will move as planned. Our retail logistics management services have proven successful for retailers and their vendors for new product launches, special orders, unusual-size shipments, rework projects, and shipments requiring kitting, labeling, inserts, and other value-added services.

MIQ Logistics monitors COMPLIANCE based on specific customer requirements. MIQ builds safeguards into our processes by checking a shipment’s status at key milestones to detect and eliminate most international freight forwarding problems. These processes ensure regulatory compliance, mitigate supply chain disruptions, and identify cost savings opportunities for our customers.

Our GLOBAL TRADE MANAGEMENT SERVICES enable our retail customers to make informed sourcing and transportation decisions further upstream in the supply chain, thus creating more nimble supply chains and improved cost control. We can provide compliance assessments, training, policy and procedures, protests, regulatory research, trade agreement advice, and customs valuation guidance.

Case Studies highlighting MIQ Logistics retail services solutions can be found here: MIQ Case Studies.

For more information about MIQ Logistics retail offerings, go to or contact your local MIQ Logistics representative.

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RILA – Retail Industry Leaders AssociationLINK 2019 - Retail Supply Chain Conference

LINK 2019 – The Retail Supply Chain Conference

Gaylord Palms Resort, Booth 1200

Orlando, Florida

February 24 – 27, 2019


TPM – Trans-Pacific Maritime

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Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

Long Beach, CA

March 3 – 6, 2019

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