July 2018 Logistics Link

During the month of July 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 July 2018 logistics link.

Regulatory Updates

USTR Proposes Additional Import Tariffs On Products From China

On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the proposed list of Chinese products that could be subject to an additional 10 percent tariff, a proposed modification to the earlier actions taken in the U.S. Section 301 investigation of the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. Read more.

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USTR Releases China Tariff Exclusion Process

On Friday, July 6, 2018, the effective date of the new U.S. Section 301 tariffs, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published the procedure on how companies can request exclusion from the tariffs on specific products from China. Read more.

Additional Duties Could Impact Your Continuous Bond Sufficiency

July 6, 2018 marked the effective date of the U.S. Section 301 25% duties on imports of Chinese-made products included in this list: Chinese Line Items. U.S. importers should be aware that they may need to increase their bond amounts to address the increase in duties on these specific imported goods. Read more.

Industry News

East Bound Transpacific Ocean Update: Ocean Carriers Reduce Capacity Before Peak Season

Over the last several weeks, the ocean carrier alliances have announced a number of changes to their Asia to U.S.A. ocean services. Changes such as removing entire service strings, implementing void sailing programs, and combining service strings (which effectively removes one or more service loops), are now being implemented.  Read more.

Free Trade Agreements Move Forward

Three trade agreements, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA) have all moved forward in negotiations and/or ratification in recent weeks. Read more.

Retail Imports to Set New Record this Month as Consumers Spend and Tariffs Take Effect

Driven by increasing consumer demand and rising retail sales, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to set a new record this month even though new tariffs on goods from China just took effect, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released July 10 by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read More.

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

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June 2018 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June, and the overall economy grew for the 110th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® Read More.

 

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Services

About Our Houston, Texas Facility

Global Logistics Service Center Details

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
  • Bonded facility by U.S. Customs
  • 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 support informed sourcing decisions and reduce supply chain disruptions
  • Value-added services to support additional global logistics needs
    • Account Management Program
    • Logistics Engineering including routing / network analysis and solution design
    • Origin services including vendor consolidation, kitting and labeling
    • Destination Distribution and DC bypass

Technology

  • Global track and trace capabilities down to the SKU level
  • End-to-end supply chain visibility interfaces with customer’s ERP
  • Digitalized documents
  • Automatic KPIs and Total Cost of Ownership by line item

Warehousing and Distribution Center Details

Services Provided

  • Import/Export handling, storage, & distribution, and value-added services
  • Warehouse management system
  • houston facility warehouseExport container loading, blocking and bracing
  • In-transit hazmat shipment handling
  • Pick and pack operations
  • Kitting and order fulfillment
  • Custom crating and specialized handling
  • Bonded

Building Details

  • 56,404 sq. ft. facility (covered)
  • Forklift: Heavy-Weight Capacity: 33,000 lbs. (5 forklifts in total)
  • One acre secured yard
  • 26 dock doors
  • 3,500 sq. ft. Bonded cage area.  (Cage Dims: 140′ L x 25′ W x 26′ T)
  • Racked, shelf and yard facility
  • Sprinkler system throughout
  • CCTV internet access and 24×7 security alarm system
  • Truck court and container storage 1 mile from Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • 25 miles from Port of Houston
  • Easy access to all major Houston highways (Texas Beltway 8, US 59, I-45, I-10, US 290

Value-Added Services

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

Events

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

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