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June 2018 Logistics Link

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

MIQ in the News

MIQ Logistics Teams in Peru and China Support Sulphuric Acid Plant Project

The MIQ Logistics team is working with Chemetics, a Jacobs company, that is currently delivering engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a sulphuric acid plant project in Peru. MIQ project teams in Peru and China are working together to make the multi-phased project a success. Read more.
sulphuric acid project

Regulatory Updates

China Tariffs

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of products imported from China that will be subject to additional tariffs as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual property. Read more.

Industry News

Carriers Announce Emergency Bunker Surcharges – Effective July 1, 2018

Ocean carriers worldwide have announced Emergency Bunker Surcharges (EBS), citing significant increases in bunker prices since the beginning of the year. Bunker refers to the fuel that powers the vessels and represents a significant portion of the carriers’ cost. To offset their increased bunker costs, carriers will apply the following surcharges to all cargo shipping to and from North America, effective July 1, 2018. Read more.

ILA and USMX Reach Tentative Agreement For U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast

The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) has reached a tentative agreement on a six-year Master Contract with the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX). The current USMX-ILA Contract expires on September 30, 2018. The tentative agreement will remove much uncertainty and ensure labor accord through the year 2024 for the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast. Read more.

U.S. Import Update

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to set record numbers this summer and fall even as the debate over trade and tariffs continues in Washington, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released June 11 by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read more.

retail chart

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

TPEB chart

May 2018 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May, and the overall economy grew for the 109th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® released at the beginning of June. Read more.

ism chart for month of may

MIQ Logistics Services

Project Logistics Services

MIQ Logistics is a proven resource for quality transportation and handling of costly components used in large-capital projects. With locations throughout the world, MIQ has the capabilities to provide end-to-end supply chain solutions, combined with the informational, financial and quality systems and processes in place to effectively administer the solution.

MIQ Logistics provides Phase Support throughout the various phases of a capital project, which helps our customers adhere to the project construction schedule, site rules, and project standards. MIQ services can be tailored to the unique needs of each customer’s project.

MIQ Logistics provides Expertise with large cargo transportation and logistics management solutions for capital projects around the world. Learn more through our featured video, project highlights and customer testimonials.

Our Photo Gallery features additional pictures of heavy-lift and out-of-gauge cargo moves MIQ has managed as part of larger projects.

project logistics

Events

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