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

March 2017 Logistics Link

During March 2017, a lot has happened in the global logistics industry and with MIQ Logistics. The March 2017 Logistics Link from MIQ Logistics gives insights into MIQ in the News, industry updates, services provided by MIQ, and events that will be occurring in the near future.

MIQ Updates

MIQ Logistics Atlanta OfficeStrategic Move For MIQ Global Logistics Atlanta Facility

MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce the opening of its new, enhanced global logistics facility in Atlanta, located at 2077 Convention Center Concourse, Suite# 200, College Park, GA 30337. Our Atlanta facility will be located within the new Gateway Center development mixed-used space. Read more.


Air Freight ServicesAir Freight Consolidation From Hong Kong And Shanghai

MIQ Logistics is now providing air freight consolidation service from Hong Kong (HKG) and Shanghai (PVG) to Chicago (ORD). MIQ Logistics consolidation services are chosen through blocked space agreements (BSA) through premium commercial and freighter airline direct flights. Read more.


The 2017 Logistics PlannerGlobal Logistics Solutions

MIQ Logistics featured a new advertisement in the Inbound Logistics magazine 2017 Logistics Planner issue. The Logistics Planner is the premier supply chain and logistics resource, a 500-page guide to the market leaders – 3PLs, warehousing companies, technology providers, transportation providers, economic development companies, and more – that can help cut transportation and logistics costs, boost efficiency, and improve supply chain operations.
Check out the MIQ Logistics profile in the 2017 Logistics Planner.


Industry News

US Economic Update

“The U.S. Leading Economic Index increased sharply again in January, pointing to a positive economic outlook in the first half of this year,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. Read more.

US Economic Snapshot

February 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business:  Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February, and the overall economy grew for the 93rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. Read more.
February ISM Report

Global Market Update

Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI) and Peak Season Surcharge (PSS), and Bunker Fuel Adjustments

GRI Rate Increase and Low Sulphur

U.S. Import Update: Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should see double-digit year-over-year increases for the next two months as a growing economy increases the demand for affordable merchandise, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Read more.
US Import Update

Regulatory Updates

Brexit Logo

Brexit Updates: UK Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on March 29. This gives the UK and the European Union (EU) two years to agree the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU. EU member states will meet to discuss Brexit on 29 AprilRead more.

A Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Without The U.S.? The President signed an order on January 23, 2017 withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Because the original TPP deal required the ratification of TPP members comprising at least 85 percent of the GDP of the entire TPP grouping, without the U.S., a new version of the TPP agreement would be needed for it to take effect. Read more.

United States Trade Priorities: The Administration believes that the United States will be best served by focusing on bilateral negotiations rather than multilateral negotiations – and by renegotiating and revising trade agreements when US goals are not being met. Read more.

Critical Information For Food Importers: Starting May 27, 2017, the FDA will begin implementing the FDA’s Food Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). A central feature of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FSVP is intended to be a flexible, risk-based program to verify foreign suppliers and the safety of the food they produce. Read more.


Furniture Logistics

No single furniture manufacturer, importer or retailer is alike, yet most share one thing in common: logistics challenges. Transportation hassles crop up across the industry. Production delays and issues tie up delivery schedules for the most efficient companies. Global reach capabilities fall short for furniture businesses of all sizes.

MIQ Logistics handles these types of challenges routinely — especially in the furniture market where 30 years of combined experience servicing the furniture industry has earned the company a reputation for results. Learn more on our Furniture Logistics expertise.

Furniture Logistics


Retail Logistics Solutions staffRILA Retail Supply Chain Conference

For over a decade now, MIQ Logistics has exhibited at the RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference; an annual event where retail attendees from all over the world come together for a three day event to hear the latest on logistics and supply chain planning. On February 13, 2017, Tom Pelliccio, Rochelle Wilson, Denisse Gutierrez, and Emely Gravina of MIQ Logistics were in attendance.



Big Freight Annual BriefingKC SmarPort Annual Industry Briefing 

Kansas City, MO – April 26, 2017
Big Freight: Behind the deals in KC’s freight-based development