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

March Logistics Link

Learn about MIQ updates and Industry news in the March Logistics Link. 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE SEMINAR

Husch Blackwell, MIQ Logistics and the International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City held an afternoon seminar focused on issues in U.S. international trade policy. Future seminar dates and cities will be announced soon. Get more information here

MIQ ADDS CARGOSPERE FRICTIONLESS FREIGHT RATE TECHNOLOGY

MIQ Logistics has completed implementation of the CargoSphere technology platform, the leading provider of frictionless rate networking and cloud-based global freight rate management. Read more here.

NEW CONTAINER WEIGHT VERIFICATION MANDATE

Effective July 1, 2016, the ‘shipper’ named on an ocean bill of lading will be responsible for providing the verified weight, referred to in SOLAS as the verified gross mass (VGM), of a packed container to the carrier and terminal operator. Learn more here.

MIQ LOGISTICS SCHOLARSHIP

The online application for the MIQ Logistics Scholarship ($2,500) through CSCMP’s San Francisco Roundtable is now open. San Francisco Bay Area college undergraduate and graduate students working towards a degree in supply chain management or logistics are eligible to apply. Access the application here.

INDUSTRY NEWS

U.S. ECONOMIC UPDATE

The U.S. LEI fell slightly in January, driven primarily by large declines in stock prices and further weakness in initial claims for unemployment insurance,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. 

TRANSPORTATION MARKET UPDATE

  • Concealed Freight Damage Claims: The National Motor Freight Classification changed its guidelines regarding concealed damage claims. MIQ has provided a few helpful tips on concealed freight damage claims. Learn more here.
  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index Slides 1.4% in January: “Clearly, 2016 started soft for truck tonnage,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “There was a deceleration in freight volumes during the second half of 2015 which continued into the first month of 2016.”


GLOBAL MARKET UPDATE

LOGISTICS SERVICES

HOUSTON LOGISTICS CENTER

Are you in need of logistics services near Houston? 

Services Provided:

  • Premium air, ocean and rail international freight forwarding
  • Customs Brokerage and trand compliance
  • TSA-compliant Air Cargo Screening
  • Oversize and project cargo handling
  • Bonded facility that provides import/export handling and storage
  • Custom crating and packing
  • Export container loading, blocking and bracing
  • Additional value-added services to support additional global logistics needs

Staff & Operations 

  • Experienced Branch Manager and Licensed Customs Brokers
  • Team members fluent in English, Spanish and Mandarin
  • Mining, Oil, & Gas, Energy and Project Logistics expertise

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 & Total Cost of Ownership by line item
Learn More About MIQ Houston

EVENTS

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EVENTS MIQ IS HOSTING

International Trade Seminars: May 2016