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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.”