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Retail Imports Set New Monthly High, Yearly Record Possible

Source: National Retail Federation

Growing imports at the nation’s major retail container ports set an all-time monthly record this summer, and 2017 is expected to reach a new yearly record, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Air Freight Consolidation from Houston to Latin America

MIQ Logistics is now providing air freight consolidation services from Houston (IAH) to Santiago (SCL), Lima (LIM), and Buenos Aires (EZE).

MIQ Logistics consolidation services are chosen through blocked space agreements (BSA) with premium commercial and freighter airline direct flights. Many of the blocked space agreements are with freighter cargo carriers, which helps eliminate commercial aircraft restrictions that occur.

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HOW TO MANAGE THROUGH ONE OF THE BUSIEST PEAK SEASONS IN RECENT HISTORY

As you may have read in recent articles, August is expected to be the busiest month on record for imports at major container ports in the United States and 2017 is on track to set a new annual high for import ocean volume. In addition, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA), global air freight market demand grew by 10.4% in the first-half of 2017 compared to the first-half of 2016, making it the strongest first half-year performance since air cargo’s rebound in 2010.

With record setting ocean and air volumes, importers need to understand their options to ensure they are limiting impacts to their supply chain. Here are a few ways you can prepare and manage through this record breaking time. 

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Imports Set To Hit New Monthly And Annual Records As Retail Sales Continue To Increase

Source: National Retail Federation

Boosted by continuing sales growth, August is expected to be the busiest month on record for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports and 2017 is on track to set a new annual high, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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LCL Ocean Consolidation From Houston to Latin America

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MIQ Logistics is now providing regular LCL ocean consolidation services from Houston to multiple locations in Latin America.

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Imports Could Hit New Record As Busy Merchants Stock Up

Source: National Retail Federation

July and August should be two of the busiest months ever seen for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports, possibly setting a new record as merchants enter the back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season that will follow, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Air & Ocean Freight Consolidation From Miami to Guayaquil Ecuador

Air and Ocean Freight Consolidation

MIQ Logistics is now providing air and ocean freight consolidation services from Miami (MIA) to Guayaquil, Ecuador

MIQ Logistics consolidation services are chosen through blocked space agreements (BSA) through premium commercial and freighter airline direct flights. Many of the blocked space agreements are with freighter cargo carriers, which helps eliminate commercial aircraft restrictions that occur.

Additionally, MIQ Logistics also offers weekly ocean less-than-container (LCL) and full-container-load (FCL) consolidation options between Miami and Guayaquil.

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Retail Imports Could Hit Record Despite Slower Growth

Source: National Retail Federation

The rate of import growth at the nation’s major retail container ports has begun to slow after double-digit surges earlier this year but volume should nonetheless hit an all-time high by the end of the summer, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Retail Imports To Keep Growing Through The Summer

Source: National Retail Federation

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should see steady increases through the summer and into the fall, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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MIQ Supply Chain Alert

Major Port Delays at Shanghai’s Yangshan Port

Reports of severe port congestion at Shanghai’s Yangshan deepwater port have been coming in with more frequency over the last few days. Operations at MIQ Logistics in Shanghai have reported sailing schedule delays for a variety of reasons:

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