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July 2016 Logistics Link

MIQ Updates

Ingram’s Magazine Names MIQ A Top Privately Held Company

MIQ Logistics is excited to announce that for the sixth consecutive year it is ranked on the Ingram’s list of Top 100 Privately Held Companies in the greater Kansas City area.

BREXIT UPDATES

MIQ Logistics is working closely with the UK and European trade associations to lobby on behalf of our customers all over the world to protect their interests throughout this re-negotiation period. We will monitor the progress and advise all our customers of any developments as they occur.

MIQ LOGISTICS WINS FIVE-YEAR FRENCH CONNECTION CONTRACT

One of the UK’s leading fashion brands French Connection has signed a five-year inbound logistics contract with MIQ Logistics, worth around £6m.

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June Logistics Link

Learn Industry news and MIQ information in the June Logistics Link.

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April 2016 Logistics Link

Read MIQ updates and industry news in the April 2016 Logistics Link.

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Regulatory Compliance Updates – April 2016

SOLAS

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) amended the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention to require shippers to provide the Verified Gross Mass (“VGM”) of containers carrying cargo before those containers can be loaded aboard a vessel.  Without a VGM, the amendments also prohibit the vessel operator from loading a packed container.  The SOLAS amendments are effective July 1, 2016; are not expected to be postponed; and, are globally binding – all Countries party to the convention have undertaken to implement amendments.  There is no exception to this requirement.  If the acceptable VGM documentation is not timely provided by the shipper, that container will not be loaded on board the vessel.  As your NVOCC or Freight Forwarder, MIQ will require from your or your supplier the following data:

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March Logistics Link

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

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February Logistics Link

Read Industry information and MIQ updates in the February Logistics Link.

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January 2016 Logistics Link

Read MIQ updates and industry news in the January 2016 Logistics Link. 

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December Logistics Link

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November Logistics Link

View the November Logistics Link for Industry news and MIQ updates.

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Cass Freight Index Report – October 2015

Cass Information Systems, Inc. 

Following the trend observed in the last four years, both total spend and the number of shipments for North American freight declined in October. The indexes have been below 2013 levels for the last several months. The first reading on third quarter GDP was a disappointing 1.5 percent annual growth rate, compared to 3.9 percent in the second quarter. Consumer sector goods are, by far, the strongest in the market now. In many ways this is the silver lining in the storm clouds, because it means that consumers are still in the game. Consumer spending, which accounts for more than two‐thirds of U.S. economic activity, grew 3.2 percent in the third quarter after expanding at a 3.6 percent pace in the second quarter.

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