With multiple fires actively being fought by firefighters in two counties near Los Angeles, MIQ Logistics wanted to notify our customers of the latest reports that are being released, and current impacts to road closures within the area.
News / Supply Chain Alerts
The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act, Pub. L. 114-94) amended section 13031 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c) by requiring certain customs COBRA user fees and corresponding limitations to be adjusted by the Secretary of the Treasury (“Secretary”) to reflect certain increases in inflation.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a trade notice which updated wood packaging material guidance for wood packing material destined to the U.S.
This trade notice CSMS#17-000612, spotlights a date of November 1st for potential penalties that the responsible party for wood packaging material (WPM) imports may face should their wpm be found to be in violation.
MIQ Logistics is hearing reports of potential supply chain interruptions due to manufacturers in China cutting back production or closing down factories temporarily due to environmental protection measures taken by the Chinese Government. According to multiple sources, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has increased enforcement of clean air and water laws in an effort to reduce pollution.
On Tuesday, a major earthquake registering a magnitude 7.1 struck Central Mexico. The earthquake resulted in numerous fatalities and heavy structural damage throughout the capital.
MIQ Logistics is happy to announce that all MIQ team members and their families are safe, and neither facility suffered any major damage to the facility or customer cargo. Hurricane Irma made landfall on the Florida Keys over the weekend, and continued Northward up the Florida coast towards Georgia. Here are the latest updates concerning our Miami offices, Miami area team members, and Miami area ports of entry.
MIQ Logistics continues to monitor the status of Hurricane Irma as it is currently north of Puerto Rico and is expected to pass north of the coast of the Dominican Republic later today. Irma remains a category 5 at this moment as it approaches Florida going into the weekend.
The U.S. Coast Guard has ordered Port Condition Whiskey for the Ports of Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Ft. Pierce, and all other terminals and facilities within Sector of Miami’s responsibility.
This week Mumbai has been hit by some of the heaviest flooding in a decade, due to significant rainfall from the monsoon. While it is reported that the flood waters are beginning to recede, there have been supply chain delays hampering both the airport as well as port terminals.
In our ongoing effort to provide status updates regarding MIQ Global Houston, we are alerting our customers that the Global branch will remain closed through Friday September 1st. MIQ holds the safety and well being of our employees in the highest degree. While we are aiming to reopen the office on Tuesday September 5th, we will only do so once emergency officials have advised that it is safe to move about. MIQ does not anticipate that our office will be fully staffed during the first week of September, as the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has impacted our Global Houston employees.