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No Contract In Sight Between PMA and ILWU as Accusations Surface

On Monday, November 3rd, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) released a statement accusing the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) of “orchestrating slowdowns at the Pacific Northwest ports of Seattle and Tacoma”.

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An Important message from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Please see the message below from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Food Facility Registration and Reportable Food Registry. The 2014 Biennial Food Facility Registration renewal period begins October 1st and ends December 31st. Visit FDA.gov for more information.

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Fire at Port of Los Angeles has resulted in Terminal Closures

A fire broke out at the Port of Los Angeles Monday night, threatening a warehouse and nearby cargo ships. An article from the Los Angeles Times reported toxic fumes were being released from the fire early Tuesday morning, causing concerns over air quality. No injuries have been reported.

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Continued Chassis Shortages At Major U.S. Ports

MIQ Logistics wishes to provide information concerning a shortage of chassis in the major ports at both U.S. coasts.

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China Broadens VAT Exemption for International Freight Forwarding Services

China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) issued guidance  (Bulletin 42) that extends VAT-exempt treatment to all international freight forwarding services. The new rules went into effect on September 1, 2014.

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September 2014 MIQ Logistics Country Holidays

Please note the following MIQ Logistics holidays. All MIQ Logistics offices within the specified country will be closed on the dates listed, unless noted otherwise.

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ILWU and PMA Reached Tentative Agreement on Health Benefits

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced Tuesday that they have reached a tentative agreement on terms for health benefits, subject to agreement on the other issues in the negotiations. The parties have agreed not to discuss the terms of this tentative agreement as negotiations continue.

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Truckers go on strike at China’s Ningbo Port, disrupt freight (Reuters)

Thousands of truck drivers went on strike over salary and haulage rates in the eastern Chinese port of Ningbo this week, and a logistics firm said on Friday the industrial action was disrupting operations at the world’s sixth busiest port.

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Airlines on Alert as Iceland Volcano Threatens Eruption

Per Bloomberg News, airlines are on alert as one of Iceland’s biggest volcanoes rumbles to life, threatening ash clouds that could force flight cancellations across the North Atlantic, the busiest international travel market.

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Pickets Taken Down and Contract Negotiations Resume in LA/LB

As the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continue their contract talks, reports that the Teamsters have taken down their pickets in the LA/LB harbor is a positive sign.

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