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The Scope of the New Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Products

This is a follow-up to our February 22, 2018 Supply Chain Alert regarding the Commerce Department report on the results of the Section 232 investigation concerning the effects of imports of steel and aluminum on national security. The President is required to make a decision on the steel recommendations by April 11, 2018, and on the aluminum recommendations by April 19, 2018.

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Feb 2018 Manufacturing ISM Report

February 2018 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Source: Institute for Supply Management

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February, and the overall economy grew for the 106th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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Quarter 1 GRI PSS and Bunker Levels

Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI) and Peak Season Surcharge (PSS)

The following announced levels from carriers are for upcoming General Rate Increases (GRI) and Peak Season Surcharge (PSS). Additionally, you will find Bunker Fuel Level updates as well as the Low Sulphur Levels for the 1st quarter of 2018.

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Administration To Make Decision Soon On Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The Commerce Department on February 16, 2018 released the results of the Section 232 investigation on the effects of imports of steel and aluminum on national security.  The President is required to make a decision on the steel recommendations by April 11, 2018, and on the aluminum recommendations by April 19, 2018.

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Regional Delays Occurring Within Intermodal Drayage Market

This is our latest update on the tightening North American intermodal and drayage market. Because of the importance of this situation, MIQ Logistics has created a dedicated page on our website which can be accessed here. This page will contain carrier updates as well as an archive of industry articles pertaining to the ongoing issues and the contributing factors.

 

Regional Updates:

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Shipping Logistics Picture

Only so many hours in the dray

Source: DC Velocity

U.S. intermodal traffic volumes set a record in 2017, and the consensus going into 2018 is for more gains. The global economy ended last year with its best-synchronized recovery since 2010. In the U.S., ocean imports were expected to rise 7 percent over 2016 levels, according to a December survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and consultancy Hackett Associates. Meanwhile, already-solid domestic intermodal demand will likely be goosed if qualified over-the-road drivers remain in short supply and if the trucking industry struggles with transitioning to the federal safety mandate requiring that virtually all trucks built after the year 2000 have electronic logging devices (ELDs) onboard.

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NRF Import Cargo Volume

Retail Imports Expected to Grow 4.9 Percent in First Half Of 2018 As Consumer Demand Increases

Source: National Retail Federation

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to grow a healthy 4.9 percent during the first half of 2018 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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January 2018 Manufacturing ISM Report

January 2018 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Source: Institute for Supply Management

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January, and the overall economy grew for the 105th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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Lunar New Year: Feb 15th – 22nd

For many U.S. importers who are working to bring in merchandise during first quarter, there can be confusion regarding key dates for this holiday.  Some confusion pertains to the approximate date for Chinese and Asian suppliers to stop working prior to the Lunar New Year holiday.  Other questions are pertain to how the holiday impacts customs offices within these countries.

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U.S. Economic Outlook

U.S. Economic Snapshot – January 2018

The following are a list of U.S. economic indices captured within the last 30 days.

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