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September 2017 Logistics Link

During the month of September 2017, MIQ Logistics was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry. Read MIQ in the news, industry updates, services offered by MIQ, and events that will be taking place in the September 2017 Logistics Link.

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September 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

Source: Institute for Supply Management

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September, and the overall economy grew for the 100th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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John Carr On Ingram’s 250 Leader List For Second Consecutive Year

Overland Park, KS, October 2, 2017 – Congratulations to John Carr, President and CEO of MIQ Logistics, as he was named one of the 250 Most Powerful Business Leaders in the Kansas City area for the second consecutive year by Ingram’s Magazine. Every year, 250 of the most important, influential and powerful business leaders throughout the Kansas City area are selected for this distinction.

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MIQ Logistics Wins Retail Week Supply Chain Visibility Award

September 28, 2017 – The MIQ Logistics U.K. team and our customer (a leading global fashion brand) won the IBM Supply Chain Visibility Award at the Retail Week Supply Chain Awards 2017. This is the third consecutive year the MIQ Logistics U.K. team was nominated for the Retail Week Awards, and the second time they have won an award. Winners were selected at an awards ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane in London.

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

The following announced levels from carriers are for upcoming General Rate Increases (GRI). Additionally, you will find Bunker Fuel Level updates as well as the Low Sulphur Levels for the 4th quarter of 2017.

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U.S. Economic Snapshot – September 2017

“The August gain is consistent with continuing growth in the U.S. economy for the second half of the year, which may even see a moderate pick up,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Director of Business Cycles and Growth Research at The Conference Board. “While the economic impact of recent hurricanes is not fully reflected in the leading indicators yet, the underlying trends suggest that the current solid pace of growth should continue in the near term.”    The Conference Board

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Customs Border Protection to Issue Penalties on Wood Packaging Material Violations

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.

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Potential Supply Chain Disruptions Due To China Factory Inspections

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.

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

The following announced levels from carriers are for upcoming General Rate Increase (GRI) and Peak Season Surcharge. Additionally, you will find Bunker Fuel Level updates as well as the Low Sulphur Levels for the 4th quarter of 2017.

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Paul Fitzpatrick Named Chief Legal Counsel For MIQ Logistics

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 22, 2017 – Paul Fitzpatrick was named the Chief Legal Counsel for MIQ Logistics. Fitzpatrick will oversee the global logistics company’s legal and compliance matters. 

Fitzpatrick is both a licensed customs broker and an attorney.  He has 40 years of experience as a customs broker and international forwarder in Boston, New York, Hong Kong and London. His experience includes: President and Principal, W.N. Proctor Co.; Senior Vice President, International Operations, Tower Group International (a McGraw-Hill Company); Director, Principal and Co-Founder, USF Asia Group; and President, Member and Co-Founder, GPS Logistics.

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