MIQ Logistics was named a top service provider in Inbound Logistics magazine’s recent Who’s Who in Airfreight Forwarding guide. This is the eighth consecutive year Inbound Logistics has included MIQ Logistics in its annual listing.
Source: Institute for Supply Management
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December, and the overall economy grew for the 103rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report on Business®.
Ernesto Zegarra, MIQ’s general manager for Chile and Argentina, was recently interviewed by Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International magazine about the mining and recovery of lithium. The full interview is available on pages 125-126 of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine.
The following are a list of U.S. economic indices captured within the last 30 days.
Capacity shortages within the truckload and intermodal markets have been an ongoing topic in supply chain for the last few years. There have been numerous publications that have listed out the factors contributing to these shortages. These factors range from a shortage of qualified long-haul drivers, to equipment shortages, and government regulations. On Monday, December 18th the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandate will take effect. This mandate has the potential to tighten truckload capacity even further; which could have a rippling effect on inland transportation.
Source: National Retail Federation
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to increase 1.5 percent this month over the same time last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. The year, which included five of the seven busiest months for imports on record, should end with a healthy 6.4 percent increase over 2016.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 228,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care.
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.
During the month of November 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 November 2017 logistics link.