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Andrea Basail Joins MIQ Logistics-Latin America Sales Team

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 30, 2015 – MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce that Andrea Basail has joined the Sales team as commercial manager for Chile. Located in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile, Basail has responsibility for developing new sales lanes, strategic accounts, and new business efforts.

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MIQ Logistics Named A Leading 3PL By Global Trade

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 29, 2015 – MIQ Logistics is named one of America’s leading 3PL (third-party logistics) providers for the second consecutive year in Global Trade magazine’s annual report. The report calls out MIQ Logistics for its excellence in specialized services.

“Customers come to us for our global, transportation and distribution services,” says John Carr, president and chief executive officer-MIQ Logistics. “However, it’s our specialized services within those areas of expertise where customers often find additional efficiencies for their supply chains. We call them our value-added services and they’re included in all our offerings.”\

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 0.9% in August

American Trucking Associations

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.9% in August, following a revised increase of 3.1% during July. In August, the index equaled 134.2 (2000=100), down from 135.3 in July. The all-time high of 135.8 was reached in January 2015.

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Cass Freight Index Report – August 2015

Cass Information System, Inc. 

North American shipment volume and expenditures dropped for the second month in a row as the summer slowdown hit. The drop in freight spending was sharper than expected, however, as truck spot prices fell lower due to abundant capacity. The decline in shipments did not follow the typical upward movement in August, but given the weak level of new manufacturing orders placed in June and July it is not unanticipated. GDP growth was strong overall during the first half of the year, with a 3.7 percent growth rate in the second quarter and a 0.6 percent growth rate in the first.

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Retail Imports Begin To Climb As Holidays Approach

National Retail Federation

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.2 percent this month over the same time last year as retailers head toward the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

“After supply chain worries earlier this year, inventories are plentiful this fall,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “Shoppers should have no worries about finding what they’re looking for as they begin their holiday shopping.”

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September Logistics Link

Read MIQ news and industry information in the September 2015 Logistics Link.

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CBP Delays Mandatory ACE Migration

The U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced this week they are delaying the mandatory migration date of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to February 2016. Please keep in mind these two deadlines:

  1. November 1, 2015 is the beginning of the transition period for using ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filing.
  2. February  28, 2016 is the mandatory use date of ACE for all remaining electronic portions of the CBP cargo process, as ACS will no longer be available.

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MIQ LOGISTICS EARNS TOP-3PL HONORS

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 3, 2015 – MIQ Logistics once again is selected as a Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Provider by Inbound Logistics magazine. This is the fourth consecutive year the company has been recognized for excellence by the publisher.

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Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI), and Bunker Fuel Adjustments

The following announced levels from carriers are for General Rate Increases (GRI) as well as Bunker Fuel Level updates for the dates listed below.

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August 2015 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business

Institute for Supply Management

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 75th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.  

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