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C-TPAT Container Seals Requirement Effective May 15

The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program provides special benefits for its participants in exchange for extra security procedures and processes, which prevent tampering and infiltration of legitimate cargo moving though the international supply chain with contraband.

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April 2014 Industry News

“The LEI rose sharply again, the third consecutive monthly increase,” said Ataman Ozyildirim Economist at The Conference Board. “After a winter pause, the leading indicators are gaining momentum and economic growth is gaining traction. While the improvements were broad-based, labor market indicators and the interest rate spread largely drove the March increase, offsetting the negative contribution from building permits. And, for the first time in many months, the consumer outlook is much less negative.”

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April 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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Mike Eversman

Eversman heads Transportation Business Development at MIQ Logistics

Overland Park, KS, March 27, 2014 – MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Eversman as vice president, Transportation Business Development, effective immediately.

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March 2014 Industry News

“Despite The U.S. LEI increased sharply in February, suggesting that any weather-related volatility will be short lived and the economy should continue to improve into the second half of the year,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board. “The strengths and weaknesses in the LEI were balanced in February, with large increases in housing permits and the interest rate spread more than offsetting decreases in the workweek in manufacturing, consumer expectations and rising initial claims for unemployment insurance.”

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MIQ Logistics facilitates expeditious movement of project cargo to Italy

Source : Exim News Service – MUMBAI

MIQ Logistics, a leading provider of global logistics,transportation and distribution services, recently showed its expertise by handling a difficult project cargo at Mumbai Port and facilitating its delivery ahead of time to Italy. The shipment, a single piece generator weighing 66 tonnes, along with accessories, had been lying at Mumbai Port since a month as shipping lines were refusing to load it because it did not have secure points. The generator had to be urgently delivered by March-end to the consignee in Italy for installation at a newly-established factory. Any delay would have led to a huge penalty being charged.

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Logistically, Everything’s Up to Date in Kansas City

Our region is increasingly well-positioned to take advantage of a growing sector.

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Are Corporate Officers and Shareholders personally responsible for a company’s customs violations?

That question will be addressed this year by US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in the case of Trek Leather Inc. et al. v. United States.

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March 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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Mark Hirzel

International Trade Association Elects Hirzel as President

Overland Park, KS, February 25, 2014 – The membership of the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) elected Mark Hirzel its president for 2014. Hirzel is director, Global Trade Management for MIQ Logistics. The LACBFFA is the premier organization in Southern California for international trade and United States Customs issues. Its membership includes more than 300 companies comprised of U.S. Customs brokers, freight forwarders, non-vessel operation common carriers (NVOCCs) and firms which facilitate international trade.

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