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MIQ Logistics Sequestration Update

The following is an update of the potential effects of the Sequestration on Federal agencies responsible for monitoring international, particularly import, shipments.  As cargo volumes increase after the recent Lunar New Year holiday, these effects increasingly will manifest themselves, causing some supply chain disruption and delay.

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Cross-Border Mexico Supply Chains Benefit from Newly Opened Laredo Facility

Overland Park, KS, March 12, 2013MIQ Logistics announces the opening of a new facility in Laredo, Texas, to better serve customers’ cross-border supply chain needs. The Laredo operations will be under the leadership of Salvador “Sal” Beattie.

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Update on Effects of the Sequestration on CBP Operations

U.S. House of Representatives on March 6 approved H.R. 933, the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013. The bill provides necessary funding to keep the doors of the government open until the end of the fiscal year on September 30.

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Devin Neuburger Joins MIQ Logistics in New Orleans, LA

Overland Park, KS, March 5, 2013MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce that Devin Neuburger has joined our Global Operations team as Logistics Manager of the company’s new Global Service Center in New Orleans, La. He is responsible for managing all operations and is accountable for overall P&L growth in New Orleans.

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Effects of Sequestration on Customs Operations

Customs and Border Protection has posted the latest information regarding the effects of sequestration on CBP Operations on their website at:http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/advisories/info_seq_cbpops/.

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John Carr Promoted, Named CEO of MIQ Logistics

Overland Park, KS, February 27, 2013MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce the promotion of John Carr. Effective immediately, Carr serves in the expanded role of president and chief executive officer of MIQ Logistics, and retains his current board of directors’ position. Carr joined the company in 2007 as president of Americas and Europe. He was named its company-wide president in 2009.

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Sequestration to Impact Customs Operations

As the Sequester appears more certain, senior CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) officials held a conference call on Friday, 22 February to share their strategy to deal with the mandated cuts in CBP funding.

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Los Angeles/ Long Beach Waterfront Labor Negotiations Update

The following announcement shared by the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employees Association says that a settlement has been reached with the OCU.

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Tony Ponder Joins Sales Team at MIQ Logistics

Overland Park, KS, February 19, 2013MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce the addition of Tony Ponder to its Sales team as director of Business Development. Ponder is based in New Orleans and responsible for strategic account development and new business efforts.

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New International Freight Forwarding Capabilities for New Orleans

Overland Park, KS, February 19, 2013To serve international freight forwarding needs in the growing Gulf South region of the United States, MIQ Logistics opened a new Global Service Center in the greater New Orleans, La., area. The center has capabilities to address the distinctive needs of the U.S. government, as well as shipbuilding, aerospace and mining industries.

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