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.
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.
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/.
Overland Park, KS, February 27, 2013—MIQ 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.
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.
The following announcement shared by the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employees Association says that a settlement has been reached with the OCU.
Overland Park, KS, February 19, 2013—To 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.