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FDA Food Facility Registrations Must be Renewed by December 31, 2012

The U.S. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”) imposes new requirements on companies that supply food, food ingredients, beverages, pet foods or dietary supplements for consumption in the United States.

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ILA, USMX Discuss ‘Major Issues’

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International Longshoremen’s Association and employer representatives discussed “a number of major issues” in two days of contract negotiations this week, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said.

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Mark Sitko Joins Sales Team at MIQ Logistics

Overland Park, KS, October 23, 2012MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Sitko to its Sales team as director of Business Development. Sitko is based in Akron, O.H. and responsible for strategic account development and new business efforts focused on managed transportation solutions as well as the entire portfolio of MIQ Logistics services.

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Brazil Increases Duty on 100 Items

The Brazilian Board of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) approved temporary Import Duty increases for 100 products, effective the first of October. The increased duty particularly affects the steel, petrochemicals, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and capital good sectors. The increases will remain in effect for 12 months, but can be extended until December 31, 2014

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ILA, USMX Agree to 90-Day Extension

The Journal of Commerce Online – News Story

As reported by the Journal of Commerce, the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance agreed to a 90-day contract extension, averting a threatened Maine-to-Texas dock strike at the end of this month.

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Port Congestion Charges Announced If ILA Strikes

With the possibility of a strike at East and Gulf Coast ports, some carriers have announced a “Port Congestion Charge” that would take effect at the end of September if ports shut down as a result of the labor dispute. The effective date of the surcharge will be triggered by the Gate In Date / Received Date at origin.

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ILA Negotiations to Resume the Week of September 17

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Director George H. Cohen announced today that upon the request of the FMCS, the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) have agreed to resume negotiations under FMCS auspices during the week of September 17, 2012. 

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East and Gulf Coast Contract Update

On Tuesday evening, August 28, over 700 ILA members from Local 1804-1 unanimously gave its president, Dennis A. Daggett, the authority to recommend and call for a strike if that action becomes necessary when the current Master Contract expires on September 30, 2012.  The current President of the International and Dennis Daggett’s father, Harold J. Daggett, was in attendance at Local 1804-1’s vote.

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Potential ILA Strike Update

The Journal of Commerce reported that negotiations for a new International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) contract covering dockworkers at East and Gulf Coast ports broke down suddenly this afternoon.  The current master contract expires on September 30.

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Logistics Management Quest for Quality Medal

3PL Quest for Quality Award Goes to MIQ Logistics

Overland Park, KS, August 21, 2012MIQ Logistics is excited to receive a Quest for Quality award in the 29th annual Logistics Management reader survey. Conducted by the Peerless Research Group, the awards represent the thoughts of Logistics Management readers who are qualified buyers of logistics and transportation services.

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