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Labor Minister Attempts to Prevent Canadian Pacific Strike

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Canadian Labor Minister Lisa Raitt plans to meet with representatives of Canadian Pacific and a railroad union today in an effort to prevent a looming strike. 

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MIQ Logistics Awarded San Cristobal Mining Business

Overland Park, KS, May 8, 2012MIQ Logistics announced a new, multi-year service agreement with Minera San Cristobal S.A. for logistics activities supporting mining activities in the province of Nor Lipez in the southern Bolivian department of Potosί. Minera San Cristobal is the largest mining company in Bolivia and is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, one of Japan’s worldwide trading companies with an operating history of over 400 years.

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Port truckers stage protest at Port Klang

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PORT KLANG: Thousands of container truck drivers stopped transporting goods for two hours to protest against depot operators in Northport and Westport.

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MIQ Logistics Expands Presence in Denmark

Overland Park, KS, April 24, 2012MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce it has entered into an agency relationship with Transocean Shipping Agency A/S to provide global supply chain services for goods moving in, out and within Denmark. Created in 1974, and a unit of parent company Transocean Group, Transocean Shipping Agency A/S provides a full range of supply chain services in Denmark.

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ILWU Dockworkers Can Honor Clerks’ Pickets, Arbitrator Rules

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The West Coast arbitrator who adjudicates labor disputes involving the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers on Wednesday ruled dockworkers in Los Angeles-Long Beach would not violate their contract if they honor a picket line established by office clerical workers in Southern California.

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MIQ LOGISTICS NAMED TOP NORTH AMERICAN 3PL

Overland Park, KS, April 4, 2012MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce its selection by Logistics Quarterly magazine as a Top North American 3PL in their annual compilation. The esteemed list features leading 3PLs conducting business in the United States and Canada.

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Ocean Carriers’ Big Splash

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What’s going on with the world’s container carriers? Maersk Line and other large carriers say they’re no longer seeking additional market share. Maersk dropped plans to buy a final 10 18,000-TEU vessels, and executives say it may be a few years before it orders more ships because of an expected slowdown in container volume growth. It says it won’t hesitate to pull additional capacity this year if volumes don’t hold up.

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Carriers to Raise Pacific Rates Again in April

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Trans-Pacific eastbound ship lines say they’ll increase rates $400 per FEU in mid-April and ask for more in new service contracts.

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Potential Shipping Difficulties for Defense Exporters

If your company is an exporter of defense articles listed on the United States Munitions List (“USML“) and require a Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) license, you should be aware of recent events with certain international freight forwarders that could impact your supply chain.

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