Marchers call for talks over docks face-off
More than 4,000 protesters, including Hongkong International Terminals contracted workers, marched on the Central Government Offices calling on the government to negotiate an end to the 11-day docks strike. The protest came yesterday as Confederation of Trade Unions leader Lee Cheuk-yan urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to press the port operator to negotiate with workers.
Workers at Hongkong International Terminals Ltd., backed by billionaire Li Ka-shing’s port operator, continued a six-day strike for higher wages after a court ruling barred them from entering terminals in the city.
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.