News / 2017

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Avoiding demurrage and detention charges

While most shippers have probably incurred the expense of demurrage and detention, the charges are not well understood.

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EU firms plan to drop UK suppliers

Despite recent progress a survey of 1,118 supply chain managers by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has uncovered some startling Brexit decisions by UK and European businesses.

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Where fashion will grow in 2018

In 2018, for the first time, more than half of apparel and footwear sales will originate outside Europe and North America.

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China cuts tariffs in boost for UK exporters

As part of a strategy to stimulate consumer spending China have announced that from 1st December 2017 they will cut import tariffs on 187 consumer categories including food, drugs and apparel. A move that may boost the prospects of brands seeking to penetrate the Chinese market.

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MIQ AND GANT COMMENDED at supply chain excellence awards

MIQ Logistics and key customer GANT, the leading Swedish fashion brand, have been highly-commended at the 2017 Supply Chain Excellence Awards for their customer service and reverse logistics.

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BREXIT: Chaos and Confidence

568 companies are set for preferred HMRC treatment after BREXIT, while civil servants predict that HMRC’s new processing system launch will result in ‘chaos’

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United Nations fear liner oligopoly

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published a review detailing its concerns that consolidation by the global shipping lines poses a threat to competition.

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China’s pollution crackdown impacts textiles

The Chinese government’s push to clean up the environment by inspecting and closing non-compliant factories across the country has had minimal impact on apparel and textile imports…….so far

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MIQ shortlisted for NFL rescue

BIFA have revealed the finalists of their 29th annual Freight Service Awards with MIQ Logistics, a winner this year, shortlisted for their NFL Wembley project with New Era Cap.

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China enjoys a break and healthy trade results

While our colleagues in China and Hong Kong enjoyed their Golden Week holidays the latest Container Trade Statistic have been released.

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