News

Going the extra mile (again!)

One year on from winning a trade award for supporting GANT’s eCommerce channel, MIQ Logistics are in the frame again, this time for supporting New Era Cap’s NFL Wembley match-day delivery.

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Rising wages pressure Cambodia’s garment industry

Garment workers in Cambodia will see their wages increase 11% this year, but this will put further financial pressure on the country’s export sector.

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Asia sea freight challenges

The traditional squeeze in space in the run up to Chinese New Year is just weeks away and there’s already some evidence that rates may already be hardening…….

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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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Brexit survey UK EU flags

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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