May 14 - US-based, MIQ Logistics has won a multi-year service agreement with Minera San Cristobal for logistics activities supporting mining operations in the province of Nor Lipez, Bolivia.

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.

The San Cristobal mining district is a recognised source of silver, lead and zinc production. MIQ Logistics says it will provide all offshore and onshore end-to-end logistics services including import processes and documentation, and ground transportation for all resupply materials, such as heavy equipment and other large components supporting the mine's infrastructure.

"We are honored to be selected by Minera San Cristobal," says John Carr, president and chief operating officer, MIQ Logistics. "With 19 offices in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru, we have the expertise, relationships and systems in place to provide reliable supply chain services, including project logistics, to this remote region. We have been recognised for our flexible solutions and technology investments supporting the specific needs of the mining industry in Latin America, and are excited to bring this same award-winning service to Minera San Cristobal."

"We chose MIQ Logistics to support our business due to their recognised expertise, experience in the mining sector, infrastructure capability and cultural fit between our organisations, in that we're both dedicated to customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and the health and safety of our employees," said Robert Eastabrook, manager of Supply Chain and Logistics, at Minera San Cristobal. "We look forward to a successful partnership."

MIQ Logistics will manage the project using experienced and dedicated local staff in Latin America, supported by the company's operations in the United States, China and Europe.