IAM Membership: Moving Forward, Together
The International Association of Movers represents more than 2,000 companies in over 170 countries. More than movers, these companies are partners and innovators in the delivery of moving, forwarding, shipping, logistics and related services. IAM affiliation increasingly signifies strength, trust, diversity, ethics, reliability and accountability.
Trail of beers: Uber Freight division completes first autonomous booze run
San Francisco startup Otto, which Uber bought last summer, completed a partially autonomous delivery of 50,000 cans of Budweiser this week in Colorado. While the technology is still in its infancy, the business model for Uber Freight has the potential to be disruptive to the freight forwarding world – at least as disruptive as it’s human displacement potential.
Suez Canal in talks with shippers for early toll payments
The Suez Canal Authority, along with the Central Bank of Egypt, is currently in talks with major global carriers over introducing a new toll scheme where charges are levied three or five years in advance in return for a discount.
Willis Towers Watson Publishes Transportation Risk Index
Willis Towers Watson recently published a major study to uncover the threats, challenges and opportunities facing the transportation industry over the next ten years. While the report is not specific to HHG transport, it highlights many overlapping challenges that we all face as part of and participants in the global supply chain.
Strike called in Chile
Fiscal employees in the country have called a 72-hour strike in support of their wage demands. Services such as customs offices will be affected. This means that the processing of consignments arriving at the country's ports and airports could be delayed while the strike continues.
FedEx and Museum of Flight tell 100-year cargo story
With $1.5 million funding from FedEx, Seattle’s Museum of Flight this year opened what it calls “the world’s first air cargo exhibit.”
The Portal's Sep/Oct Issue: IAM 54th Annual Meeting
PORTAL FOCUS: IAM 54th ANNUAL MEETING
- HEADLINES / Terry R. Head
- Sell or Cell: How’s That Spelled?
- Meet the Candidates
- IAM By-Law Amendments and/or Revisions
- Notice of Proposed IAM-YP By-law Amendments and/or Revisions
- Knowledge Lab: Tentative Schedule
- Knowledge Lab Presenters
- The Future Foretold
- IAM Hall of Honor Inductees
- Parades and Food ... and All That Jazz
- IAM Annual Meeting Exhibitors
- IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
- Military/Government Update / Charles L. White
- TRENDS IN MARKETING & MESSAGING
- From “First Date” to Customer for Life / Joyce Dexter
- FIDI’s Focus on Content / Jesse Van Sas
- Modern Communication Tools That Can Help Your Business Grow / Maia Marchionatto
- Engage the Customer to Close the Sale / Nikhil Ohri
- Portal to Asia / Rob Faraone
- Risk Management
- The Insurance Act of 2015: What Does it Mean? / John Luker
- Trade Credit Insurance: Who Needs It and How It Works / Kelly Moran
- Maritime/Ocean Shipping
- You May Need to be Registered or Licensed with the FMC / Brian Limperopulos
- C-TPAT: The Value of the “P” / Laura May Carmack
- IAM Looking Back
- Landmark Decision: ICC Approves Operations of Exempt Freight Forwarders / Rick Curry
- Executive Suite
- Know the Legalities of Your Business and Industry / Ajithkumar
- Movers Doing Good