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.
Photos Reveal Fire Damage Aboard APL Austria in South Africa
The salvage of the APL Austria has entered the mop-up phase after a major fire broke out in one of the vessel’s cargo holds as it was off Port Elizabeth in South Africa. The fire started in one of the cargo holds of Liberian-flagged vessel on Sunday while the ship was some 30 miles off the coast of South Africa, headed west to the Indian Ocean. Overnight on Sunday the vessel was brought to the nearby port of Ngqura where firefighting continued for several days.
White House to Issue New Travel Order
After criticizing the “bad decision” he got from an appeals court panel last week, President Trump said in a press conference today that he will issue a new executive order on travel next week. It appears that instead of pursuing the issue through litigation, Trump will issue a new directive which he said will conform to the legal ruling handed down by the courts. “The new order is going to be very much tailored to what I consider to be a very bad decision,” Trump said. “We can tailor the order to that decision and get just about everything, in some ways more.”
Container Shipping Lines Sign up With Alibaba to Offer Online Direct Booking
Two container shipping lines, France’s CMA CGM and Israel’s Zim, have signed up with Alibaba to allow customers to book space on their vessels through the Chinese e-commerce giant, in a bid to boost sales as the sector battles a severe downturn.
Rickmers in Plea to Creditors for Help to Escape Going Under as Debts Mount
Beleaguered panamax containership owner Rickmers Maritime Trust (RMT) has pleaded with its creditors for help to restructure its debts. Singapore-headquartered RMT posted a full-year 2016 net loss of $180m, after charter revenue of just $69m, and continues to carry an enormous debt pile.
Port of Los Angeles sets busiest January record
The Port of Los Angeles handled 826,640 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in January 2017, an increase of 17.4 percent compared to January 2016. It was the busiest January in the port’s 110-year history, outpacing last January, which was the previous record for the first month of the year. It was also the second-best month overall for the Port, eclipsed only by last November’s 877,564 TEUs.
The Portal's Jan/Feb Issue: The Best Person For The Job
HEADLINES / Terry R. Head
- Optimistically Uncertain
PORTAL FOCUS: THE BEST PERSON FOR THE JOB
- The Best Fit, the Best Team / Joyce Dexter
- From Job Applicant to Jedi Master / Elad Gur-Arie
- Employees: The Company Cornerstone / Aivars Usans
ILN MEMBER PROFILE
- Gradlyn: Moving Everything from Ants to Elephants / Joyce Dexter
- Steve Jordan: The Force Behind The Mover / Joyce Dexter
IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
- Mentor Match Profile: Ben Scheiner, Managing Director, Global Relocations
- What’s in Store for DOD Moving in 2017? / Charles L. White
- Preventing and Resolving Shipping Disputes / Jennifer M. Gartlan
IAM Looking Back
- The Kingpak Decision / Rick Curry
- IAM Code of Ethics Procedures
- Know the Rules So Your Claims Will Be Approved: Updated RPP Operating Rules & Regulations
- The Box That Talks / Daniele Piani
Movers Doing Good
Washington Update / Jim Wise and Bryan Vickers, PACE, LLC