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.
Piracy threat grows in South China Sea, Strait of Malacca
Piracy is on the rise in the South China Sea – 23 ships were hijacked in 2014 – leading the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia to call for increased international patrols. The growing tensions among nations in the region, especially conflicting territorial claims in the South China Sea between China and its neighbors, are disrupting the international maritime coordination that is needed to defeat the menace, IHS Jane’s 360 warned.
Myanmar implements customs clearing rule requiring payment
Myanmar customs is implementing a new regulation impacting importation of used household goods and personal effects sent by air. Shipments will be cleared through Customs under “temporary import” status, which is effectively the same procedure which was implemented last year for sea shipments and takes 2 – 3 weeks to clear. After 12 months the status will change to “permanent import”. The change to permanent status will require a payment of duties and taxes at an estimated percentage of 10% of the declared value of the goods. The limitations of quantities allowed for import on certain goods and the documents required for this process remain unchanged.
Electric Truck Sales Expected to Reach 160,000 Annually by 2023, Report Says
Sales of commercial trucks and buses that use electric drive technology are expected to grow to 160,000 annually by 2023, according to a new report by Navigant Research. Electric drive and electric-assisted commercial vehicles sales were less than 16,000 worldwide in 2014, a 0.4 percent market penetration, according to the research firm.
Libya's Misrata Port Feeling Economic Pinch
A power struggle between two rival governments that threatens to tear Libya apart has started to take its toll on Misrata, an important shipping and industrial hub that had shrugged off the turmoil until now. Misrata had so far not been affected by the unrest, since its port serves much of the country and it became a major air gateway to Libya when fighting forced Tripoli's main airport to close in the summer.
Ghana to launch eastern rail project this year
Ghana's junior transport minister Ms Joyce Mogtari says that a contract to rebuild the 330km eastern railway corridor will be awarded by the end of the year. The project involves reconstruction of the 1067mm-gauge railway, converting it to standard gauge, strengthening and widening bridges and culverts, and rehabilitation of signalling and telecommunication systems. PWC was appointed by the Ministry of Transport in July 2014 as transaction advisors for a joint project to rehabilitate the railway connecting the port of Tema, east of Accra, with Nsawam and Kumasi and develop an inland port at Boankra.
The Portal's Nov/Dec Issue: IAM 52nd Annual Meeting
- Portal Focus: IAM 52nd ANNUAL MEETING
- Where Does the World Come Together? At IAM’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Orlando! / Janet Seely
- Dear Diary: A Young Mover’s First Annual Meeting Experience / Milly Dale
- IAM 52nd Annual Meeting Exhibitors
- CMMB Outlook
- ‘Tis the Season ... to Look Ahead / Jackie Agner
- IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
- IAM Opens a Portal to Asia / Brian Limperopulos
- Movers Doing Good
- Military/Government Update
- IAM Annual Meeting Recap / Charles L. White
- Going Green: Is There an App for That? / Ramiro Quiros
- Executive Suite
- Washington Update / Jim Wise, PACE, LLP Government Relations
Call for Hall of Honor Nominations
The Association is now accepting nominations for our eighth year of the IAM Hall of Honor (HoH) pr...
Malaysia and Chinese New Year 2015 - HHG "flow"
Peter Karlsson of Asian Tigers in Malaysia reports that Chinese New Year holiday is officially 19 a...
Indonesia- possible good sign for future expat moves
Singapore Straits Times 27 Jan 2015 reports that Investors need only go to one place for investmen...
Taiwan and 2015 Chinese New Year effect on HHG flow
Dan Tattersfield of Asian Tigers in Taiwan reports that the official office closing for their office...
Now accepting applications for the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship
The Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) is now accepting applications for its Alan F. Wohl...