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.
Panama Canal spat continues
The Panama Canal Authority has disputed widespread reports that three ships have run into difficulties while transiting the expanded waterway within the first month of opening.
Can London’s mayor break the airport expansion logjam?
London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, who took office in May, has dropped his predecessor’s objections and approved the expansion of London City Airport. The airport has been granted planning permission for its $451.3 million expansion, allowing it to increase passenger traffic from 4.3 million to 6.5 million by 2025. While this project does not involve cargo, it could have an effect on the years-long, deadlocked debate about whether to expand cargo and passenger capacity at either London Heathrow or Gatwick airports – both much larger airfreight hubs in the U.K. market.
Air Transport: Cuban cargo decisions
Earlier this year, FedEx outlined the importance of air cargo routes between the United States and Cuba in submitted documents to the U.S. Department of Transportation. As part of America’s expanding relationship with Cuba, DOT recently asked for carriers to propose flights in and out of cities on the island nation. When a final list of approved domestic carriers was released, it became obvious that FedEx’s pleas fell on deaf ears. In early July, DOT proposed that Delta, American and United receive the all-clear to start flights into Havana later this year. Southwest, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier and Spirit Airlines also received tentative approval to begin routing to the island nation. In all, 12 airlines submitted applications for 60 daily flights to Havana. DOT has only made 20 spots available each day.
The Post-Brexit Blues
Although world stock markets have recovered, the British Pound has not, and trades at 30-31 year lows. The respected Theresa May is now Prime Minister, however her citing past takeovers of various pharma, and Cadbury (by US’s Kraft), by foreign buyers she would have blocked is worrying. Economically, the medium – long term economic outlooks are pessimistic.
Tesla’s Electric Commercial Truck Plan Expected to Cost Up to $3 Billion
Elon Musk's latest "master plan" for Tesla Motors Inc. to develop an electric commercial truck, a public bus, a pickup and systems to enable fully autonomous driving could cost $2 billion to $3 billion or more, experts and analysts said July 21.
The Portal's May/Jun Issue: Hard Lifting in Hard Times
HEADLINES / Terry R. Head
- Desperate Times = Desperate Moves
PORTAL FOCUS: HARD LIFTING
- Hard Lifting in Hard Times / Joyce Dexter
- Companies featured: Concorde World Wide Movers (11) • Mudanzas Clara del Rey (11) • HudHud Worldwide Logistis (12) • Deminter International Movers (14) • Reason Global (14) Move One (16) • Paxton International (26) • Worldwide Movers Africa (31)
- An Overview of War Risk Insurance for Cargo / Boris Populoh and Susy Castellanos
IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
- IAM HappYPlanet
- 2016 Young Movers Conference Sets Attendance Record
- 2016 Peak Season Issues / Charles L. White
Portal to Asia
- Meeting Today’s Challenges with Foresight and Compassion / Rob Faraone
IAM Looking Back
- The Beginning / Rick Curry
- Contracts for International Cooperation: The Time Has Come / Philip Gordon
- IAM Attends FMCSA’s 2016 National Moving Fraud Conference / Brian Limperopulos
- Is the International Removals Industry Suffering from Commoditization ... or Benefiting from It? / Hermes Jordan
Movers Doing Good
IAM President Serves on SOLAS Panel at FIDI’s Annual Conference
Washington Update / Jim Wise and Bryan Vickers, PACE, LLC