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.
Intermodal Motion: Railhaul on the old Silk Road
Today, the Silk Road is just as active a trade route as it was 700 years ago, but there’s a certain “back to the future” feel to the most recent projects linking Europe and China. The mode of choice being talked about now is not ocean or air cargo but railfreight. Trains with 50 railcars leaving cities in Germany and Poland are carrying goods across the steppes of Russia, through the forests of Siberia and desert scrub of the Gobi, and reaching China’s industrial centers. And once in China, they load up with Chinese-manufactured goods for the return journey. Total time from one side of Eurasia to the other: 15 days, on average.
Drewry: Container shipping facing three more years of overcapacity
The London-based shipping consultant Drewry says the container shipping industry faces "three more years of overcapacity and financial pain" because of "slowing global trade and a bloated orderbook of large vessel capacity." In the latest edition of its Container Forecaster report, Drewry has halved its forecast for container shipping growth for this year to just 2.2 percent and further revised downward its estimates for future years.
U.S. Driver shortage growing faster than expected, will hit 50k by year’s end
The trucking industry is expected to be short nearly 50,000 drivers by the end of the year, according to a report released Oct. 6 by the American Trucking Associations. That’s a roughly 30 percent jump from 2014’s shortage of 38,000. The shortage could widen by another 26,000 next year too, ATA says, putting it at upwards of 70,000.
Daimler tests a self-driving, mass-produced truck on real roads
Daimler's dreams of self-driving big rig trucks just took one step closer to reality. The automaker has conducted the first-ever test of its semi-autonomous Highway Pilot system in a production truck on a public road, driving an augmented Mercedes-Benz Actros down Germany's Autobahn 8. While the vehicle needed a crew to keep watch, it could steer itself down the highway using a combination of radar, a stereo camera array and off-the-shelf systems like adaptive cruise control. The dry run shows that the technology can work on just about any vehicle in the real world, not just one-off concepts.
Haven adds airfreight to online marketplace
The online freight rate marketplace Haven said Tuesday it has expanded to include air cargo capacity from 10 of the top 10 global providers of airfreight across 3,500 airports. “Small and midsize shippers often find it difficult to book air freight, particularly in periods of peak demand,” the company said in a statement. “Capacity providers typically give preference to larger shippers because the overhead of managing customer accounts makes it difficult for them to serve lower volume clientele.”
The Portal's September/October Issue: Thinking Inside the Box
IAM 53RD ANNUAL MEETING & EXPO
Meet the Candidates • Notice of Proposed By-Law Amendments and/or Revisions • Annual Meeting Sponsors • Annual Meeting Exhibitors • Mobile Event App Download • 2015 Hall of Honor Inductees • Knowledge Lab • Things to See and Do in San Diego • Schedule At-A-Glance • FUNd Night
PORTAL FOCUS: THINKING INSIDE THE BOX
About That Box: What’s New Under the Sun / Joyce Dexter
Featured Companies: New Haven Moving Equipment • Sofrapack • Gosselin Export Packers • Marine Lumber Company • Packways India • Fleenor Paper • Victory Packaging
IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
A Packed Annual Meeting Agenda / Charles L. White
Portal to Asia
Innovative Thinking Inside—and Outside—the Box / Rob Faraone
At High Relocations, a Bright Future Awaits / Joyce Dexter
Movers Doing Good
Washington Update / Jim Wise and Bryan Vickers, PACE, LLP Government Relations
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