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.
Amazon Begins to Act as Its Own Freight Broker
Over the past two years Amazon.com Inc. has dabbled in the transportation and logistics industry. But recently, the e-commerce behemoth began to directly broker freight to truck drivers, rather than solely rely upon third-party firms such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Transport Topics has learned.
IAM Testifies Before Federal Maritime Commission on Detention and Demurrage Petition
This week, IAM joined nearly a dozen other shipper-based companies, and provided testimony to the Federal Maritime Commission in support of the Detention and Demurrage Petition, currently under consideration. IAM's involvement with the petition filers, The Coalition for Fair Port Practices (CFPP), goes back nearly two years, when informal discussions began among shippers and other impacted by detention and demurrage fees. The Commission asked that a petition be submitted so they could formally consider detention and demurrage practices.
Weaker Dollar Won’t Derail Global Growth: Mohamed A. El-Erian
The depreciation of the dollar was one of the market surprises of 2017, defying the predictions of many analysts and economists at the start of that year. Continued weakness in 2018 has led some, including European officials, to warn about possible detrimental effects on growth.
China Southern boosts online tracking system
China Southern Cargo Airlines has put online the airside operations section of its tracking system, which is based primarily on bar-code technology. The 38 sections of the system now cover all the air transport processes in cargo and mail, with the cargo information “instantaneously trackable” said a spokesperson for the carrier. The system has been updated more than 40 times since going live in May 2015.
Arpin Strong holds clothing drive for Mexico earthquake victims’ families
The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, held a clothing drive this fall after a Mexico-based moving company, Atlasmex Relocations, lost four of its men in the Mexican earthquake in September. The clothing, which arrived January 5 in Mexico City, was offered to the families of those left behind.
The Portal's Nov/Dec Issue: IAM 55TH ANNUAL MEETING
- HEADLINES / Terry R. Head
- Lots of Firsts ... and Maybe a Few Lasts
- IAM 55TH ANNUAL MEETING
- Thank-You to Our Sponsors • IAM 55th Annual Meeting Exhibitors
- IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
- Mixing It Up at the Federal Bar
- Military/Government Update
- Long Beach in Review / Charles L. White
- IAM Governing Member Profile: SHIPFR8
- IAM Looking Back
- DOD “Okinawa Trial” Type Procurement Competitive Rate Program / Rick Curry
- Maritime/Ocean Shipping
- Seattle’s Integral Role in Increasing International Migration / Jim Gaw
- Risk Management
- Cyber Risk in the Transportation Sector: An Evolving Threat / Dominic Keller
- Executive Suite
- The Portal Special Report: Focus on the Membership Directory / William Kohudic
- Networking in Long Beach / Daniele Piani
- Prohibited Activities in Switzerland
- Customer Complaints: How Does IAM Handle Them? / Brian Limperopulos
- Movers Doing Good
- Washington Update / Jim Wise and Bryan Vickers, PACE, LLC