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.
Crowley to Launch Weekly LCL Shipping Service from Houston to 33 Port Destinations in the Caribbean Basin July 1
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that it will begin offering weekly, fixed-day, less-than-container-load (LCL) shipping services from Houston to 33 port destinations throughout the Caribbean Basin on July 1. The new logistics service will be the only one of its kind available from the Houston gateway.
EU approves deal for more transparent and competitive ports
On 29 June 2016 the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee approved new rules to increase the financial transparency of ports and create fair conditions for access to port services across Europe. It confirmed the agreement reached with the European Parliament on 27 June.
Irish Rail tests longer freight trains
Irish Rail (IE) operated a 440m-long container freight train between Dublin North Wall and Claremorris on June 27 as part of trials to introduce longer freight trains later this year to boost its competitiveness.
German air cargo ban another setback for Bangladesh
Germany is now the third country after, Australia and the U.K., to ban direct cargo flights from Bangladesh, despite a costly new screening process at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The decision was made by the LBA, Germany’s civil aviation authority, and was taken “because of information provided by our law enforcement authority and intelligence services.” Shipments from Bangladesh to Germany are now considered “high risk,” the LBA said.
EU calls for free passage through South China Sea
Countries must be free to pass through the South China Sea, the European Commission said on Wednesday, in its first diplomatic admonishment of Beijing after Chinese jets intercepted a U.S. military plane over the contested waters last month. The Commission avoided directly criticizing Beijing, a major trade partner, but warned in a new policy document that it opposed "unilateral actions that could alter the status quo and increase tension", in a sign of concern at China's construction and militarization of islands in the South China Sea.
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