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.
U.S. West Coast Negotiators Reach Deal on Chassis
A tentative deal has been made on chassis repair and maintenance issue allowing the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to assume control of chassis repair jobs. The breakthrough agreement between ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) is said to have been reached during more intensified talks over the weekend that continued into Monday.
Vietnam set to privatize seaports
The Ministry of Transport is calling on the private sector to invest in new ports and plans to pull out of the sector, news website Saigon Times Online reported. It quoted Do Duc Tien, deputy chief of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, as saying at a recent meeting that his agency would announce a list of 41 projects related to maritime infrastructure, including 19 seaports, that need private investment this month.
Tendering for Ethiopian rail project postponed
The bidding process for a tender to construct a 280km railway from Semera east to the Djibouti port of Tadjourah on the north bank of the Gulf of Tadjourah has been postponed for a fifth time. Mr Getachew Betru, CEO of Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC), says the tender was postponed because bidders had requested more time to prepare their technical and financial bids. "The second reason is that we needed to provide explanations to some bidders who were not clear about some points in the bid document."
Two Djibouti airports planned to handle 100,000 tonnes of cargo
The tiny African nation of Djibouti measures 23,200 square kilometers and is home to about 800,000 people, but within a few years – and a little help from the Chinese – it expects to have two brand-new airport hubs large enough to handle 100,000 tonnes of cargo and 2 million passengers annually. Djibouti is vying for a piece of the lucrative long-haul international air traffic that has been increasing across East Africa and the Middle East in the last decade. At a dedication ceremony in Ali-Sabieh, the nation’s President, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, kicked off construction of the first of the two hubs, located about 25 kilometers south of the capital, Djibouti City.
Winter Storm upends transportation in the Northeast U.S.
A major winter storm dumped up to three feet of snow in some areas of the Northeast while accompanied by hurricane-force winds. The region affected by the storm initially stretched from Virginia into Maine, with many like Massachusetts instituting state-wide travel bans. Snowfall totals ranged from 10 inches to close to 30 inches in some areas, according to forecasters. However, the New England area ended up being “ground zero” for most of the worst winter weather.
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
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