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.
Idle containership numbers fall again, but newbuilds and M&A are a threat
The number of containerships in hot or cold lay-up has fallen to 114, from 136 in the past two weeks. Alphaliner warned that newbuild deliveries and M&A activity could reverse the downward trend. The analyst said the amount of idle cellular tonnage had declined from 520,365 teu to 464,802 teu, or 2.2% of the total global fleet, due to “unusual strength during the traditionally slow winter season”.
ELD Mandate Magnifies Parking Shortage, Washington Truck Exec Says
Truckers in Washington state are meeting with lawmakers to discuss options for addressing the state’s shortage of truck parking, an issue which is expected to face added pressure once the federal requirement for use of electronic logs takes effect next week.
Analysis: Recent Merger in China May Herald a Revolution in Hauling Freight
Even as China embraces ride sharing and delivery drones, and builds vast networks of airports and high-speed rail, it still depends on long-haul trucks to carry 80% of its cargo.
Brexit To Hit Unprepared Supply Chains Hard
U.K.-EU supply chains are at the breaking point as the fallout from Brexit begins to take hold. Almost two-thirds (63%) of European Union businesses that work with suppliers located in the United Kingdom expect to move some part of their supply chains out of the U.K. as a result of the Brexit decision last year.
Dubai-based cargo handlers complete blockchain technology test with IBM
Dubai-based ground handler dnata, and a consortium of supply chain firms, has successfully completed a proof-of-concept test for a logistics platform that tracks supply chain transactions using hyper-secure blockchain technology. According to stakeholders in the project, the new system can eliminate redundant data and improve visibility and transparency.
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