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.
Michigan set to begin roadside drug testing pilot program
The state of Michigan will implement a pilot program later this year that will allow police to conduct roadside saliva tests to determine the presence of drugs in a driver’s system. The law, signed recently by Gov. Rick Snyder, allows the Michigan State Police to create a one-year pilot program in five counties to be named later in which troopers that are “certified drug recognition experts” can conduct the tests during traffic stops if it appears the driver is under the influence.
Asian Piracy Incidents Drop to Four-Year Low
The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has issued its half yearly report saying there has been an improvement in the piracy and armed robbery situation in Asia. The period January to June saw the largest decrease in number of incidents compared to the same period in the past four years of 2012-2015. The number of incidents reported decreased by 64 percent compared to the same period in 2015, with only 41 incidents reported compared to 114 in 2015.
FAA lifts Turkey’s flight restrictions, logistics makes quick recovery
The FAA announced on Monday that all restrictions on flights to and from Turkey in the wake of Friday’s coup attempt, have been lifted. The decision is welcome news to Turkish national carrier Turkish Airways, which would have been forced to cancel flights to the ten airports that it serves in the United States. The ban was enacted over the weekend as the failed coup degraded security conditions in the country, and at Turkey’s airports.
Brazilian Customs Officers Strike
Please be aware that Brazilian customs officers started a national strike on July 14. This will impact port and airport operations all over Brazil for inbound and outbound household good shipments. The customs officer's Union confirmed that they will stop their services completely every Tuesday and Thursday until further notice.
EU Fines Truck Makers Record $3.2 Billion Over 14-Year Cartel
Daimler, Paccar Inc. and two other truck makers were fined a record $3.2 billion (2.9 billion euros) by EU antitrust regulators July 19 for taking part in a 14-year cartel. The European Commission said the companies fixed prices and coordinated on the timing of introducing new emissions technologies in 1997 and on passing on costs of those technologies. Its overall fine was more than double the previous record for a group operating a cartel in the EU.
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