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.
Norway – Introduction of minimum wage for freight transport by road
On July 1 2015, the Norwegian government introduced new regulations on the application of minimum wage concerning the freight transport. The purpose is to ensure that pay and employment conditions to foreign drivers are equivalent to those of Norwegian drivers. The new regulations were established with the aim to prevent distortion in the market due to the disparities of wages in Europe.
E-log mandate advances, FMCSA sends rule to White House for approval
Still seemingly on target for its projected Sept. 30 publication, a Final Rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices has been sent from the DOT to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for final approval before being published. The DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent the e-log rule to the OMB July 30, along with a Final Rule that will implement stiffer penalties for carriers, shippers, brokers and others who coerce or pressure drivers to not abide by federal safety standards like hours-of-service limits.
East Coast Ports Face Warehouse Crunch
East Coast ports are falling behind on supplying warehouse space to meet booming container traffic, real estate brokerages say. The expansion of the Panama Canal is reshaping seaports up and down the U.S. East Coast, as local governments spend billions to deepen harbors, raise bridges and make other infrastructure improvements in anticipation of larger ships. But data show that East Coast ports aren’t meeting demand in one key area: the supply of warehouse space at or around marine terminals.
U.S. Treasury blacklists Singapore shipping company over alleged North Korean arms smuggling
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) last week sanctioned Singapore-based Senat Shipping for the company’s alleged involvement with a North Korean firm that was caught smuggling illegal weapons in 2013. The containership Chong Chon Gang, operated by North Korean Ocean Maritime Management Company (OMMC), was seized by Panamanian authorities for carrying a shipment of undeclared arms from Cuba under a load of sugar.
Panama Canal issue warnings due to lack of rain
Due to a lack of rainfall, the Panama Canal Authority may reduce the maximum permissible transit draft by approximately six inches, which decision will be made within the next ten days. Any decision to reduce the maximum draft should be issued four to five weeks prior to implementation. Presently, the maximum permissible draft in tropical fresh water is 39'06" (12.04 m) at the deepest point of immersion.
The Portal's May/June Issue: Risk Management and Claims
- PORTAL FOCUS: RISK MANAGEMENT AND CLAIMS
- When Bad Things Happen to Good Movers / Joyce Dexter
- Four Things to Remember about Household Good Transit Insurance / Rachel Hearn
- Proper Documentation Protects Everyone
- Get to Know Your Spiders / Anne Van Gils
- The Perils of Underinsurance / John Luker
- Expediting Legitimate Claims Benefits Both Mover and Client / Nikhil Ohri
- The Future of Transit Damage Control / Dan Manning
- Repair vs. Cashouts: The Controversy Continues / Alan R. Jobe
- Putting a Positive Spin on Claims / Eric Vaughn
- CMMB Outlook
- Portal Profile
- When It Breaks ... She Fixes It / Joyce Dexter
- Military/Government Update
- Early Peak Season Observations / Charles L. White
- Portal to Asia
- Overview of 2015 Regional Market / Rob Faraone
- Maritime/Ocean Shipping
- Is the Industry Thriving, Striving or Diving? The Results Are In / Brian Limperopulos
- Washington Update / Jim Wise, PACE, LLP Government Relations
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