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.
South Africa’s logistics sector ‘running out of options’ as freight set to triple
South Africa needs to consider all options to reduce its freight transport costs as demand is set to triple over the next 30 years, research said. According to Stellenbosch University’s Logistics Barometer, escalating road tariffs, increasing driver fees, rising maintenance costs, and erratic fuel prices, along with the amount of long distance freight compared to Europe, are set to cause problems for the sector.
Hong Kong government to look at local concerns over third runway
Hong Kong’s government has announced the creation of the Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee (ADTAC), which will address – among other aviation policy issues - local concerns over the approved project for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Expected to open by 2023, Hong Kong’s third runway will help the island maintain its status as the world’s busiest air cargo hub and fight off competition from other Asian rivals in China and Singapore.
EMEA maritime attacks down but Bangladesh crime rises
The EMEA region has seen a drop in incidents of piracy and armed robbery over the first six months of 2015 overall - but there is a worsening of security in some areas, a new report has revealed. Statistics issued by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) this week showed increased violence in Bangladesh, with 10 incidents in 2014 rising to 11 this year; Nigeria reported 11 incidents over 10 last year; Guinea, reported three this year, over none in 2014; and Congo had one incident this year, compared with none in 2014.
HidroMares Helps Port Managers See the Seas to Better Manage Boat Traffic
Wave height, current and depth can impact a ship's ability to navigate through a port. So can temperature and salinity, which affect a boat's buoyancy and thus its hull's position in relation to the seabed. Traditionally, navigators and port managers, who help guide ships into and out of ports, have had to rely on personal observations of these phenomena. But sensors mounted underwater and on buoys can provide localized, real-time measurements to supplement this empirical knowledge and help a port remain more productive and safer for ships than it would be without this data.
FedEx confirms billion dollar freighter order
FedEx is to purchase 50 additional 767-300F aircraft from Boeing as it continues to modernise its aircraft fleet. In addition to the 50 confirmed orders, FedEx also has options to purchase a total of 50 767F aircraft. Said FedEx: "The 50 firm-order aircraft will be delivered from fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2023. Total capital spending for fiscal 2016 remains at $4.6bn. The impact to capital spending in fiscal 2017 from this new order is immaterial. With this order, FedEx Express now holds a total of 106 firm orders for 767Fs from The Boeing Company through fiscal 2023.
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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