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 ports face new crisis as dockworkers cease contract negotiations
The latest tactic employed by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been to cease contract negotiations for next 12 days. “We have made it abundantly clear that we believe these negotiations are of the utmost importance and should continue at full strength until the Thanksgiving holiday,” said PMA spokesman Wade Gates. “We are disappointed the Union is not showing the same urgency to resolve the issues between us.”
Portland eyes Asia freighter service
Will Portland, Ore., once again have international freighter service? Possibly. The airport has been without such a service for about a year, but talks are ongoing with several carriers about establishing a new service to Asia. Portland is a relatively small airport in terms of cargo, moving 215,732 tonnes during its last fiscal year ending June 30. That was a 2.2 percent increase over the previous year.
Port truck drivers spread strike to intermodal yards in Southern California
Early Tuesday, a port truck driver strike that began Monday at port terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., spread to nearby intermodal rail yards served by Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport (HRT). Port truck drivers followed trucks driven from Pacer and HRT facilities to customer locations, including the rail yards, and picketed while the trucks were operating. The drivers are striking to end what they allege is a "misclassification" as independent contractors, denying them better wages and basic workplace protections such as safety and health regulations, workers compensation, and disability and unemployment insurance.
$1 Billion Port Expansion for Ghana
Port operator APM Terminals, a unit of shipping and oil conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk , said on Thursday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Ghana to expand its Tema Port. "Both in the short- and long-term view we see Ghana as a country with great potential," Peder Søndergaard head of Africa and Middle East activities in APM Terminals told Reuters.
Top Challenges for Today’s Logistics Providers
In a recent survey based on interviews with 62 international supply chain executives as well as over 1800 respondents from the logistics and manufacturing industry found that the top priority for logistics managers was “meeting customer expectations” followed by “on-time delivery”. Many of the respondents noted that customers can change delivery orders based on 10 days or less, and a majority indicated that that this window can be one day or less.
The Portal's Sept/Oct Issue: IAM Annual Meeting AND Technology in Sales and Marketing
In the Sept/Oct 2014 issue of The Portal magazine, IAM gives important information about the IAM ANnual Meeting in Orlando and also looks at technology in sales and marketing. Some of the highlights include:
IAM 52nd ANNUAL MEETING
- Meet the Candidates • Annual Meeting Schedule • 2014 Hall of Honor Inductees
- 2014 Knowledge Lab Presenters • Knowledge Lab Schedule
- 2014 Annual Meeting Sponsors • IAM Mobile App & Wireless Instructions
- IAM 52nd Annual Meeting Exhibitors • Marriott Restaurant Information
- IAM Annual Meetings: A Year-By-Year Comparison
- Things to See and Do in Orlando
PORTAL FOCUS: TECHNOLOGY IN SALES AND MARKETING
- How Mobile Technology Aligns Sales & Marketing to Boost Your Business / Janet Cave Seely
- 5 Ways to Get Strong Referrals and Lots of ’Em / Mark Wayshak
- The Next Generation of Apps Will Be All About You / Scott Gillum
- Social Media and the Removal Industry / Elad Gur-Arie
- 5 Questions You Should Ask in Every Selling Situation / Mark Wayshak
- Engaging Our Customers / Rob Faraone
- 5 Ways to Build Your Brand in Short Chunks of Time / Jayson Demers
- 6 Tricks for Creating the Perfect Sales Proposal / Mark Wayshak
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