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.
European Union to Decide on FedEx-TNT Express Merger by Aug. 3
European Union antitrust regulators will decide Aug. 3 whether to clear FedEx’s $4.9 billion bid for TNT Express, Reuters reported. FedEx, which ranks No. 2 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers, is trying to buy the same company that its larger rival, UPS Inc., failed to acquire two years ago because European regulators signaled that they would scuttle the deal.
Uber-for-Trucking to help fleets network
On the Move Systems (OMVS) says it remains “bullish on the long-term growth prospects for its upcoming ‘Uber-for-Trucking’ shared economy platform following one industry pundit’s bold prediction on how the continued rise of 3D printing will alter the freight business in OMVS’s favor.” “It’s a daring prediction, and one that plays directly into our long-term research and due diligence,” the company said. According to the company, a trucking analyst has said 3D printing’s rapid climb will enable manufacturers to source more of their materials closer to the factory, making national truckers more dependent on local freight networks to deliver materials.
Port Everglades Deepening, Widening Project Approved
South Florida’s Port Everglades received a signed Chief of Engineers Report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday that clears the way for the Port to begin the next phase of deepening and widening its channels.
Vietnam says go on Ho Chi Minh airport
In an effort to compete with the bustling airports in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok, Vietnam’s National Assembly voted to move forward with plans to build a US$15.8 billion airport outside of Ho Chi Minh City, reported Thanhnien News. The Long Thanh International Airport is being called Vietnam’s most ambitious infrastructure project yet. The airport will be designed to handle 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of freight per year after 2050, which would make it larger than the current airfreight throughput at Hong Kong International Airport.
Top 10 global rail networks
The rail freight industry is currently enjoying somewhat of a renaissance after a period of decline, but on a broader scale the size and breadth of a country’s rail network for passengers and freight is a continuing source of national pride. Therefore we present to you our Top 10 collated with the latest available data, which means the track length are meant as a best possible guide only and not purported to be exact.
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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