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.
Maritime Crime Figures for 2014
The maritime industry and its mariners welcome the continued decline in Somali piracy, but would be wise to avoid any complacency that might emerge from this encouraging picture. When something like the multi-faceted approach to the piracy problem appears to be working, the industry would be ill-advised to change the medicine. The current situation does, however, present opportunities for more innovative and cost effective approaches to risk mitigation. Armed guards play their part in the HRA and have clearly evidenced their effectiveness in recent years, but they are not needed on all vessels, in all areas and in all environments. Good maritime domain awareness, comprehensive risk assessments and vessel monitoring can be equally effective and more financially attractive in many circumstances.
Container Shipping Line Signs Up for Eleven 18,000 TEU Freighters
The Evergreen Group, owners of Evergreen Line which currently lies in fifth position* as the world’s largest container shipping group in terms of TEU space, has announced the signing of time charter agreements for five more 18,000 TEU vessels to add to the six similar ships signed up by Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) and its subsidiary last December. The deal is with Japanese group Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (Shoei) and the craft are planned for delivery from 2018 through 2019.
Drones: improving efficiency, open to abuse
Flying in near silence, drones have crept up on the public’s consciousness and now look like becoming a key part of future business life. But while the technology could cut costs and improve safety, it also brings new risks that need to be managed. For example, although pilotless, drones still require operators and getting the right staff for such a key job may be tricky.
Costs and benefits of autonomous vehicles analyzed
Will the costs of autonomous commercial vehicle (ACV) technology in the trucking industry overshadow the benefits? Or will it prove to be the other way around, with fuel savings, driver lifestyle enhancement, and safety improvements outweighing the price tag of ACVs?
Two Djibouti airports planned to handle 100,000 tonnes of cargo
The tiny African nation of Djibouti measures 23,200 square kilometers and is home to about 800,000 people, but within a few years – and a little help from the Chinese – it expects to have two brand-new airport hubs large enough to handle 100,000 tonnes of cargo and 2 million passengers annually. Djibouti is vying for a piece of the lucrative long-haul international air traffic that has been increasing across East Africa and the Middle East in the last decade. At a dedication ceremony in Ali-Sabieh, the nation’s President, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, kicked off construction of the first of the two hubs, located about 25 kilometers south of the capital, Djibouti City.
The Portal's Nov/Dec Issue: IAM 52nd Annual Meeting
- Portal Focus: IAM 52nd ANNUAL MEETING
- Where Does the World Come Together? At IAM’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Orlando! / Janet Seely
- Dear Diary: A Young Mover’s First Annual Meeting Experience / Milly Dale
- IAM 52nd Annual Meeting Exhibitors
- CMMB Outlook
- ‘Tis the Season ... to Look Ahead / Jackie Agner
- IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
- IAM Opens a Portal to Asia / Brian Limperopulos
- Movers Doing Good
- Military/Government Update
- IAM Annual Meeting Recap / Charles L. White
- Going Green: Is There an App for That? / Ramiro Quiros
- Executive Suite
- Washington Update / Jim Wise, PACE, LLP Government Relations
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Taiwan and 2015 Chinese New Year effect on HHG flow
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Now accepting applications for the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship
The Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) is now accepting applications for its Alan F. Wohl...
Prepare now for container weight verification requirements that take effect in July 2016
At the end of 2014, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety o...