IAM Membership: Moving Forward, Together
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UASC containership catches fire in Port of Hamburg
A fire broke out in a container onboard the United Arab Shipping Co. vessel Alula in the early hours of Friday morning, according to a statement from the city of Hamburg, Germany. Before the fire department could begin its work, 30 other containers had to be unloaded in order to gain access to the box in which the fire began. The 40-ft. container was then offloaded onto the dock where firefighters could safely put out the fire, which had been smoldering, the city said.
Report: Traffic Congestion Worst in Three Decades
A report released Aug. 26 says that travel delays due to traffic congestion in 2014 were the worst in three decades, with those in Washington, D.C., topping the list. The 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard, produced by Inrix and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, says D.C. travelers endured 82 hours of delay per commuter, followed by Los Angeles (80 hours), San Francisco (78), New York (74) and San Jose (67). This marks the worst congestion since pre-recession days, the report says.
Container Ships and Bulk Freighters Under Pirate Attacks
The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has reported six pirate attacks in two days while underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. The first half of the year has already seen an 18 percent increase in the number of incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia during January-June 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, with the Straits of Malacca and Singapore in particular seeing the most significant jump in incidents.
Impact of Tianjin explosion will be worse than expected
The Aug. 12 explosions at a warehouse storing chemicals in the Port of Tianjin, China will have a far worse impact on global supply chain than suggested by Chinese officials, says Bindiya Vakil, the chief executive officer of Resilinc Corp. “Be skeptical of media reports indicating that business and port operations will shortly return to normal,” Vakil said in a press release issued by the company Tuesday. “This event’s economic relevance and its repercussions on the global supply chain will be felt over the next few months and perhaps years to come.”
Cargo Thefts, Value Increase in Second Quarter, Report Says
The number of cargo thefts increased 8 percent in the second quarter compared with last year, and the value of stolen goods increased about 70 percent, according to a report from CargoNet, which tracks trucking cargo crimes. The value of goods stolen rose above $19.5 million, according to the report. It said food and beverages, particularly nuts and alcoholic drinks, were the biggest target of thieves.
The Portal's July/August Issue: A World of Caring
- PORTAL FOCUS: A WORLD OF CARING
- HEADLINES / Terry R. Head People, Planet and Profit
- Caring, Compassion, and Corporate Social Responsibility: Making a Difference When the Need Is There / Joyce Dexter
- CMMB Outlook
- IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
- Military/Government Update: Intrastate Requalification / Charles L. White
- Sales & Marketing
- Portal to Asia: Movers in Nepal Leverage Their Concern and Expertise Following Devastating Quake / Rob Faraone
- Maritime/Ocean Shipping
- Washington Update / Jim Wise, PACE, LLP Government Relations
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