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.
Equipment, labor availability hamper West Coast port productivity
Terminal operators are committed to return West Coast ports to normal operations as quickly as possible, but their ability to eliminate the backlogs of containers and vessels that are choking their facilities will be capped by constraints on the availability of dockworkers, harbor truck drivers and chassis. “Terminals are set up to work on one-week cycles,” said Larry Nye, vice president of port planning at Moffatt and Nichol, a port planning and engineering firm. Most of the terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach have sufficient space to turn even the biggest ships in one week. Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma actually have excess capacity, he said. However, the ports have not had to deal with the current levels of congestion since the 2002 longshore contract negotiations.
Insurer finds top five reasons for logistics claims
If you’re a forwarder and have noticed that you keep filing claims for the same kinds of losses, you’re not alone. The TT Club, an insurance provider for freight forwarders and businesses involved in logistics, recently released a report identifying five types of claims filed by forwarders, logistics operators, shipping lines, ports and terminals, which represent 66 percent of loss incidents and 62 percent of the dollar value over a five-year period. This analysis, conducted by TT Club and managed by insurer Thomas Miller, involved 7,000 insurance claims, each totaling more than US$10,000, that were recorded between 2010 and 2014. Total losses resulting from the aggregate claims were US$425 million.
Mainla congestion lifts Batangas port
The Batangas Container Terminal (BCT) sustained its growth pace into 2015 with its January volume surging by 1,200 percent year-on-year as it benefited from heavy congestion in the nearby Manila ports, operator Asian Terminals Inc. said. BCT, which also recorded a 762-percent volume surge last year at the height of the Manila port congestion situation, handled more than 12,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in January 2015 as it continued to expand its role as a comprehensive port alternative for the region.
Mediterranean under threat from Somali-style piracy from fighters loyal to Islamic State
A report by the Italian Ministry of Defence warned that ISIS had already taken control of Libyan ports and boats and, “could repeat the scenario that has dominated the maritime region between Somalia and Aden for the last ten years”. It added: “Speed boats could attack fishing boats, cruise ships, small merchant ships, as well as coast guards in this case more to capture prisoners to exhibit in orange jumpsuits.”
Air freight on the Pacific gets a welcome boost due to a combination of the US port and car crisis
For the first time in many years, timing is on the side of the air cargo industry. The sector has grappled with a bad combination of weak consumer sentiment translating to lower demand, high fuel prices impacting the many inefficient cargo aircraft operated, and growing competition adding to over capacity. But now US ports are congested and Japanese manufacturers need to transport goods to the US urgently, leaving the slack to air freight just as fuel is at low prices and the start of the year is a slow season.
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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