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.
Iran and Italy sign railway development MoU
Iran's minister of transport Mr Abbas Akhoundi and Italy's minister of infrastructure and transport Mr Graziano Delrio have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Italian State Railways (FS) to become a development partner for Iranian Islamic Republic Railways (RAI). This follows a visit to Italy in December by Iran's vice-minister of transport who met FS CEO Mr Renato Mazzoncini. FS assistance to RAI dates back to 2001, but was halted when United Nations sanctions were imposed on Iran in 2006 and subsequently lifted in January.
Does China Have a “Stranglehold” on Pacific Rim Shipping?
While it’s unlikely to pull the U.S. economy into recession, China has severely rattled global financial markets again. According to Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, the recent China-induced financial volatility is the result of a “nasty cocktail” of major structural problems, slowing growth, and inept policies.
Large truckload carrier turnover rate hit 100 percent in 2015’s 3Q
The annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100 percent in the third quarter of 2015, the highest it’s been in three years, according to ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. The turnover rate at smaller truckload carriers, however, dipped to 68 percent, its lowest point since the fourth quarter in 2011.
U.S. airlines see cargo revenues slide
The three major US airlines saw cargo revenues decline last year as volumes slid and lower fuel prices had an effect on takings. The busiest of the airlines in cargo terms was United, which was the only one that managed to record an increase in cargo volumes compared with 2014 levels, as demand jumped by 5.1% to 2.6bn cargo ton miles (CTM). However, even this increase wasn’t enough to stop the airline recording a decline in cargo revenues, which slipped by 0.1% year on year to $937m.
Kazakhstan and Tajikistan sign rail cooperation agreement
Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) president Mr Askar Mamin and Tajik Railways (TDJ) presdient Mr Komil Mirzoali signed an agreement in Astana on January 27 pledging to continue their cooperation and extend KTZ's involvement in the modernisation of Tajikistan's railway network.
The Portal's Nov/Dec Issue: IAM 53rd Annual Meeting
HEADLINES / Terry R. Head
What Does the Barometer Tell Us?
IAM 53RD ANNUAL MEETING & EXPO
Participate. Partner. Play. IAM Puts the Fun Back into Moving! / Janet Seely
Sponsors • Exhibitors
IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
After Successes in San Diego, What’s Next? / Charles L. White
Portal to Asia
Next Time, Make Every Annual Meeting Moment Count / Rob Faraone
Movers Doing Good
Washington Update / Jim Wise and Bryan Vickers, PACE, LLP Government Relations