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.
Port of Oakland details plan for handling OHT departure
The Port of Oakland has detailed plans on how it will deal with the decision by Outer Harbor Terminals, a joint venture of Ports America and Terminal Investment Ltd., to shut down operations on March 31. The joint venture announced its decision to leave the port last month and has since filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The port said its “continuity plan” will keep trade flowing and prevent vessel diversions to other ports.
IAM 2016 Annual Meeting to be held in New Orleans. Happy Mardi Gras!
Here at the IAM office, we are celebrating Mardi Gras by coming to work as usual but the significance of the day is not lost on us, and we are excited to celebrate at IAM's 54th Annual Meeting in New Orleans this October. Curious about Mardi Gras and New Orleans? Keep reading.
China Cosco Shipping Merger is Expected to Kick Off Further Consolidation in Industry
China Cosco Shipping Corp., the new shipping leviathan formed by the merger of Cosco Group and China Shipping Group, is expected to change the dynamics in seaborne trade and kick off further consolidation in the industry when it starts operations later this month. The merger will free the two Chinese shipping groups from competing against each other at home and abroad, in an industry swamped with oversupply and depressed freight rates. China’s economic slowdown has hurt the prices of commodities such as oil, iron ore and coal, damaging the shipping companies’ profitability.
Emerging Myanmar will require patience
After more than two decades of isolation, the nation of Myanmar is moving back into the international market. As this Southeast Asian country makes cautious steps towards democracy, the forwarding industry is watching – and waiting – for opportunities to turn Myanmar into the region’s next logistics powerhouse. For some logistics firms, the wait may be longer than expected.
China steps up railway diplomacy in east Asia
With domestic economic growth slowing, China is aiming to boost exports from its rapidly developing technological sector, including rail. Kevin Smith looks at what 2016 might have in store for China and its impact on the railway landscape in east Asia.
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