IAM Membership: Moving Forward, Together
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East-West airfreight prices hit by post-peak lull
East-West airfreight rates fell further in January following December’s retreat as pricing was hit by the post-peak season lull in trade. Drewry’s East-West AirFreight Price Index fell 8.3 points in January to 99.6 points, bringing the index down to its lowest level since May 2014.
I.D. Systems receives “allowance of patent” for advanced cargo sensor
I.D. Systems said it has received a “notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a patent on an advanced cargo sensing system for dry van trailers and intermodal containers. The technology integrates a battery-powered, light-based sensor with an ultrasonic cargo detector to improve cargo sensing accuracy, maximize device battery life, and provide loaded/unloaded data without the need for an external door sensor.
Will Panama be ready to handle mega ships?
Container ships with dimensions exceeding the capacity of the expanded Panama Canal put into question the country’s readiness to receive them. Although the increasing size of container ships on the pretext of economies of scale has its limits, the main shipowners are engaged in a race to build ships of 18,000 TEU and more. While the new generation of mega ships is not designed for the Panama route, the boom raises many questions: why this trend? What is the recommended size limit? Does this put pressure on the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to consider the possible construction of a fourth set of locks?
Maersk CEO: 25,000-TEU ships possible but not practical
In an interview at the JOC’s 15th annual Trans-Pacific Maritime conference, Skou reiterated that Maersk expects to spend more than $3 billion on new ships to keep up with demand growth by 2017. “We will begin ordering ships this year, probably in the second quarter,” he said. Some but not all will be ships of up to 18,000-TEU capacity, the size of Maersk’s fuel-efficient Triple E class. Skou said there are no design barriers that would prevent construction of a 25,000-TEU ship, “But with the kind of market growth we’re seeing, I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon,” he said.
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.
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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