IAM Logistics Network (ILN)
Do You Do More Than Moving?
Tell your fellow IAM members!
Have you already diversified into logistics, providing office moving, project forwarding, warehousing and distribution or cargo moving? Or, are you considering expanding into new business areas?
Then it’s time to join the IAM Logistics Network (ILN), a group founded by IAM members devoted to helping one another develop and market non-traditional logistics-type services. There are other logistics networks, but only the IAM Logistics Network is made up of companies and people whom you already know and trust as fellow IAM members.
This member-driven group facilitates networking among IAM colleague companies seeking to expand already-thriving logistics businesses or that are ready to diversify into new business sectors. Use the links at the top of this page to reach out to ILN members and find out more about ILN and how it can benefit your company today.
What Does Uber's Latest Deal Mean for the Logistics Industry?
The idea of Uber entering the trucking world is no longer a matter of speculation. With Uber’s mid-August acquisition of the self-driving trucking platform Otto, it’s reality. And one aim of the partnership that should be most intriguing for logistics providers is Uber’s long-term goal to establish a national digital freight matching (DFM) network.
Hanjin Cargo Owners Say Bid to Unload Vessels Isn’t Working
Bankrupt Hanjin Shipping Co.’s efforts to unload vessels in the United States while it goes through bankruptcy in South Korea are meeting with complaints from cargo owners and from the companies that service and equip its fleet.
Houston Port Shuttle Hailed as Potential Freight-Handling Breakthrough
A futuristic freight-hauling shuttle that can move massive cargo containers from one major shipping terminal to another at up to 70 miles per hour without using a drop of diesel or stopping at a single traffic light is set to get its real-world debut at the Port of Houston.
Ocean Alliance(s) – Connecting the Dots
In the name of operational efficiency and improved service, COSCO, CMA CGM, China Shipping, Evergreen and OOCL agreed this spring to enter into a consortium they would simply call “the Ocean Alliance”. Rivaling the 2M (Maersk and MSC) in scope and number of vessels, the combined fleet of the Ocean Alliance would offer over 40 services worldwide controlling 23.5% of the world’s tonnage.
Rail pressure group calls for longer freight trains
The managing director of Germany's Pro-Rail Alliance, Mr Dirk Flege, has called for politicians to act on upgrading Germany’s rail network to accept 740m-long 35-wagon freight trains, which is supposed to become the standard in Europe.