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.
Container Shipping Lines Sign up With Alibaba to Offer Online Direct Booking
Two container shipping lines, France’s CMA CGM and Israel’s Zim, have signed up with Alibaba to allow customers to book space on their vessels through the Chinese e-commerce giant, in a bid to boost sales as the sector battles a severe downturn.
U.S. robotics firm announces walking, running delivery robot
Oregon-based firm Agility Robots has launched a bipedal robot it hopes will revolutionise the logistics of delivery. The team behind ‘Cassie’ the robot, led by Agility Robots’ founder and CEO Damion Shelton, originally met at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. They secured a 16-month, US$1 million ($1.3 million) grant from the US Department of Defense to develop Cassie, though are excited at the potential disruption she could cause in the logistics industry.
Freight Delivery Drone is Only Logistics Linked Project in Finals for Prestigious Award
San Jose based Skycart is being recognised for the successful trial its delivery system ran with Swiss Post and are now one of ten finalists in the UAE Drones for Good Awards, which is designed to encourage developers to apply drone technology in innovative ways to solve issues. Their product is the only one involved in standard logistics deliveries, with the others largely being involved in humanitarian works.
Amazon maritime freight forwarding in full swing
Amazon has been in the maritime forwarding business since October 2016, according to an “Ocean Audit” report cited by the Wall Street Journal. While Amazon has not commented, this latest news fleshes out the e-commerce giant’s multimodal logistics strategy, which includes freight forwarding and direct involvement in trucking, airfreight and, now, seafreight.
Aramex May Move U.K. Jobs to Netherlands or France on Brexit
Aramex PJSC, the Dubai-based courier and logistics company, is considering minimizing its operations in the U.K. and serving Europe through the Netherlands or France if Brexit agreements do not favor free trade flows.