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  • ELD violations won’t ding carriers’ CSA scores until April, FMCSA announces

    Nov 17, 2017 — Carriers who are hit with citations for non-compliance with FMCSA’s electronic logging device mandate will not have points recorded against them in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring system, safety officials said today at a public hearing in Birmingham, Ala. It was previously announced that those drivers also will not be put out of service during that period.
  • U.S. Navy Joins Puerto Rico Sealift Effort

    Nov 17, 2017 — At Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina, the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command is facilitating a small-scale domestic sealift to bring utility trucks, front end loaders, portable living quarters and other much-needed supplies to Puerto Rico. The ro/ro USNS Brittin will make six voyages to and from the island over the course of the next several weeks.
  • What to expect from Tesla’s big electric truck reveal

    Nov 16, 2017 — Tesla is set to take the lid off its electric truck tomorrow for the first time, after months of teasing the big rig. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is still doing some teasing of his own, posting to his Instagram account a short video clip of the truck all draped in shadow — but we’re still going to learn a lot tomorrow. Here’s a quick breakdown of what we know, what we think we know and what gaps we hope Tesla will fill at its big unveiling.
  • Could Driverless Tech Mean Thousands of Trucking Jobs Lost? Probably Not

    Nov 16, 2017 — One of the most in-demand and stable jobs in Ohio could face major changes as the industry develops new automated, driverless technology. The technology is coming, according to researchers and trucking industry experts. But they also debate whether or not drivers could lose jobs or how their role behind the wheel might change.
  • Uber Plans Self-Driving, Long-Haul Trucks on the Road ‘in the Near Future’

    Nov 15, 2017 — Uber is working on a fleet of self-driving semi-trucks, but it won’t completely replacing traditional drivers, the company said. In a post on Medium on Nov. 14, Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, the company’s self-driving car wing based in Pittsburgh, laid out its vision for the future of long-haul trucking.
  • Port of Vietnam experiences congestion due to storm

    Nov 15, 2017 — The port of Quy Nhon, in Vietnam, is congested at the time, because of a storm that occurred in the area, resulting in multiple vessels to sink, thus blocking ship traffic, sources report. The storm hit the port on November 4, making the port authority to issue a temporary block of the channel and reduce ship traffic to vessels with draft up to 5.5m.
  • Grounded Container Feeder Breaks in Two

    Nov 15, 2017 — The grounded container feeder Kea Trader has broken up on Durand Reef in New Caledonia, 120 days after she went aground. High waves battered her hull over the weekend, gradually leading to cracking, then to larger breaches. At least two containers have gone over the side. 102 of the 700 containers originally on board are still in her holds.
  • Even a NAFTA Collapse Won’t Keep Companies From Moving to Mexico

    Nov 9, 2017 — President Donald Trump’s vow to scrap or revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement was expected to put a scare into companies considering these kinds of moves. But many are sticking to plans to set up shop in Mexico even if the pact isn’t renewed, according to the experts who help firms relocate and find new plants.
  • Majority of small fleets yet to comply with ELD mandate

    Nov 9, 2017 — With just six weeks remaining before enforcement of the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device begins, 60 percent of fleets running between 1 and 100 trucks have yet to adopt ELDs, according to a recent survey conducted by CarrierLists.
  • Lawmakers fight to save infrastructure financing tool in GOP tax bill

    Nov 8, 2017 — Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are fighting to save tax-exempt bonds in the GOP tax bill that are used to finance infrastructure projects around the country. In a bipartisan letter earlier this year, more than 150 members of Congress urged House leadership to keep the deduction on tax-exempt municipal bonds, which are considered a critical tool for public-private partnerships and infrastructure rebuilding efforts.
  • How intelligent automation will impact and revitalise global supply chains

    Nov 7, 2017 — The idea of automation in manufacturing and the supply chain is nothing new - since the earliest days of the industrial revolution we have sought to automate tasks with machines, and lower the cost of manufacturing processes.
  • U.S. Trucking industry still grappling with impending ELD mandate

    Nov 7, 2017 — Sections of the long-haul and drayage trucking communities are still unprepared for implementation of the fast approaching federal mandate to install electronic logging devices (ELDs) on all commercial trucks and buses by Dec. 18, 2017.
  • Poland Approves Plan to Build $9.6 Billion Central Airport

    Nov 7, 2017 — Poland will build central airport for as much as 35 billion zloty ($9.6 billion) by 2027, reversing a strategy based on expanding smaller regional ports with the help of funds provided by the European Union. Under the government plan, the Warsaw Okecie airport would eventually be shut. No potential dates for the closing were given.
  • SoCal Ports Approve Aggressive Air Quality Rules for Moving Cargo

    Nov 6, 2017 — The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced they have approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update that sets out aggressive clean air strategies for moving cargo through the nation’s busiest container port complex — which is on pace for the busiest year ever.
  • Drewry reports increase in World Container Index

    Nov 6, 2017 — Drewry said that the World Container Index, which is a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia, has showed an increase and provided a two-year spot freight rate trend for the index. According to maritime research consultants, the index is up by 25.6% to $1517.1/40ft container.
  • Nigeria: Piracy - Foreign Shipping Firms Pay N14 Billion to Escort Vessels in Nigeria

    Nov 6, 2017 — Due to the volatile nature of Nigeria waterways, foreign shipping companies spend over N13.76 billion ($45 million) annually to escort their vessels from one point to another on Nigeria's waterways, LEADERSHIP has learnt. About four major international shipping companies operate in the country including Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Grimaldi and CMA/CGM in addition to smaller foreign and local shipping companies operating on the waterways.
  • British Containership Loses 42 Containers Overboard Off Japan

    Nov 3, 2017 — The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has launched an investigation into the loss of dozens of containers from a British containership off Japan. The MAIB says 42 containers were lost overboard from the UK-flagged MV Ever Smart approximately 700nm east of Japan on Oct. 30.
  • Ship Glut Clouds Long-Awaited Recovery

    Nov 1, 2017 — Container shipping is emerging from a painful six-year slump, but a glut of tonnage that will hit the water over the next two years threatens to derail the nascent recovery. In recent months, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA-CGM SA have each announced orders for 11 mega-vessels. Together, with existing plans by Asian giants like Cosco Shipping Holdings Co. and Evergreen Line, the moves mean dozens of these vessels will be delivered by 2020.
  • U.S. truck rates jump to highest points since 2014

    Nov 1, 2017 — With conditions ripe for rate hikes of late, truckload rates in all three major segments in October continued their upward momentum, according to monthly spot market rates data from Truckstop.com.
  • Analysts Say Container Shipping Industry 2018 Profitability Depends On Capacity Discipline

    Nov 1, 2017 — In an assessment made by shipping analyst group Drewry, container shipping industry profitability in the coming year is dependent on the carrier's ability to maintain the tight capacity management displayed so far in 2017. "A lot will depend on whether the carriers can refrain from undercutting one another and stick to the capacity management they have displayed this year," Drewry senior container researcher Simon Heaney said.
  • U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Calls for Increased Security Funding at LA, Long Beach Ports

    Nov 1, 2017 — While praising efforts to protect the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports from terrorist and cyber-attacks, members of Congress aired concerns Oct. 31 about threats to public safety and the economy if federal funding for maritime security programs isn’t raised to meet new threats.
  • MSC Recommences Benghazi Container Freight Services as Normality Returns

    Oct 31, 2017 — Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced that it will resume container freight services to and from Benghazi, Libya, now that the port has re-opened, following a three-year closure stemming from the 2011 revolution. The port, which restarted operations at the beginning of the month, was forced to close when rivalling armed groups occupied the city in 2014.
  • U.S. Truck Technician Shortage Worse Than Previously Thought

    Oct 31, 2017 — In a new report, the TechForce Foundation is predicting that demand for new vehicle technicians from 2016 to 2026 will be three times higher than was previously projected for the 2014 to 2024 period.
  • Cosco sails back into the black as rate improvements help boost revenue

    Oct 31, 2017 — Chinese shipping giant Cosco Shipping Holdings today reported a 35% year-on-year increase in revenue for the third quarter as sit swung back into the black. It also announced plans to raise almost $2bn through a share placement.
  • Russia set to ban Dutch carriers unless ABC's Schiphol slots are returned

    Oct 31, 2017 — Russia will ban Dutch carriers from its airspace from Saturday unless landing slots at Schiphol are returned to AirBridge Cargo (ABC). One source told The Loadstar flight times to Asia would increase by three to four hours if carriers couldn’t use Russian airspace.
  • After 16 years, KLM resumes flights to Mumbai’s CSIA adding belly freight to busy route

    Oct 30, 2017 — After a 16-year hiatus, KLM is relaunching service to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), connecting Amsterdam to India with three weekly flights.
  • DHL adds global gateway facility to O’Hare cargo development

    Oct 30, 2017 — DHL opened a 54,000 square-foot, US$10 million global gateway facility at O’Hare International Airport (ORD) last week, adding to Chicago’s growing northeast cargo campus, which DHL said was on track to be “the largest cargo development built at a U.S. airport in more than a decade, when completed in the next few years.”
  • Heathrow councils call for an "open mind" in support of a second Gatwick runway

    Oct 30, 2017 — Local authorities in the Heathrow area have welcomed evidence which, they say, supports an extra runway at rival London airport, Gatwick.
  • 4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report

    Oct 30, 2017 — The flagship global report notes that, while piracy rates were down compared to the same period in 2016, there is continuing concern over attacks in the Gulf of Guinea and in South East Asia. The increase in attacks off the coast of Venezuela and other security incidents against vessels off Libya - including an attempted boarding in the last quarter - highlights the need for vigilance in other areas. In total, 92 vessels were boarded, 13 were fired upon, there were 11 attempted attacks and five vessels were hijacked in the first nine months of 2017.
  • Inmarsat Shipboard Communication Platform Found Vulnerable to Hacking

    Oct 30, 2017 — Seattle-based cybersecurity firm IOActive has uncovered what it describes as critical security flaws in one of Inmarsat’s shipboard communication platforms that could leave the platform and vessels’ networks vulnerable to remote hackers.
  • Airline cargo bosses remain in positive mood

    Oct 27, 2017 — Airline cargo bosses are in an upbeat mood, with a new IATA survey suggesting a continued strong financial performance in the second half of 2017. IATA’s latest business confidence survey, conducted in early-October, asked for the opinions of airline chief financial officers and heads of cargo. Exactly 80% of respondents reported that profitability increased in year-on-year terms in the third quarter of this year – up from just 36% in the first quarter of the year.
  • Chinese government pushing port consolidation

    Oct 27, 2017 — Busy ports linking China and the rest of the world are now targets of a Chinese government consolidation campaign that previously spurred high-profile mergers among state-owned shipping and logistics companies. By consolidating port operations according to administrative regions such as provinces, Beijing hopes to reduce competition and promote economies of scale, according to Caixin. Officials also expect consolidated ports to be managed more efficiently.
  • New Security Rules Take Effect on U.S.-Bound Flights

    Oct 27, 2017 — New security measures for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights took effect today, with airline personnel conducting short interviews with travelers at check-in or the boarding gate. The directive was announced by the Trump administration in July as an alternative to banning laptops and other electronic devices from the cabin of inbound flights to the U.S. The new rules apply to American and global airlines and affect roughly 2,100 flights from around the world that enter the U.S. on any given day.
  • U.K. aims for final proposal on Heathrow expansion in 2018

    Oct 25, 2017 — The saga continues for London Heathrow’s third runway expansion, as the U.K.’s Transport Secretary Chris Grayling began a consultation period on a revised version of the airport’s national policy statement. The goal is to publish final proposals for the LHR expansion during the first half of 2018, which will be subject to a vote in Parliament.
  • U.S. Transportation Command’s trailblazing transition to cloud computing enhances its cyber processes and protection

    Oct 25, 2017 — U.S. Transportation Command is the first Department of Defense organization to initiate migration of its cyber domain to a commercial cloud provider to improve mission assurance, while strengthening information technology efficiency and effectiveness. Last month, the first wave of five USTRANSCOM IT systems transitioned to a commercial cloud-based solution.
  • American Trucking Associations Takes an In-Depth Review into the Ongoing Truck Driver Shortage

    Oct 25, 2017 — Anyone that wakes up each day in a logistics job that centers around moving freight is more than aware of the fact that there is a significant truck driver shortage. That is nothing new; in fact, it is far from it. But that does not mean the driver shortage is viewed as a “whistle by the graveyard” or “nothing to see here” approach. In fact, it is and needs to be the opposite.
  • Drivers Shortage, ELD Rule Top Trucking Industry Concerns

    Oct 25, 2017 — A shortage of drivers tops the pending implementation of the federal electronic logging device mandate as the biggest trucking business concern, according to an industry trade group. In its annual survey, the American Transportation Research Institute found that motor carriers and the industry in general are most concerned about a lack of qualified drivers to carry the nation’s freight.
  • U.K. Brings Push for Brexit Transition Into Line With EU Stance

    Oct 24, 2017 — The U.K. has shifted its approach to the transition agreement it wants to put in place for after Brexit, falling into line with the European Union’s long-held stance.
  • Freight Operations Partially Resume at the Port of Durban

    Oct 17, 2017 — Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced that marine operations at the Port of Durban have partially resumed following disruptions caused by heavy storms on Tuesday, 10 October 2017, that saw several ships break loose from their mooring and run aground.
  • Schiphol freighter sector dealt blow as 'local rule' for slots is rejected

    Oct 17, 2017 — Low-cost airlines have rejected proposals for a ‘local rule’ at Schiphol airport that would have given priority to freighter operators as the hub faces a shortage of slots. The airport is nearing its slot limit for the year of 500,000 and as a result is having to limit the number of aircraft calls, with freighters looking most likely to lose out because of the ad-hoc nature of their services. Slot restrictions for freighter aircraft are likely to continue next year, with estimates suggesting 10.5% of freighter calls could be turned away in 2018 compared with 2017.
  • Cyber researchers reveal serious Wi-Fi security flaw

    Oct 17, 2017 — Researchers on Monday disclosed a serious security flaw in the encryption standard that protects tens of millions of consumer, business and government Wi-Fi networks — a hole they said could allow hackers to intercept sensitive traffic, tamper with websites or install malware or ransomware.
  • Delays in Lagos operations due to heavy traffic congestion

    Oct 17, 2017 — AGS Nigeria Lagos wishes to inform you of the increase of road congestion around the Apapa area at the port of Lagos. This congestion, which is caused by a combination of factors (road deterioration during the rainy season, construction at the harbour and increased port activity) contributed to increased transport costs and delays in operations.
  • Outlook Gloomy for Container Shipping as Rates Continue to Slide

    Oct 16, 2017 — Container spot rates from Asia to North Europe slumped below $700 per teu last week, losing a further 3.9% in value. They now stand at $686 per teu, while for Mediterranean ports, rates slid 5.8% to $652 per teu. In January freight rates per teu for both were in excess of $1,000.
  • The ELD Mandate: What to expect

    Oct 16, 2017 — Like it or not, the era of paper driver logs is over. Technology is available that will automatically record drivers Hours of Service and better ensure compliance with legislation. As of December 18, 2017, commercial drivers with model year 2000 or newer trucks who currently are required to prepare Hours of Service records of duty status (RODS) must start using an electronic logging device (ELD).
  • After naval patrols, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines launch air surveillance ops over Sulu Sea

    Oct 16, 2017 — The operations, part of a tri-nation effort to curb movements of militants linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the southern Philippines, mark the first joint air patrol over the dangerous waters. "Affiliated terrorist organisations and sympathisers have exploited the porous borders and linked up with local terrorist groups, evident following the Marawi City siege," said Malaysia's Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.
  • Sohar Port and Freezone kicks off first phase of expansion

    Oct 16, 2017 — Oman’s Sohar Port and Freezone has revealed that the first phase of its mega expansion plan is set to get under way soon. The expansion is part of the freezone’s long-term move to grow the vital industrial and maritime hub by as much as 50 per cent, a report said.
  • Nate to Bring More Damages to Hurricane-Weary Region

    Oct 7, 2017 — Tropical Storm Nate, on track to strike near New Orleans overnight Saturday, may cause close to $1 billion in damage across Central America and the U.S., regions already battered by the most powerful month of hurricanes on record.
  • PCS shift: TRANSCOM targets ‘clunky’ Move.mil, may try to spread out busy summer season

    Oct 4, 2017 — Making the Move.mil website more user-friendly and possibly spreading at least some moves more evenly throughout the year are a few of the things defense transportation officials are looking at to improve the process of moving household goods for service members, as the program that manages service members’ household goods undergoes its own relocation of sorts.
  • Household Goods and Vehicle Shipment Programs for Department of Defense Consolidated Under U.S. Transportation Command

    Oct 4, 2017 — USTRANSCOM is now the single manager of the Defense Personal Property Program or DP3, which oversees the Department of Defense’s household goods and privately-owned vehicle shipment programs.
  • Information sheet about activities that are prohibited for foreign moving companies in Switzerland

    Oct 3, 2017 — Two national laws restrict the activities of foreign moving companies in Switzerland: the cabotage ban and the Posted Workers Act. These laws were passed to protect Swiss trade and Swiss employees as measures to accompany the conclusion of the Bilateral Agreements between Switzerland and the EU.
  • HURRICANE MARIA DIVERSION GUIDANCE

    Oct 2, 2017 — CBP recognizes that the current extraordinary weather situation created by Hurricane Maria may cause many ocean vessels to divert from their intended port of unlading to other port locations for discharge purposes. To ensure smooth processing of bills and associated status notifications in the new port of unlading, CBP reminds the carriers that they should amend the manifest to reflect the new port of unlading.
  • Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico, Easing Hurricane Aid Shipments

    Sep 29, 2017 — The Trump administration said on Thursday that it would temporarily waive a century-old shipping law for Puerto Rico that officials there said was hindering disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Maria. The waiver of the law, known as the Jones Act, comes as federal and local officials report more supplies trickling onto the increasingly desperate island.
  • India renames largest port

    Sep 28, 2017 — The Indian Ministry of Shipping has announced the renaming of Kandla Port, to Deendayal Port, with effect from 25 September, 2017.
  • Demand for Safer Practices When Shippers are Packing Freight Containers Continues

    Sep 28, 2017 — A coalition of leading cargo industry organisations representing the full breadth of the global supply chain is maintaining its campaign for safer practices in packing freight containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs).
  • McCain repeats call for Jones Act repeal following Puerto Rico waiver

    Sep 28, 2017 — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday repeated his call to repeal the Jones Act after the Trump administration announced a temporary lift on shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico as it recovers from hurricanes Maria and Irma.
  • Alibaba buys controlling interest in Cainiao logistics network

    Sep 27, 2017 — China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has taken control of struggling logistics network Cainiao with an investment of 5.3 billion yuan (US$807 million) in a move to dramatically increase its international reach. The investment, once completed, will increase Alibaba’s stake in the logistics network from 47 percent to 51 percent and brings the estimated valuation of Cainiao to about $20 billion, according to Reuters.
  • No Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico: Trump administration

    Sep 27, 2017 — The Trump administration will not grant a Jones Act waiver for oil, refined products and other commodities being shipped into Puerto Rico as the island works to rebuild following Hurricane Maria, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.
  • Car carrier to pay $21m penalty over price-fixing

    Sep 27, 2017 — Hoegh Autoliners has made a settlement with the US Department of Justice, regarding accusations over price-fixing. According to sources, the Norwegian company is to pay a fine of USD21 million to Middle East exports for illicit actions against competition.
  • Pan Am Railways, Port Saint John to offer new intermodal service

    Sep 27, 2017 — Pan Am Railways and DP World have agreed to form a new direct intermodal service connecting the Boston market to Port Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada. The new agreement provides a "viable alternative" to customers in the New England area, said officials representing DP World, the port's terminal operator. Port Saint John provides connections to more than 500 international destinations.
  • Third Hong Kong runway passes finance hurdle

    Sep 27, 2017 — The Hong Kong Airport Authority has released a report on the detailed funding study for a three-runway system (3RS) after it was accepted in principle by its board.
  • Crowley Says On-Island Distribution Key to Getting Relief Supplies to Puerto Rico Residents

    Sep 26, 2017 — With more than 3,000 loads of food, supplies and other cargo on its terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and more on the way, executives with said today the key to providing relief to citizens impacted by Hurricane Maria will be expediting local transportation and distribution of the cargo.
  • Maria Cripples Puerto Rico’s Main Airport, Leaving Thousands Stranded

    Sep 26, 2017 — After Hurricane Maria knocked out radar systems and power, the U.S. territory’s main airport is struggling to get thousands of stranded passengers off the island. Agustín Arellano, chief executive of Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC, which operates the airport, said only about 2,000 passengers are flying out every day despite standby lists that are in the tens of thousands. That is down from an average of 15,000 passengers departing daily prior to Maria.
  • Puerto Rico After Maria: No Power, No Cell Signal, and Lots of Damage

    Sep 22, 2017 — Puerto Rico is emerging crippled after the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. territory in almost a century hobbled its telecommunications system, destroyed its power grid and left communities facing widespread devastation.
  • Ban on cargo flying direct between UK and Bangladesh could be lifted

    Sep 20, 2017 — The ban on direct cargo flights between Bangladesh’s Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal Airport and the UK could be lifted, according to local media, in what would be a boost to garment exporters. The airport has been under much security scrutiny, and had employed a UK company to advise on improvements. Currently, cargo must be screened in a third country before arriving in the UK. Similar bans are in place for cargo going to Australia and Germany.
  • The box carriers: Consolidate or compete?

    Sep 20, 2017 — While there were 20 global container lines in 2011 operating in a fragmented industry, the recent Cosco’s takeover of OOCL created a new reality in today’s container shipping, where the top four carriers control 53.8% of the world’s container cargo, according to shipping market analyst Xeneta.
  • Coast Guard Closes Ports in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands Ahead of Cat 5 Hurricane Maria

    Sep 20, 2017 — The United States Coast Guard has closed all ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Maria. Effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard set port condition ZULU for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands because of the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph that may arrive within 24 hours. While port condition ZULU is in place, no vessels may enter or transit within these ports without permission of the COTP. Under the condition, all vessel movements are prohibited, and all ship-to-shore operations must cease until further notice.
  • Port Klang gets more tranquil, but it’s eerie

    Sep 19, 2017 — Until a few months ago, Port Klang was a hive of activities, with containers usually stacked six stories high. These days, it’s a lot quieter. Major shipping firms have moved their hubs to Singapore, according to recent reports. “A few years ago, we could still compete with Singapore,” said an industry player who owns a logistics company. “We managed to draw big carriers to Port Klang. I don’t think we can catch up with Singapore now.”
  • Strengthening Hurricane Maria to Pass Right Over Puerto Rico, Forecasters Say

    Sep 19, 2017 — A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour (200 kph) winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month. Officials from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm, now ranked by U.S. forecasters as a major hurricane, at Category 3 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.
  • US Senate passes budget-busting $700 billion defense policy bill

    Sep 19, 2017 — The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to pass a $700 defense policy bill for 2018 that would exceed President Donald Trump’s budget request and break statutory caps on defense spending. The bill surpasses the president’s $603 billion defense budget request, the $549 billion cap set by the Budget Control Act and the $696.5 billion House version, with which the Senate version must be reconciled before the NDAA’s final passage by Congress.
  • Standard Club advises on cargo handling amid Irma

    Sep 15, 2017 — The disruption to cargo vessels recently caused by Hurricane Irma has raised a number of legal issues. In response, the Standard P&I Club published an alert, providing guidance on some of the issues commonly encountered.
  • NxtPort, Air Cargo Belgium partner to develop multimodal data platform

    Sep 15, 2017 — Data platform NxtPort signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Air Cargo Belgium and its data-sharing platform BRUcloud to streamline multimodal cargo transport by reducing redundancies shared between ocean- and airfreight.
  • Maersk Joins BoxTech Container Database

    Sep 15, 2017 — Maersk Line has uploaded the technical details of its entire container fleet to BoxTech, the database provided by the Bureau International des Containers (BIC). Following the upload, the BoxTech database now holds details of more than 7.5 million shipping containers, approximately 30 percent of the global container fleet.
  • Hamad Port seen transforming Qatar into regional trading centre

    Sep 14, 2017 — With rapid growth expected “in the coming years,” Qatar Chamber director general Saleh Hamad al-Sharqi said Hamad Port will transform Doha into a regional trade centre, which would promote inter-trade in the Middle East region and enhance the region’s trade with the world.
  • New Suez Canal income slowly sinking

    Sep 14, 2017 — When Lt. Gen. Mohab Mamish, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, announced the canal was complete, he said annual revenue would reach $13.4 billion, from about $5 billion at that time. Revenue has barely budged since then, and in fact has declined somewhat. Mamish was counting, however, on growth of global trade, which has suffered the past two years, according to Rashad Abdo, an economic expert and head of the Egyptian Forum for Political and Economic Studies.
  • Rule of law needs to be respected in the South China Sea: experts

    Sep 14, 2017 — Given the recent escalation of tensions in the littoral Asia-Pacific, especially in the South China Sea, most countries seek to establish ‘good order’ in the regional seas via multi-lateral action such as the formalisation of ‘code of conducts.’ However, according to Abhijit Singh, Head of Maritime Policy Initiative, India’s Observer Research Foundation, the definition of ‘good order’ has been subject to different interpretations by different countries.
  • Growing partnership positions Emirates as Dubai handler for Cargolux

    Sep 14, 2017 — Luxembourg-based carrier Cargolux expanded its growing partnership with Emirates SkyCargo in a move that has Emirates’ cargo operation handling all Cargolux flights in and out of Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) as of this month, Cargolux announced.
  • Managing Human Cyber Risks in the Maritime Industry

    Sep 12, 2017 — While automation is an attractive proposition for ship-owners, it also brings complexity because its introduction requires more than the simple replacement of the functions of older systems. Modern functionality requires systems integration and interoperability with their hosts, which can add unexpected levels of connectivity and new risk factors to the ship or system into which they are integrated.
  • Iran ready for free trade with regional countries

    Sep 12, 2017 — Iran is ready to establish preferential tariffs and free trade with some regional countries, particularly Afghanistan, Pakistan and Oman, said the head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO).
  • US Seaports Prepare to Reopen After Irma

    Sep 12, 2017 — Several Southeast seaports that shut down ahead of Hurricane Irma say they will be able to reopen in the next 48 hours, allowing badly needed shipments of fuel, food and other goods to make their way into the region. A half-dozen major ports, including facilities in Tampa, Miami and Savannah, suspended operations over the weekend. Combined, they handle one in six containers entering or leaving North America, as well as tankers loaded with gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
  • Why Wall Street Thinks Tesla’s Electric Truck Makes Sense

    Sep 12, 2017 — Two investment houses published reports this week outlining their expectations for how Tesla will move into heavy duty trucking later this month. The argument starts with the premise that electric trucks will be more competitive and capture a higher share of the global truck market than most expect. By the mid-2020’s, 10 percent of the U.S. trucks in the heaviest Class 8 weight segment and 15 percent of the trucks in the lighter Class 5 through 7 segments Trucks could be fully electric, said Rod Lache, an analyst at Deutsche Bank.
  • First Ultra-Large Containership Call Kicks Off ‘Big Ship Era’ for Port of New York and New Jersey

    Sep 11, 2017 — The 14,400 TEU capacity CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt became the largest container ship to ever call at the port of New York and New Jersey on Thursday after sailing underneath the raised Bayonne Bridge. The ultra-large containership arrived at the APM Terminals Elizabeth container terminal after setting the record as the first ‘big ship’ to pass under the raised Bayonne Bridge, which now gives air draft clearance to vessels of up to 18,000 TEU capacity.
  • Irma, Now a Tropical Storm, Leaves Millions Without Power in Florida

    Sep 11, 2017 — Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday morning, after a terrifying weekend where the devastating superstorm battered much of Florida with triple-digit winds and plunged millions of its residents into darkness. Florida's largest utility reported that the storm had knocked out power to nearly three-quarters of its customers. More than 6.2 million residents across the state were waking up Monday to no electricity.
  • Port Klang business hit as key firms shift operations to Singapore

    Sep 11, 2017 — Business at Malaysia's main shipping hub in Port Klang has taken a hit this year as major shipping companies shift their operations to Singapore under new alliance agreements, industry officials say. This has raised questions over the aggressive plans by Kuala Lumpur to build new harbours and rail links along the Strait of Malacca, one of the world's busiest maritime trade routes.
  • Trucks, Planes and Tankers Putting Houston Back in Business After Hurricane Harvey

    Sep 6, 2017 — Houston’s roads, skies and waterways saw increased traffic Sept. 5 as some of the city’s biggest industries continued a slow march toward business as usual. United and Southwest airlines operated more robust schedules, oil tankers headed toward the shoreline and ship movements returned to nearly normal levels at the Port of Houston. “Things are getting back to normal,” said Capt. Mike Cunningham, director of program management at the Greater Houston Port Bureau. “There are more and more vessel transits every day.”
  • Combined Maritime Forces set security transit corridor

    Sep 6, 2017 — Recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab Al Mandeb have highlighted the risks associated with transiting these waters. In response, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) are establishing a Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC).
  • Puerto Rico airfreight braces for Hurricane Irma landfall

    Sep 6, 2017 — As the cleanup continues in the Houston area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, another part of the United States is bracing for the next blow in the form of Hurricane Irma, which has recently crossed into the Caribbean Sea.
  • Congestion to cause delays at the Port of Dakar

    Sep 6, 2017 — AGS Senegal wishes to inform its colleagues and partners that congestion at the port of Dakar is to be expected, following the installation of two new gantry cranes at the port. The schedule of shipping lines will be affected for at least three weeks.
  • Prince Rupert container terminal re-operates after ‘incident’

    Sep 5, 2017 — Canada’s second-largest container terminal is now re-opened, after it has been temporarily closed since Sunday, 3 September, due to an unidentified “incident”, according to Port of Prince Rupert authorities.
  • Shipping may need to adjust their route as Hurricane Irma passes

    Sep 5, 2017 — Hurricane Irma is expected to hit the US Virgin Islands Tuesday and mainland Thursday. The storm is currently a Category 5 hurricane and is expected to remain a Category 4 or 5 during the next days. Cruises and shipping interests are encouraged to reroute.
  • Ethiopia's airline and airports merge to form single aviation group

    Sep 5, 2017 — Ethiopian Airlines Group has merged with Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) to form the African country's new Aviation Holding Group. The consolidation, which follows regulation approved by Ethiopia's Council of Ministers on July 14 this year, sees the formation of a new holding group comprising EAE, Passenger Airline, Cargo Airline & Logistics Company, Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Ethiopian Inflight Catering Services, Ethiopian MRO Services and Ethiopian Hotel & Tourism Services.
  • Truckers under pressure as barge congestion in Antwerp and Rotterdam drags on

    Sep 5, 2017 — Shippers are reportedly facing a shortage of truck capacity at the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam as barge congestion continues to plague the region in the peak season. A source told The Loadstar the trucking sector was coming under “intense” pressure, with shippers refusing to send goods by barge after almost two months of severe delays. “It seems nothing much has changed, with delays of up to 72 hours still being reported, and now we are seeing similar issues on the trucking side,” said the source.
  • Mumbai supply chains still tangled after worst rain for a decade

    Aug 31, 2017 — Flood waters in Mumbai are reportedly receding, but delays plague the airport and sea terminals as another global supply chain hub succumbs to incremental weather. Reporting its heaviest rainfall in more than a decade, India’s second-largest city joins Hong Kong and Houston, both hit by severe storms in the last week.
  • White House briefs state, local officials on Trump’s infrastructure plan

    Aug 31, 2017 — President Trump’s infrastructure package will be broken up into three pieces, with the largest chunk of funding dedicated to projects that already have some private or local money secured, the administration told state and local officials on Wednesday.
  • Harvey Blocks ‘Critical’ Point of Entry for Cargo

    Aug 31, 2017 — Houston’s seaport may take weeks to fully recover from Harvey, a rare long-term disruption at a major U.S. shipping center that will exact a financial toll on thousands of retailers and manufacturers. Port Houston has warned shippers it is likely to be closed at least through Saturday. U.S. Coast Guard officials say it could be weeks before large container ships and oil tankers can safely navigate the Houston Ship Channel leading into the port.
  • Texas ports looking to reopen by next week in Harvey’s wake

    Aug 30, 2017 — In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, key Texas ports have sights on reopening by early next week [the week of Monday, Sept. 4].
  • Robbers board container ship off Manila

    Aug 30, 2017 — In its weekly piracy report, ReCAAP ISC reported one incident of armed robbery against the container ship “Warnow Master”, while anchoring in the waters off South Harbour Manila, Philippines, on August 16.
  • Conditions of entry for vessels arriving at US ports from Micronesia

    Aug 30, 2017 — USCG has announced conditions of entry which will be imposed on vessels arriving in the United States (U.S.) from the Federated States of Micronesia from 05 September 2017. These conditions of entry are intended to protect the U.S. from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient port anti-terrorism measures in place.
  • Coast Guard Updates on Conditions at Ports Impacted by Harvey

    Aug 30, 2017 — The U.S. Coast Guard along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office have provided an update on current port conditions set within the areas effected by Hurricane Harvey and the surrounding areas of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • TSA reviewing cargo screening, concerned about terror vulnerabilities

    Aug 25, 2017 — The Transportation Security Administration is reviewing its screening procedures for cargo flown into and within the United States because of concerns that potential security vulnerabilities could be exploited by terrorists, a US official told CNN. The review, which is examining screening for cargo carried by freight airlines and passenger planes, stems in part from a terror plot that was foiled in Australia last month, according to the official.
  • Autonomous shipping: don’t miss the boat

    Aug 24, 2017 — The Norwegian company Yara is currently building a full-electrical container ship fitted with an autonomous control system: the Yara Birkeland. During a recent visit to a major maritime conference, imagine my surprise when most attendees – some 200 executives from the maritime sector – discussed autonomous shipping in terms of its risks. The room seemed full of objections and doubts. What if the computer malfunctions? Somewhat understandable in view of the pressure put on the sector by strong international competition and slim margins.
  • As Hong Kong recovers, Hurricane Harvey threatens Texas logistics

    Aug 24, 2017 — A day after Hong Kong’s cargo operations were buffeted by Typhoon Hato, the southern coast of the United States is bracing for the landfall ofHurricane Harvey, with airfreight operations standing by to accommodate potential disruptions.
  • California Ports Tout Progress in Fight Against Environmental Pollution

    Aug 23, 2017 — The top three containerports in California touted recent accomplishments in the battle against pollution as stakeholders debate what will be included in an update to the Clean Air Action Plan. The Port of Los Angeles released an environmental study of emissions in 2016, finding that it surpassed its 2020 goal for reducing the public health risk from port-related activity.
  • Panama Canal handles largest vessel to date

    Aug 23, 2017 — The Panama Canal has handled the largest vessel to transit its expanded locks – a container ship with a capacity of 14,885 teu. The Neo-Panamax vessel, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, measures 365.9 m in length and 48.2 m in beam.
  • U.S. Port Volumes Rise as Retailers Add Inventory Ahead of Holiday Season

    Aug 23, 2017 — American ports took in the equivalent of 1.72 million 20-foot containers in July, just shy of a record, according to preliminary data from the National Retail Federation. Importers and logistics firms attributed July’s blockbuster growth to rising consumer confidence, which hit its second-highest level since 2000, according to the Conference Board.
  • Four Disruptive Technology Trends in Trucking

    Aug 22, 2017 — When it comes to the trucking industry, we deal with a pace of change that has been constant for years: changing fuel costs, increased regulations, driver shortages, etc. These issues definitely have an effect on industry revenue; however, they are not technically disruptive. But now four distinct trends are currently disrupting the trucking industry. It’s essential to recognize the advantages these trends offer, realize the challenges they pose and identify how to deal with them.
  • Port of Los Angeles and GE enhance “digitization” of supply chain

    Aug 22, 2017 — Less than a year since launching its unique “digital solution” for ocean cargo container throughput, the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are expanding the program to include all terminals and shipping lines.
  • Closed Rhine Rail Freight Corridor Continues to Cause Logistics Chaos

    Aug 22, 2017 — On Aug. 12, a land slip at the construction site of the new 3-mile Rastatt rail tunnel in Germany caused major damage to the adjacent railway track. Since then, roughly 12 miles of critical railway from Rastatt to Karlsruhe on one side and Rastatt to Basel on the other has been impassable to trains, a huge issue for rail freight, which averages 200 freight train per day as it is the primary north-south link between the ports of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp to Italy and Switzerland. As a result European rail freight users are suffering losses running at of Euros per week.
  • First globally available autonomous maritime test area opened

    Aug 21, 2017 — The One Sea – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem announced the opening of the Jaakonmeri autonomous maritime test area, the first to be globally open to anyone wishing to test autonomous maritime traffic, vessels, or technologies related to it. The test area is managed and controlled by DIMECC Ltd. and it was awarded by a Finnish Government Bureau, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Southwest Finland.
  • Chicago O’Hare adds cargo capacity as volumes surge

    Aug 21, 2017 — The 240,000-square-foot second phase of Chicago O’Hare’s US$220 million cargo development project came online last week, as a 15 percent year-over-year increase in year-to-date cargo volumes puts the Midwest airport on track to handle 1.8 million tonnes in 2017.
  • New Container Freight Service Shipping between Qatar and Kuwait to Beat Cargo Blockad

    Aug 21, 2017 — Though Qatar is being effectively blockaded by its neighbours, who have forbidden Qatar-based freight operations from using their airspace and suspending ocean shipping with all container services withdrawn and road haulage cargo movements suspended, there are those in the Arab world demonstrating the old adage of 'a crisis also represents an opportunity'.
  • Maersk: Cyberattack Cost up to $300 Million

    Aug 18, 2017 — Maersk Line posted a profit of nearly $340 million for the second quarter, a significant improvement over the $150 million loss in the same period last year. The result included only a part of the estimated $200-300 million loss related to the "Petya" cyberattack on Maersk Line and APM Terminals in late June. Maersk Group CEO Soren Skou said that the attack cut liftings for Maersk Line by about 20 percent in the first half of July. Volumes have recovered, though, and customers have stayed with Maersk, Skou emphasized.
  • TOTE Launching Jones Act Shipping Service to Hawaii

    Aug 18, 2017 — TOTE Maritime has emerged as the mystery shipping company who has signed a Letter of Intent for the construction of up to four containerships at Philly Shipyard for a new Jones Act shipping service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. TOTE announced its plan to establish the new Hawaii service on Thursday, providing details on both the new containerships as well as its effort to secure terminal space in Honolulu.
  • Intermodal Volume Up 2% in First Quarter, IANA Reports

    May 18, 2017 — The Intermodal Association of North America found that year-over-year international container volume grew 2.9% to 2.14 million units, and domestic traffic increased 1.3% to 1.79 million. “What’s most impressive about the growth rate is that it comes on the heels of a 2% gain in shipments in the [first quarter] of 2016. This suggests that the increase was real growth and not just a bounce back due to weaker comparisons,” the report said.
  • At Time:matters, Technology Drives Growth

    May 18, 2017 — Like pretty much everyone else in logistics, time:matters considers digitalization to be central to its future. “We want to have the platform available in the 300 most important catchment areas in the world,” said Miller. That means setting up shop in cities that host the industries where time:matters has expertise. “We’re doing this by making it as easy to book an emergency logistics service as it is to book a hotel online,” he said. “By digitalizing the chain, we make something that is very complex very easy.”
  • Pasha Hawaii Announces Shipyard for Two New Containerships

    May 17, 2017 — Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii today announced that the company has selected Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, TX, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) for the construction of two new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueled containerships, with the option to order two additional vessels. Pasha Hawaii is in the process of finalizing contract specifications, and delivery of the first vessel is planned for early 2020.
  • Forwarders Call for Fast-track for U.S. Customs Chief

    May 16, 2017 — The Airforwarders Association (AfA) in the U.S. has called on the Senate to swiftly confirm Kevin McAleenan as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) commissioner, pointing out that the appointment was critical to the safe, secure and efficient movement of cargo.
  • China Sparks World Container Traffic Boom

    May 15, 2017 — Preliminary data from Drewry’s Container Trades Statistics (CTS) indicates that world container traffic surged by 10% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, fuelled mainly by spikes in imports and exports from China. The CTS numbers point to intra-regional trade as the primary driver of growth with volumes up by 17%, versus 7% for deep-sea traffic.
  • Dubai’s DP World Confirms 10 Injured when Ship Hits Cranes at Jebel Ali Port

    May 15, 2017 — Dubai ports operator DP World has confirmed that 10 people were injured in an accident involving a container vessel at the Jebel Ali port last week. The incident occurred when the vessel collided with the harbour wall at the port’s Terminal 1 on Thursday, May 4.
  • Santa Fe Group Further Invests in China with full Acquisition of Sino Santa Fe

    Mar 24, 2017 — The Santa Fe Group has acquired 100% ownership of Sino Santa Fe or Santa Fe China.
  • U.S. Immigration and Travel Restrictions - IAM President’s Commentary and Update

    Feb 2, 2017 — After last week’s Executive Order by the U.S. on immigration and refugees there has been considerable press coverage in the US national news and overseas. Surprisingly, as of today, IAM has not received a single inquiry or question relative to the matter from one of our members. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t questions; and the closer the Association gets to launching the registration process for our 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo there undoubtedly will be questions and concerns raised that need to be addressed.
  • JK Moving Services Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Facility

    Jan 19, 2017 — IAM member company JK Moving Services held an open house on Wednesday, January 18, to celebrate the opening of its new 75,000 square foot warehouse facility in Sterling, Virginia.
  • IMO Cautions Against Extending EU-ETS to Shipping

    Jan 9, 2017 — Including shipping in the EU?s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping on a global basis, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim said in a letter to senior European officials.
  • BIMCO: Shipping Industry Faces Choppy Waters

    Jan 3, 2017 — The shipping industry has its work cut out going forward in 2017 as the period will see another year of die-hard competition, according to international shipping association BIMCO.
  • Businesses Ask FMC to Address Fees Charged when Port Disruptions Delay Pickup of Cargo Containers

    Dec 7, 2016 — IAM, along with a coalition representing retailers, manufacturers, truckers, transportation intermediaries and other business groups today asked the Federal Maritime Commission to set new policy preventing terminal operators and ocean carriers from charging unfair fees when uncontrollable incidents such as storms and strikes keep cargo from being picked up from ports on time.
  • U.S. Passport Renewal Delays

    Sep 23, 2016 — If your passport is anywhere near you, take a moment and check the expiration date. If that date is anytime during the next 24 months, it might be best to start the renewal process now or soon. Here's why...
  • IAM Visit to SDDC – February 18

    Feb 24, 2016 — On February 18, IAM staff and Board leaders met with SDDC staff at their offices at Scott AFB. Present from SDDC was the full Personal Property Directorate leadership team, Lt. Col. Todd Jensen, SDDC Director of Personal Property, Danny Martinez, Personal Property Business Processes Division Chief, Jill Smith, Chief, Personal Property Systems Integration Division, David Jones and Rose Lindsey.
  • IAM Submits Comments to USTRANSCOM on Household Goods Channeling Concept Pilot Program

    Nov 10, 2015 — IAM yesterday submitted comments on the U.S. Transportation Command’s recent Federal Register Notice about the Household Goods Channeling Concept Pilot Program. IAM believes the proposed pilot is ill-conceived and poorly timed.
  • Who should pay extra fees for shipping alcohol?

    Oct 1, 2015 — Should service members pay for extra costs associated with shipping home alcohol from overseas locations as part of their household goods? “In the past, industry had been told that any excess cost over and above the normal customs cost would be payable directly by the military members ... that was the standard for a number of years,” IAM Senior VP Chuck White said. “Now SDDC has questioned that paradigm.”
  • IAM attends GSA pre-solicitation meeting

    Aug 6, 2015 — IAM attended the GSA pre-solicitation meeting yesterday in Washington D.C. IAM’s Senior Vice-President, Chuck White, and Programs Director, Brian Limperopulos, discussed international trends and issues affecting the industry with both GSA officials and transportation service providers from the industry.
  • IAPH: A Smart Conference in a Smart Port City

    Jun 15, 2015 — The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) convened at its 29th World Ports Conference in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5 June 2015, under the theme of “City of Hamburg – Calling at the smartPORT”, was successfully concluded, attracting more than 900 delegates, accompanying persons, guest speakers and exhibitors from across the world.
  • Scott AFB Visit Summary and 2015 Peak Season Shipment Refusals

    Apr 2, 2015 — On Mar. 31, IAM President Terry Head and Senior Vice President Chuck White met with the new Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Personal Property Director, Lt. Col. Michael Erhardt; the outgoing Personal Property Director, Capt. Aaron Stanley; and other key SDDC staffers. The key discussion item was obviously SDDC’s recent decision not to allow shipment refusals during the 2015 Peak Season.
  • International Association of Movers Names Charles L. White Senior Vice President

    Feb 2, 2015 — The International Association of Movers (IAM) is pleased to announce that Charles “Chuck” L. White has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President.
  • IAM Logistics Network (ILN) Online Directory Launch

    Dec 10, 2014 — The new and improved ILN Online Directory has launched. Now anyone can easily search for ILN member companies geographically or by name keywords, allowing IAM members, ILN members and the general public to find companies they can potentially partner with on logistics projects.
  • IAM's 52nd Annual Meeting Opens with Fanfare

    Oct 8, 2014 — This year’s conference theme – “Where the World Comes Together” – simply states a fact: IAM’s conference is unparalleled in that it draws together in one place nearly 2,000 attendees, representing 2,400 member companies located in over 170 countries around the world. It is an awesome scene as people from disparate cultures and countries come together seamlessly to participate in membership meetings and education sessions, sit down together in one-on-one meetings, work business deals over a shared lunch in the expo, and visit over 100 exhibitors to learn what is new in technology or packaging or customs brokerage. It is, indeed, a microcosm of the world.
  • NDTA-DC Installs New Board of Directors

    Jul 9, 2014 — At a luncheon held on June 19, the Washington, DC chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA-DC) formally installed its new Board of Directors for 2014/2015. Among those board members present at their swearing in by LTG Ken Wykle, President of NDTA, were Bill Farmen, Jason Trubenbach, Irvin Varkonyi, Earl Boyanton, Craig Hymes, Jon Kaskin, Terry Head, Steve Pimpo, and Bill Wanamaker.
  • IAM Hall of Honor 2014 inductees announced

    Jun 30, 2014 — IAM is proud to announce the selection of two distinguished individuals to be inducted into the IAM Hall of Honor at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Now in its seventh year, the Hall of Honor recognizes individuals who have had a profound influence on the household goods removals Industry and the Association. The 2014 inductees will join 42 other members of the IAM Hall of Honor.
  • 2014 Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarships awarded

    Jun 27, 2014 — The Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund Board of Directors is proud to announce that it has awarded ten deserving students with scholarships of $5,000 USD each.
  • Attendees pronounce ILN Regional Meeting a success

    May 23, 2014 — IAM is pleased to report that those attending the first regional meeting of the IAM Logistics Network in Antwerp, Belgium, have pronounced it a success. With an ambitious agenda in hand, the 35 attendees representing 20 member companies spent more than two days immersed in the business of logistics.
  • SDDC Fall 2011 PPF

    Nov 1, 2011
  • 2011 Young Movers Conference IAM Presentation

    Sep 15, 2011
  • IAM Presentation at the CMSA San Diego Chapter

    Jul 1, 2011
  • YP-35 at the Young Movers Conference

    Jun 1, 2010
  • IAM Presentation to the Young Movers Conference

    Jun 1, 2010
  • SDDC AMSA 2013 Military Summit Slides

  • SDDC Industry Day Slides - April 3, 2013

  • 2013 Euromovers Congress - Innovation and Standardization in International Moving

  • 2013 Euromovers Congress - IAM Initiatives to Protect Your Business

  • CMSA 2013 Annual Meeting Presentation - Trends in International Moving