Apr 17, 2018
— Permanent relocations of military families often create significant inconsistencies in the classroom for young children, who move far more often than their peers. A new campaign by the National Military Family Association highlights these issues—while arming families with information.
Apr 12, 2018
— The International Air Transport Association says its new program for shipping live animals was in the works before an incident last month in which a dog died on a United Airlines flight. The voluntary program will certify carriers that meet standards for safely handling animals.
Mar 16, 2018
— Logistics Trends & Insights LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based consultancy, is conducting its third “Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey," and invites readers to participate. The consultancy’s president, Cathy Roberson says, “New startups, new competitive threats, new technology offerings and new services are all occurring within the market. How are the traditional forwarders such as DHL, Kuehne + Nagel and Panalpina addressing these changes?”
Mar 6, 2018
— Terry Head has announced that he will step down as IAM president at the end of 2018 or during the early weeks of 2019, and IAM Senior Vice President Charles "Chuck" White has been confirmed to succeed Head in the role. To fill White's role, IAM is actively seeking an individual to serve as the Director of Military and Government Affairs.
Mar 5, 2018
— Credit rating and research firm Fitch Ratings has warned that repeating container shipping’s 2017 profitability this year “may prove challenging”. It said: “The fact that some companies are likely to have remained loss-making in 2017 highlights the ongoing weakness in sector fundamentals due to persistent overcapacity, which may undermine a longer-lasting recovery.”
Mar 2, 2018
— The IAM headquarters office is closed today, Friday March 2, due to high winds in the Washington, DC area. We will reopen on Monday, March 5. Please be safe if you must drive through the affected area!
Mar 1, 2018
— German container shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd on Wednesday reported its 2017 operating profit more than tripled, citing higher transport volumes and a slight recovery in freight rates. It also said that besides worldwide container transport demand and rising freight revenue, last year’s merger with Gulf peer UASC provided more efficiencies.
Feb 22, 2018
— Digitisation could make freight forwarders redundant in the next 20 years unless they significantly adapt their business model. As data in the supply chain becomes increasingly transparent, in a bid for seamless flows of information and cargo, the forwarders’ advantage ebbs, delegates heard at Air Cargo India in Mumbai this week.
Feb 22, 2018
— IAM is officially announcing that Terry Head has formally confirmed that he plans to step down as IAM president at the end of 2018 or during the early weeks of 2019. The IAM Executive Committee is pleased to further advise that IAM Senior Vice President Charles "Chuck" White has already been confirmed to succeed Head in the role.
Feb 21, 2018
— Following the final claims review for the 2017 fiscal year, IAM is paying out $200,514.01 USD to settle qualified Unpaid Invoice Compensation claims submitted through the Receivable Protection Program (RPP). This follows the $198,969 USD IAM paid out to settle qualified Unpaid Invoice Compensation claims from 2016. This is the primary benefit of the RPP - IAM compensates your company if its invoices were not paid by another member who went out of business. RPP Unpaid Invoice Compensation protects your company from financial loss when conducting work on behalf of another IAM member.
Feb 2, 2018
— IAM Mobile 24/7 is a year-round app with all the critical information members need to stay connected with IAM's most popular information offerings. Imagine your sales staff being able to look up all our Country Guides from one place without a computer. Have a client moving from Bangkok to Bamako or from Bergen to Brasilia? Customs information and more is just a tap away.
Jan 30, 2018
— The International Association of Movers, working in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), will hold a DOD/Industry European Workshop in Mannheim, Germany March 21-22, 2018.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.