IAM Membership: Moving Forward, Together
The International Association of Movers represents more than 2,000 companies in over 170 countries. More than movers, these companies are partners and innovators in the delivery of moving, forwarding, shipping, logistics and related services. IAM affiliation increasingly signifies strength, trust, diversity, ethics, reliability and accountability.
Argentina orders port workers to end strike and enter talks
The Argentine government on Tuesday ordered striking workers who have halted exports from the shipping hub of Rosario for nearly a week to suspend their stoppage for 15 days and return to the negotiating table. However, a union spokesman said Tuesday evening that workers had not received any official notification and for now the strike would continue.
WannaCry Exposes Defense Supply Chain Vulnerabilities
The launch of WannaCry, a strain of leaked National Security Agency ransomware, affected more than 300,000 computer users in more than 150 countries in May. The attack — which operated by encrypting a computer’s data, then demanding a payment of $300 in bitcoins under the threat of deleting all files — has since been labeled one of the largest operations of its kind in the internet’s history.
Closing the logistics technology gap
Global supply chains have never been more complex and difficult to manage than they are today. In fact, the traditional linear model that the term ‘supply chain’ describes doesn’t accurately reflect the fact that it has been replaced by a nonlinear network of multiple parties. Parties that are scattered across the globe working together to move goods from one location to another within a specific timeframe. This presents both opportunities and major headaches for medium-sized 3PLs and forwarders.
Maersk launches trade finance operation
Danish liner company Maersk Line has expanded into the trade finance business by allowing customers to finance their operations as long as they are shipping with Maersk. The financing scheme works because Maersk has a rich trove of customer information from which to base a decision on the customer's creditworthiness, according to the Copenhagen-based company. This enables companies to manage their shipping and finance needs with one provider, rather than using one vendor for shipping and another vendor—normally a bank—for trade finance, Maersk said.
Webinar: ELD Do’s & Don’ts
The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate goes into effect Dec. 18 this year. Whether you operate one truck or a fleet of one thousand, your commercial vehicle must have one of these devices onboard for drivers to record their hours of service (HOS) information. Yet there are many “little things” in everyday trucking operations that can complicate your use of ELDs — even leave you exposed to violations, if you are not careful.
The Portal's May/Jun Issue: RISING STARS, BIG IDEAS
Headlines / Terry R. Head
- Here’s Hoping…
PORTAL FOCUS: RISING STARS, BIG IDEAS
- The Industry’s Young Innovators / Joyce Dexter
- Contributors featured:
- Gregorio Martinez, Mudinmar
- Alex Kiefer, Frey & Klein International
- Jimmy Bruzzese, The Swiss Moving Company
- Morgana Somers, Paxton International
- Adam Lowy, Move for Hunger
- Francesco Argirò, Bliss Corporation
- A Workshop for New Ideas / Francesco Argirò
- IAM-YP: Grooming Young Members for Industry Leadership / Brian Limperopulos
IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP): Supporting the Industry’s Rising Stars
- Lisbon, Portugal: Out of the Volcanic Ashes, a Vibrant City / Fabio Manuel
- New York City: The Capital of the World / Samir Shah
- SDDC Open Season Update / Charles L. White
IAM Looking Back
- The 1970s and the Evolution of Liftvans / Rick Curry
- A Framework for Ethical Decisionmaking
Movers Doing Good
- Runner’s High: Raising Money for Charity in the London Virgin Money Marathon / Calvin Tickner
Washington Update / Jim Wise and Bryan Vickers, PACE, LLC