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.
Evolving International Container Markets Follow U.S. Lead
Two distinct markets are evolving in international container transportation with one market seeking faster delivery despite having to pay premium prices and a second market that is willing to delay delivery in exchange for lower transportation costs.
“Evolving Freight Forwarding Survey” deserves our attention
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?”
Insurers Brace for Multi-Million-Dollar Claims from Maersk Honam Fire
The insurance industry is bracing itself for hundreds of millions of dollars of claims from the biggest container vessel casualty to date – but some shippers will not have been insured. A Maersk spokesman told The Loadstar this week that no decision had yet been reached on the port of destination for the fire-damaged 15,262 teu Maersk Honam.
Evolution of retail market makes predicting demand for air cargo capacity tougher
Lack of data for cross-border e-commerce shipments is making it harder to forecast air freight demand, analysts warned yesterday. But, as forwarders look to book space through the year to avoid a capacity crisis like last year’s, analysts indicate that demand for air freight may slow slightly. But in the short-term, it remains strong – and the peaks are here to stay.
India: Staggering 265-fold hike in labour levy at ports killing coastal shipping
The government’s practice of continuing to charge notional labour cess on coastal cargo operations, despite the fact that most ports are now mechanised and do not require manpower for loading and unloading, is taking a toll on the country’s coastal shipping operators. Many are losing business to rail and road transport, and to ports run by the private sector.
The Portal's Jan/Feb Issue: IN A PREVIOUS LIFE ...
- HEADLINES / Terry R. Head
- Remembering a Proud but Humble Man
- PORTAL FOCUS: IN A PREVIOUS LIFE ...
- Contributors: Mario M. Amato, Nancy Billingsley, Gadi Binness, Doris Bourne, Austen G. Chamberlain, Thomas Colucci, Anish Dsouza, Johanna Lindström, Abhilash Nair, Brenda Naylor, Boris Populoh, Ramiro Quiros, Carl Weaver, Eric Wildhaber, Woody Zobel
- IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
- IAM Establishes a New Scholarship Honoring Jackie Agner
- Recruiting the Next Generation of Movers / Yvonne Toegel
- YMC2018: A Gathering You Don’t Want to Miss!
- Military/Government Update
- A Review: 20 Key Issues from 2017 / Charles L. White
- Friend of Industry Donna M. Jack Retires
- IAM Governing Member Profile: Execu-move
- IAM Looking Back
- 1978: What a Year! / Rick Curry
- Portal Profile
- Brytor International Moving Transitions to New Ownership / Joyce Dexter
- Going Green
- Executive Suite
- The Portal Special Report: Participation, Value and Satisfaction / William Kohudic
- Movers Doing Good
- Washington Update / Jim Wise and Bryan Vickers, PACE, LLC