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.
Why forwarders have the algorithm & blues
Internet start-ups using algorithms to offer airfreight bookings are seen as disruptors for traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ freight forwarders. Air Cargo News decided to seek out a virtual forwarder, to see what it can offer.
Calais migrant gangs attack British truckers for the first time since the 'Jungle' camp was demolished
British truckers have called for increased protection in Calais following the first serious attacks by migrants since the demolition of the 'Jungle' refugee camp. It is just over six months since the vast shantytown was torn to the ground, and some 8,000 UK-bound asylum seekers dispersed across France. Officially, they are all now banned from the Calais area, but a series of 'extremely violent' incidents on Sunday shows they are slowly returning.
Brexit: companies set to sever European ties
Many businesses are preparing to sever supply chain ties between the UK and the EU to avoid Brexit tariffs, according to survey of 2,111 supply chain managers by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Almost one third of UK businesses that use EU suppliers are looking for British replacements, while almost half of European businesses expect to reduce their use of UK suppliers.
A new all-electric and autonomous cargo ship is planned for operation in 2018
Some of the world’s largest cargo ships emit pollution comparable to millions of passenger cars put together. The heavy fuel oil that they burn has high sulfur content and therefore, it is an important part of the world’s transportation industry that needs to transition to being battery-powered. Norway is making a first significant step toward just that with Kongsberg, a maritime engineering firm, and Yara International ASA, a large Norwegian chemical company, unveiling the concept for a new all-electric and autonomous cargo ship that they plan to have in operation as soon as next year.
Narendra Modi emphasizes port development
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said developing modern ports was important for India to cement its position in the global trade sector. He said Kandla port in Kutch district of Gujarat, which he described as one of the major ports in Asia, will soon be connected with Chabahar port in Iran to boost India's international trade.
The Portal's Mar/Apr Issue: Eastern Europe
- HEADLINES / Terry R. Head
- That Was Then ... Now Is Wow!
- PORTAL FOCUS: EASTERN EUROPE
Eastern Promises: How Movers Seized Their Moment / Joyce Dexter
- Gosselin Mobility
- Voerman Russia
- M&TM Freight
- InterNational Moving Services Ltd.—IMS
- Lynden International
- Credo Movers Croatia
- FF International Movers
- Universal Express
- CDD Relocation
- The Leff Group
- IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
- Helsinki: Finland’s Jewel on the Baltic / Juhana Eskela
- Military/Government Update
- What’s on the Radar for the DOD Moving Program? / Charles L. White
- IAM Looking Back
- Through Government Bill of Lading (TGBL) versus Direct Procurement Method / Rick Curry
- Movers Doing Good
- Washington Update / Jim Wise and Bryan Vickers, PACE, LLC