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.
Four Disruptive Technology Trends in Trucking
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
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
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
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
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.
The Portal's Jul/Aug Issue: A SALUTE TO CANADA
- HEADLINES / Terry R. Head
- From Sea to Sea
- PORTAL FOCUS: A SALUTE TO CANADA
- O, Canada: A Vast and Diverse Landscape for Movers / Joyce Dexter
- Contributors featured: Tippet Richardson • AMJ Campbell International • MoverOne International • King’s Global Forwarding Limited • Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd. • World Wide Overseas Moving Service Inc. • Quality Move Management • Matco Moving Solutions • T-R Westcan, Inc. • Armstrong International Movers • Voxme Software • Moveware
- CAM: Strengthening Industry Standards and Professional Bonds in Canada / Will Kohudic
- IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
- Young Movers Conference Recap / Margaret Kerr
- Organizing the YMC: Challenging, Fun ... and “a Little Bit Crazy” / Agnija Usane
- The Story of Ravello: One Lucky Dog / Francesco Argirò
- Toronto: Full of Surprises, a City for All Seasons / Ramiro Quiros
- Military/Government Update
- Open Season Follow-up / Charles L. White
- IAM Looking Back
- Oki-Trial Proposal, 1974 / Rick Curry
- Executive Suite
- The Portal Special Report: Member Needs Survey Highlights IAM Strengths, Opportunities / William Kohudic
- Maritime/Ocean Shipping
- Movers Doing Good
- Washington Update / Jim Wise and Bryan Vickers, PACE, LLC