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.
Placing a Premium on Cargo Insurance
In 2015, losses due to cargo theft hit $22.6 billion, according to BSI Group's Global Supply Chain Intelligence report. And, in November 2016 alone, the Transportation Asset Protection Association recorded 231 freight thefts in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. The average loss topped 60,000 euros, or about $64,000. Cargo insurance, which covers products in transit, can protect against these risks.
China’s newest all-cargo carrier takes to the skies
Early this morning, Guangzhou-based all-cargo start-up, Longhao Airlines put its first 737-300F into revenue service on a flight between Jiangsu Nantong Xindong Airport (NTG) and Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (CAN). The carrier, which has already inked a deal to carry cargo on behalf of Shenzhen-based SF Express Airlines, has ambitious plans to put five freighters into service each year over the next decade, with a target fleet size of 50 aircraft by 2025.
Payment required from vessels passing via Philippines
According to a Republic of the Marshall Islands’ marine safety advisory, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has reported to its members that invoices have been received from the Provincial Government of Zambales, Philippines, seeking payment of a “Provincial Coastwatch Environmental Monitoring System User Fee” from managed vessels passing through the territorial waters of the Province of Zambales.
Ivory Coast rescinds port security measures, attack threat unfounded
Ivory Coast rescinded an order on Sunday to increase security at its two main ports after determining that an earlier reported threat of terrorism was unfounded, according to a document seen by Reuters. The first transport ministry memorandum had ordered security under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code to be increased to level two due to “probable terrorist attacks” on Ivory Coast’s national territory. “After compiling the information … it emerged that the threat is not real,” the head of maritime security Colonel Bertin Koffi Tano wrote in a second order.
Introducing the World’s First 20,000 TEU Containership
Japanese container shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has taken delivery of the MOL Triumph, the new ‘world’s biggest containership’ and the first ‘megaship’ to pass the 20,000 TEU threshold.
The Portal's Jan/Feb Issue: The Best Person For The Job
HEADLINES / Terry R. Head
- Optimistically Uncertain
PORTAL FOCUS: THE BEST PERSON FOR THE JOB
- The Best Fit, the Best Team / Joyce Dexter
- From Job Applicant to Jedi Master / Elad Gur-Arie
- Employees: The Company Cornerstone / Aivars Usans
ILN MEMBER PROFILE
- Gradlyn: Moving Everything from Ants to Elephants / Joyce Dexter
- Steve Jordan: The Force Behind The Mover / Joyce Dexter
IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
- Mentor Match Profile: Ben Scheiner, Managing Director, Global Relocations
- What’s in Store for DOD Moving in 2017? / Charles L. White
- Preventing and Resolving Shipping Disputes / Jennifer M. Gartlan
IAM Looking Back
- The Kingpak Decision / Rick Curry
- IAM Code of Ethics Procedures
- Know the Rules So Your Claims Will Be Approved: Updated RPP Operating Rules & Regulations
- The Box That Talks / Daniele Piani
Movers Doing Good
Washington Update / Jim Wise and Bryan Vickers, PACE, LLC