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  • This Danish bank is offering mortgages with a negative interest rate

    Aug 16, 2019 — A bank in Denmark is offering borrowers mortgages at a negative interest rate, effectively paying its customers to borrow money for a house purchase. Financial markets are in a volatile, uncertain spot right now. Factors include the US-China trade war, Brexit, and a generalized economic slowdown across the world — and particularly in Europe.
  • Order returns to Hong Kong airport, but tensions linger

    Aug 16, 2019 — Hong Kong's airport resumed operations Wednesday, just hours after thousands of anti-government protesters forcibly blocked access to the main terminal, temporarily paralyzing the transport hub for the second consecutive night.
  • Union Designates Strait of Hormuz a Temporary Extended Risk Zone

    Aug 15, 2019 — The International Transport Workers Federation has designated the Strait of Hormuz a Temporary Extended Risk Zone following recent tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman. The designation means that seafarers who are subject to an attack in the zone, are entitled to a bonus and doubled death and disability compensation.
  • If you Build it, They will Come: An interview with Ray daSilva

    Aug 9, 2019 — Ray daSilva, the powerhouse behind IAM Learning and IAM Mobility Exchange, believes that if you really want to achieve something extraordinary, you better get on with it. Others will follow in good time.
  • Iran Regime Is Jamming GPS Signals in Strait of Hormuz to Disrupt Commercial Shipping

    Aug 9, 2019 — The United States Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has issued a new warning to commercial shipping about threats by the Iranian regime in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf, saying that some ships have reported having their GPS interfered with.
  • Jeff Coleman on Congress bid: ‘I’m all in’

    Aug 7, 2019 — Dothan, Ala. businessman Jeff Coleman told Alabama Daily News that he plans to run for the Republican nomination for Congress in Alabama’s 2nd District. Coleman is a two-time former Chair of IAM as well as the current Chair of the IAM Hall of Honor.
  • Annual Meeting Highlights - Is Your Schedule Ready?

    Aug 2, 2019
  • Barry is a triple threat of storm surge, high rivers and flooding as it gets closer to the Louisiana coast

    Jul 12, 2019 — Louisiana authorities are urging residents not to underestimate the danger and destruction Tropical Storm Barry threatens as it nears the coast Friday. Barry is getting stronger as it creeps across the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters en route to a landfall expected early Saturday in Louisiana. While it could reach hurricane strength, the real peril it poses to roughly 10 million people in its path is rain, which could quickly trigger unprecedented flooding.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—Lather, Rinse, Repeat

    May 24, 2019 — This is the eighth in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • IAM Attends the Young Movers Conference (YMC) in Romania

    May 22, 2019 — IAM Staff Members Brian Limperopulos and Julia O’Connor attended the 2019 Young Movers Conference earlier this month.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—How Much Trust is Too Much?

    May 17, 2019 — This is the seventh in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—Kicked to the Curb

    May 10, 2019 — This is the sixth in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—If It Ain't Broke...

    May 3, 2019 — This is the fifth in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • DoD’s Contracting Initiative—a Rational Business Decision or a Roll of the dice?

    Apr 26, 2019 — This is the fourth in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • Outsourcing and the International Forwarder

    Apr 19, 2019 — This is the third in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    Apr 12, 2019 — This is the second in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • The Risks of a Monopoly Managing the DOD Personal Property Program

    Apr 5, 2019 — This is the first in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • USTRANSCOM Commander Meets with Moving Industry Reps to Improve PCS Move Quality – An Industry Perspective

    Mar 29, 2019 — USTRANSCOM Public Affairs published a press release highlighting GEN Lyons’ meeting with CEOs from various moving companies who support DoD household goods movement, and a separate meeting with moving industry trade associations. The press release is not an accurate account of the events of those meetings. Industry attendees believe the tone of the press release implied industry’s support to the general’s decision to award a contract to a single provider. To be clear, most of DoD’s current household goods service providers do not support this initiative.