News

  • U.S. Probing Visa Applicants’ Social Media

    Jun 7, 2019 — The State Department is now requiring visa applicants to submit information about their social media accounts as part of a more extensive screening process that will affect about 15 million foreigners seeking to enter the United States each year.
  • Port of Vancouver Avoids Disruption as Longshoremen Reach Deal

    May 31, 2019 — A lockout of longshore workers at Canada’s biggest port, the Port of Vancouver, ended in a deal on Thursday after a few hours, averting a potentially massive shipping disruption, the workers’ union and employers association said. Despite its short duration, the lockout led to lineups of trucks outside terminals and vessels being rerouted to other West Coast ports.
  • Forwarders dragging their heels over digitisation – and it could cost them, claims report

    May 31, 2019 — Change within freight forwarding is moving at a crawl, with little incorporation of new technologies over the past decade, despite significant developments in the field. This is the key finding of Transport Intelligence’s Global Freight Forwarding 2019 report, which lays waste to any idea of a fast-evolving sector.
  • Successful blockchain trial shows paper bills of lading are now 'historic artefacts'

    May 31, 2019 — Breakbulk shipping venture G2 Ocean has called time on paper bills of lading after a “successful pilot” of a blockchain-based solution.
  • Santos port authority workers plan strike

    May 29, 2019 — Shippers are bracing for delays at the Brazilian port of Santos as workers for the port authority prepare to strike starting 7 a.m. local time Wednesday. A meeting planned for Tuesday night is expected to determine the length of the imminent strike by 1,100 workers of the Companhia Docas do Estado de São Paulo (Codesp).
  • 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.
  • The Pentagon Is Rushing to Outsource Military Moves, and Moving Companies Aren't Happy

    May 10, 2019 — U.S. Transportation Command in April posted a draft request for proposal to hire a single company to manage the system responsible for permanent change-of-station moves. Members of the International Association of Movers want Congress to require the DoD to create a working group to study the measure before it goes any further.
  • 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.
  • Shock for container lines as contract rates start to fall again

    May 3, 2019 — In a significant setback for carriers hoping to improve profitability, ocean freight benchmarking platform Xeneta reported that long-term container contract rates had fallen by an average of 4.2% in April.
  • Soft air freight market and volatile rates an opportunity to review capacity buying

    May 3, 2019 — The air cargo market is soft, with few signs of strength – but it could be an opportunity to change the way capacity is bought, according to some analysts. Released today, Air France-KLM Cargo’s first-quarter results show negative trends, with unit revenues down 4% at constant currency.
  • USTRANSCOM Deputy Commander Gets New Assignment

    May 3, 2019 — According to a recent General Officer Announcement message, Lt Gen John J. Broadmeadow, currently the USTC Deputy Commander, will soon become the Director of the Marine Corps staff.
  • 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.
  • Loss-making Samudera warns of headwinds for container shipping

    May 1, 2019 — “The container shipping industry is expected to continue to face headwinds in the year ahead, ranging from rising bunker costs, to cost pressures associated with IMO’s low sulphur fuel regulations,” Samudera stated in its first quarter results announcement.
  • 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.
  • New Container Line Association to Tackle Digital Standardization in Shipping

    Apr 17, 2019 — Some of the world’s top container shipping line are banding together to form an association seeking to drive new digital technology standards to boost efficiency for shipping lines and customers. The Digital Container Shipping Association was officially launched in Amsterdam on April 10 after gaining regulatory approval from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission last month.
  • Piracy in Asia declines to 13-year low in first quarter: ReCAAP

    Apr 17, 2019 — Incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia have dropped to a 13-year low in the first quarter of this year, according to latest figures released by the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC).
  • 20-row Evergreen boxship set to make landmark Panama Canal transit

    Apr 17, 2019 — The Panama Canal is set to receive its first 20-row across boxship transit. The 14,424 teu Triton, which Evergreen has on charter, will head through the waterway on May 15, marking another milestone in the evolution of the enlarged canal.
  • 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.