Mar 27, 2020
— Wheaton has acquired Arpin Van Lines to immediately expand The Wheaton Group network. The new partnership will allow all five brands under The Wheaton Group umbrella to better serve customers across the country with increased capacity.
Mar 26, 2020
— This webinar, available now on IAM Learning, is a recording of a discussion panel with industry leaders and your peers that explores a topic of paramount importance – the U.S. DoD decision to halt all moves worldwide. This decision will have significant ramifications, and we want you to hear the whole story.
Mar 24, 2020
— Ships and their crews must be able to trade freely with minimal port restrictions to ensure supply lines don’t freeze up while the coronavirus shuts down much of the globe,shipping and port officials said on Tuesday. After draconian steps to stop the spread of the virus, China’s economy is slowly coming back online but logistics chains are backing up in other parts of the world.
Mar 23, 2020
— We have been notified by the Governor's office that movers are NOT subject to the Executive Order of non-essential businesses. It is not included in the printed order, but we have been notified and he verbally stated in his television address today that transportation services are essential services.
Mar 23, 2020
— If a State officer or regulator (“official”), at any time, orders that you stop the moving service, you shall agree to do so immediately, and also to comply with any other directive provided by the official. Officials are working to keep us safe and preserve the health of California citizens.
Mar 20, 2020
— “Humans are social animals,” professor Ian Hickie at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre told CNBC Make It. “Prolonged quarantine or social isolation (without compensatory methods in place) will exacerbate anxiety, depression and a sense of helplessness.”
Mar 19, 2020
— The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Mar 16, 2020
— Available containers at many major ports around the world outside of China stand at record lows, according to new data published today. The massive box imbalance brought about by the trade war and then the coronavirus sees Chinese ports rammed full of boxes waiting to move, while carriers are urgently deploying extra tonnage to other hubs where equipment shortages are now at their lowest levels ever.
Mar 6, 2020
— In light of a possible generalized lockdown and real concerns for the health of our Affiliates, the FIDI Board feels that we don’t have the choice but to postpone the 2020 FIDI Conference, scheduled in Osaka, to next year.
Feb 5, 2020
— On the container front, analysts at Alphaliner are warning that the coronavirus will reduce container cargo volumes at Chinese ports – including Hong Kong – by over 6m teu in the first quarter of 2020. This volume contraction is expected to reduce global container throughput growth by at least 0.7% for the full year.
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.