Nov 19, 2020
— Global container shipping rates have surged to records on a spike in restocking demand in the United States and Europe, container scarcity at export hubs, and changes in freight flows because of the coronavirus pandemic, shipping sources said.
Nov 17, 2020
— This story from freightwaves.com highlights an effort from a coalition of partners that IAM is teamed with working to get relief from growing demurrage and detention charges on the key East and West Coast ports. The coalition is engaged with the Federal Maritime Commission.
Nov 10, 2020
— Empty 40-foot-containers are currently in short supply – more than ever before. Nico Hecker and Christian Halgmann from Hapag-Lloyd´s Container Steering department explain why now it is particularly important that everyone at Hapag-Lloyd works closely together. Even unconventional measures need to be considered.
Oct 29, 2020
— President Macron of France has announced the introduction of a new lockdown in the country to take effect from Friday October 30 and has effectively closed external international borders.
Sep 30, 2020
— The M/V YM Mandate is docked at the Global Container Terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey. According to a U.S. Coast Guard statement on the incident, the National Response Center contacted Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders on Monday reporting a sheen near the vessel.
Apr 7, 2020
— IAM and AMSA signed a joint letter to the USTC Commander, GEN Stephen Lyons, asking for any advocacy/assistance he could provide for this industry to work with DoD to get financial support.
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.
— As government instructions that restricted moves to exceptional cases expires on May 11, the French moving associations and Unions have published an industry directive for professional moving companies to return to work after that date.
— According to a decree adopted on March 9th by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte restricting the ability to move across the country affected by COVID-19, freight is considered an economically viable activity and drivers are allowed to enter, exit and move goods in the designated quarantine areas for the purpose of transporting, loading and unloading of goods.