Security, Crisis, Conflict & Piracy

  • Coronavirus: Changes for the Entry of Foreigners to Uruguay

    Jul 8, 2020
  • European Borders Open Today

    Jul 2, 2020 — The European moving industry will enjoy a further boost to their business from today as the Schengen borders, which have been closed since mid-March because of the pandemic, begin to reopen.
  • Coronavirus Update from Chile

    Jun 25, 2020
  • Hawaiian Barge Loses More Than 20 Containers Overboard Off Hilo

    Jun 23, 2020 — A Hawaiian interisland barge lost more than 20 containers overboard off the coast of Hilo on Monday morning and several containers remain missing. The U.S. Coast Guard said it responded to a report of lost cargo from the barge Ho Omaka Hou as the tug Hoku Loa was transiting with the barge to Hilo Harbor.
  • COVID-19 Updates - Worldwide Overview

    Jun 23, 2020 — As of this morning, there are approximately 476,000 deaths and 9,247,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, representing a 0.7% increase in cases from yesterday. In the US, there have been approximately 122,610 deaths and 2,338,000 confirmed cases. Approximately 4,983,000 cases worldwide are reported to have recovered from the virus.
  • Coronavirus Update from Chile

    Jun 22, 2020 — Thank you to Decapak for sending this news. Please consider that the Chilean government announced that the mandatory quarantine in Santiago has been extended to Friday June 26.
  • Coronavirus Update from Chile

    Jun 18, 2020
  • Update on Coronavirus in Chile

    Jun 16, 2020
  • China Reports 57 New Coronavirus Cases Amid Beijing Outbreak

    Jun 15, 2020 — Officials closed a market that handles 90 percent of the capital’s fresh fruit and vegetables after dozens of people tested positive. It was China’s highest number of new infections in two months.
  • Relocation Update from France

    Jun 10, 2020 — Domestic, European and international moves can now take place without restriction. Both customers and our moving crews follow the strict sanitary measures, social distancing requirements and our crews wear masks.
  • Update from Chile

    Jun 10, 2020
  • Africa’s essential truckers say they face virus stigma

    Jun 7, 2020 — They haul food, fuel and other essential supplies along sometimes dangerous roads during tough economic times. But Africa's long-distance truckers say they are increasingly being accused of carrying something else: the coronavirus.
  • Notification of Exposure: A Contact Tracer's Guide for COVID-19

    Jun 7, 2020 — A successful notification of exposure allows for an exchange of information with the person (contact) exposed to COVID-19 and offers an opportunity to answer questions and provide referrals for testing, medical evaluation and other necessary support services. The goals of this interaction are to inform the person that they may have been exposed to COVID-19, assess their medical condition and other risk factors, and gather information for continued monitoring and support.
  • Update on Coronavirus in Chile

    Jun 5, 2020 — CSM Globals reports that borders will remain closed until 10 June and that the quarantine will continue until 12 June.
  • Grieving Alone in the Time of COVID-19

    May 29, 2020 — With the absence of physical contact and proximity being limited to six-foot distances, grieving people will miss out on the important psychological aspects of touch and physical presence, exacerbating the grieving process. Many will be at home alone. So your words matter more than ever.
  • France Loosens Moving Restrictions

    May 28, 2020 — In a welcome sign for the French moving industry, the government has given the green light to authorize people to travel more than 100 km to visit new homes or rental properties. The re-authorization of visits and removals throughout France “when they cannot be postponed” is seen as a further relaxing in restrictions that have badly affected the moving industry in the country.
  • U.S. Military Stop-Movement Orders to Be Lifted Immediately at Some Bases

    May 26, 2020 — The stop-movement order in effect for military families on permanent change-of-station moves, originally set to run through June 30, will be lifted in stages, with some installations to begin accepting transfers immediately, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
  • Argentina Update: Extension of Quarantine

    May 26, 2020 — The federal government, through Decree 493, has extended the period of compulsory quarantine throughout the country until 7 June. It was also reported that the quarantine will be strictly enforced in the area with the highest number of cases, the city of Buenos Aires and the suburban area of Buenos Aires province. The rest of the country has considerably lowered the rate of cases and therefore each province will be able to gradually ease the restrictions for the productive activities of its territory.
  • Update on Coronavirus in Chile

    May 22, 2020 — CMS Globals sent an update on coronavirus in Chile.
  • COVID-19 News from Dominican Republic

    May 19, 2020 — On Sunday night the president of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Danilo Medina spoke to the nation to communicate how successful the country have been in handling the Covid-19 crisis with numbers that fall below those of the region and below many other countries in the rest of the world and announced the measures to start reactivating our economy which will be based in a phased reopening.
  • COVID-19 News From Chile

    May 19, 2020 — Ward Van Lines reports on the continuing situation and new developments in the Chilean government's response to COVID-19.
  • KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: What’s In The Next Round Of COVID-19 Relief?

    May 15, 2020 — House Democrats are moving ahead with another round of COVID-19 relief, including additional funding for state Medicaid programs, an open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace plans, and money to pay premiums for newly unemployed Americans to continue on their employer health coverage. Republicans, however, say the Democrats’ bill goes too far.
  • COVID-19 - May 14th - Update

    May 15, 2020 — As of this morning, there are approximately 297,000 deaths and 4,372,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, representing a 2.0% increase in cases from yesterday. The worldwide daily rate of new cases has steadily declined in the last month from approximately 8% in early April, and has remained at approximately 2.5% for the last week.
  • Argentina Border controls to be eased in a progressive manner

    May 14, 2020
  • Coronavirus Outbreak in Latin America Now Rivals Europe’s. But Its Options Are Worse.

    May 14, 2020 — As the coronavirus’s toll eased in New York and in European capitals, a devastating wave has struck cities in Latin America, one that rivals the worst outbreaks in the world, an analysis of mortality data by The New York Times has found.
  • As some countries ease up, others are reimposing lockdowns amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections

    May 13, 2020 — As many parts of the world, including the United States, explore ways to ease restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus, countries that had already opened up are closing down again after renewed spikes in infections.
  • Argentina Extends Quarantine Until May 24

    May 11, 2020 — The national government has officially announced a new extension of the mandatory quarantine period throughout the country until May 24th.
  • USTC J9 Stop Movement/COVID-19 Call (28 April)

    Apr 30, 2020 — On Tuesday, TRANSCOM J9 held their latest Stop Movement call with Services and industry representatives. A number of different issues were discussed.
  • USTC J9 Stop Movement/COVID-19 Call (21 April)

    Apr 22, 2020 — USTC J9 held their Stop Movement Update call on April 21. USTC Deputy Commander, VADM Mewbourne was on the call, along with the J9 Director, Rick Marsh, and a number of the J9 staff.
  • Modification and Reissuance of DoD Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Travel Restrictions

    Apr 20, 2020
  • Joint Association Letter – Emergency Financial Support Needed for the Defense Personal Property Program (DP3)

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • COVID-19 Health and Workplace Safety Update

    — U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Creates Social Media Resources Clearinghouse; U.S. Court of Appeals Ruling - Current Guidance Issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Sufficient
  • France Eases the Lockdown

    — 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.
  • Italy introduces obligatory paperwork in response to COVID-19

    — 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.