Jul 28, 2020
— Republican Leadership in the Senate released its proposal for legislation to address the health and economic consequences of the covid-19 pandemic this week. IAM’s Government Affairs team from PACE provided the following summary of those proposals.
Jul 17, 2020
— As of Wednesday, the Army stands at 6,104 cases, and the Navy has 5,084 sailors with the coronavirus, according to Pentagon data. The Air Force has 2,805 cases, the National Guard has 2,614 cases and the Marine Corps has 2,124 cases.
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.
Jun 23, 2020
— Cargo vessels will still be allowed to load and unload, fishing vessels to unload and resupply, and vessels can come to New Zealand to undertake repairs and refitting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, although some quarantine rules would be tightened.
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.
Jun 15, 2020
— As a result of the PPP legislation signed into law earlier this month, yesterday, Treasury guidance on PPP loan requirements was issued. The Treasury Department clarified that borrowers that use less than 60% of their PPP loan amount for payroll costs will be eligible for partial loan forgiveness. The loan forgiveness period has also been increased from eight to 24 weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apr 8, 2020
— The sudden massive volume of blanked sailings announced in recent days is set to create new records in terms of the inactive containership fleet, which analysts at Alphaliner are now saying will breach the 3m teu mark for the first time meaning some 13% of the entire global box fleet will be out of work. The inactive containership fleet had actually been dropping for most of the last month having hit a record of 2.46m teu at the start of March.
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.
— 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
— 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.