IAM Membership: Moving Forward, Together
The International Association of Movers represents more than 2,000 companies in over 170 countries. More than movers, these companies are partners and innovators in the delivery of moving, forwarding, shipping, logistics and related services. IAM affiliation increasingly signifies strength, trust, diversity, ethics, reliability and accountability.
Barry is a triple threat of storm surge, high rivers and flooding as it gets closer to the Louisiana coast
Louisiana authorities are urging residents not to underestimate the danger and destruction Tropical Storm Barry threatens as it nears the coast Friday. Barry is getting stronger as it creeps across the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters en route to a landfall expected early Saturday in Louisiana. While it could reach hurricane strength, the real peril it poses to roughly 10 million people in its path is rain, which could quickly trigger unprecedented flooding.
U.S. Probing Visa Applicants’ Social Media
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
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
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.