Insurers warn of the risks of storing import containers away from terminal yards


May 05, 2020

The offer by shipping lines to temporarily store containers at way ports to avoid congestion at destination terminals has proved popular with European importers. However, there have been reports of instances where the wrong boxes have been selected for storage at the transit hubs. Moreover, insurers are concerned about the increased security risk from the storage of containers at the temporary off-dock facilities, as well as the potential for cargo damage.

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India eases restrictions, but interstate trucking remains a major challenge


May 05, 2020

India eased some lockdown restrictions yesterday, but bureaucratic hurdles still hamper interstate trucking. According to the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), only 25-30% of truck fleets are on the road, and restrictions at state borders are “impeding their movement.”

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Military Movers Bleed Red Ink as Troop Transfers Delayed Anew


May 05, 2020

The Pentagon, as the coronavirus continued to spread, has extended through June 30 its halt—originally set to end May 11—on most troop moves. The International Association of Movers and The American Moving and Storage Association initially urged Congress to pass $187 million to help the industry after the Pentagon stopped the moves on March 16 and raised their request to $450 million on April 27, warning of “unprecedented economic losses” causing movers to go out of business, with widespread job cuts.

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Joint Research Confirms COVID-19 Impact on Trucking


May 05, 2020

The American Transportation Research Institute and the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association Foundation today released important research on impacts that the Covid pandemic is having on all aspects of trucking operations, including deliveries, travel times, detention and truck parking. Most importantly, the research provides recommendations and guidance on future strategies should another national disaster strike.

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With testing, Iceland claims major success against COVID-19


May 04, 2020

Iceland has confirmed 1,799 cases of the virus, but just 10 people have died. The number of new COVID-19 cases each day has fallen from 106 at the peak of the outbreak to single digits — even, on some days, zero. Iceland’s success is partly testament to its tiny population — just 360,000 people. But it also reflects decisive action by authorities, who used a rigorous policy of testing and tracking to find and isolate infected people, even when they had no symptoms.

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WPSP COVID19 Port Economic Impact Barometer for Week 18 reports stabilization or slight improvements


May 04, 2020

Of the seventy six ports surveyed across the globe in this week’s WPSP Port Economic Impact Barometer Report, the majority report a relatively stable situation compared to the previous weeks, with slight improvements noted in some areas of port continuity.

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May 04 FMC commissioners call for federal support for 'struggling' box terminal operators The US federal government should consider stepping in to help container terminal operators stay in business, as volumes plummet as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.



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FMC commissioners call for federal support for ‘struggling’ box terminal operators
The US federal government should consider stepping in to help container terminal operators stay in business, as volumes plummet as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.



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Some relief for seafarers trapped at sea for months as a few nations ease restrictions


May 04, 2020

Thousands of seafarers remain trapped at sea, on containerships and other cargo vessels, by coronavirus travel restrictions – a threat to supply chains, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has warned. According to the Chamber, the number of seafarers in need of a crew change will reach 150,000 by 15 May.

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Panama Canal Changes Reservation Fee Requirements to Help Customers During COVID-19 Pandemic


May 01, 2020

Starting May 4, the waterway will implement temporary changes that will no longer require of booking guarantees and the advance payment of reservation fees upon confirmation of a reservation. Instead, customers will be allowed to place the guarantee for the payment of the booking slot prior to the vessel initiating transit.

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May 01 IAM Annual Meeting & Expo Website is now LIVE IAM staff are proud to unveil the website for this year's Annual Meeting & Expo. Registration will start on May 26. Until then, start planing your meeting experience!



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IAM Annual Meeting & Expo Website is now LIVE
IAM staff are proud to unveil the website for this year’s Annual Meeting & Expo. Registration will start on May 26. Until then, start planing your meeting experience!



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