International moving bodies join call for shipping market overhaul

FIDI Global Alliance (FIDI), the International Association of Movers (IAM), the Pan American International Movers Association (PAIMA) and the Latin American and Caribbean International Movers Association (LACMA) have joined forces to support the recent call from the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) for a more balanced and fair maritime market system.

According to a joint statement by the organisations, the international shipping services upon which their memberships rely, have ‘been severely affected by volatile ocean freight conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic’. It continued: ‘Since the onset of the pandemic in the first quarter of 2020, FIDI, IAM, PAIMA and LACMA members have been at the mercy of shipping disruptions like worldwide port congestion, blanked and rolled sailings, containership accidents, etc. With COVID also causing unprecedented global demand for ocean freight services across all sectors, our members have had to contend with skyrocketing price rises along with the significant delays from these supply chain disruptions – each inevitably affecting our customers.’

FIDI, IAM, PAIMA and LACMA strongly support FIATA call for actions as published in FIATA Discussion Paper on 30 June 2022.

You can read the full statement here.

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