When the 400-metre long, 220,000-ton container ship Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal in March, shipping was thrust into the limelight. Up until that point, the majority of people weren’t paying attention to ships or containers because our supply hadn’t being disrupted in a long time. All of a sudden supply, demand and shortage were discussed and people started to realise that one ship blocking one lane had a massive impact in all of us. So how exactly shipping works? And why are we so impacted by ocean freight?
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The International Association of Movers (IAM) is a global trade body with members who provide moving, forwarding, shipping, logistics, and related services. It is the largest international trade association for the industry, originally founded by charter businesses that were doing business with the US government.