ePortal Newsletter December 10, 2016

December 10, 2016

In this Issue:

  • Annual Meeting Survey
  • IAM Looking Back
  • Updated Notice Concerning Transfer of Residence (TOR) Pre-Import Online Application Process for UK Only
  • Coming Up in The Portal: The Best Man (or Woman) for the Job
  • Have a dispute with another company or client? The FMC may be the answer.
  • Relief Request from the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)
  • Registration is now open for the Young Movers Conference

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Annual Meeting Survey

Thank you to this year's attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and special guests for making IAM's 54th Annual Meeting in New Orleans a truly memorable experience. We hope you found it engaging, educational, and entertaining, and that you enjoyed the many opportunities to network with fellow members.
We value your feedback, and ask that you take a few moments to complete our IAM Annual Meeting Survey. This is your opportunity to tell us what you liked and what we can do better next year. Contact Will Kohudic.

IAM Looking Back

We've made it even easier to identify people on the IAM Looking Back Facebook page. As you go through the pictures in the Facebook albums, when you see people you know in a photo, just leave a comment on their name(s) and business affiliation. Participating couldn't be simpler. Join the IAM Looking Back group on Facebook today.

Updated Notice Concerning Transfer of Residence (TOR) Pre-Import Online Application Process for UK Only

On Nov. 4, UK Customs advised of a new process for clearing household goods and personal effects into the UK. This is a major change to how customs clearances into the UK.

Coming Up in The Portal: The Best Man (or Woman) for the Job

How do companies seek and sort out candidates for positions in their companies? For the January/February 2017 issue of The Portal, we invite input from both movers and recruiters.

Have a dispute with another company or client? The FMC may be the answer.

If you have a dispute on a shipment which either originated or has a final destination in the United States, you may not need a lawyer to resolve the issue. Before engaging in costly litigation, you should know that the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) may be able to assist. Learn more about how the FMC could help you resolve these disputes.

Relief Request from the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)

Kathy Fulton from ALAN writes: "One of the non-profit furniture banks supporting Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina has need for donated transportation for several loads of furniture. Details are below, can you please share with members in NC you think may be able to assist?"

Registration is now open for the Young Movers Conference

Registration is officially open for YMC 2017 in Riga. To learn more about the conference as well as view the full program, visit the YMC website.

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Industry News

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear praised the inclusion of a permanent hours-of-service restart fix in Congress' bipartisan Continuing Resolution (CR) regarding budget funding in a House Appropriations Committee action to keep the federal government funded through April 17, 2017.

The next big losers in the shipping industry crisis are likely to be ports and terminals, leading to a decline in safety and services. This week, at TOC Middle East, shippers, analysts and forwarders urged the sector to halt the price race-to-the-bottom across the supply chain, to protect the remaining players.
American Airlines announced the launch of a new 787-9 service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Madrid Barajas (MAD) in Spain. The widebody jet provides capacity for up to 36 LD3 positions, or 12 pallets.
As it continues an ambitious infrastructure upgrade, Miami International Airport (MIA) announced further growth in its freighter service with the addition of two weekly roundtrip flights on a triangular route between MIA, Mexico City and Mérida via AeroUnion. The service from the Mexico-based carrier, which departs every Tuesday and Friday, began on Dec. 2, making AeroUnion the fourth all-cargo carrier to begin service at MIA in 2016.
China Eastern Airlines will sell its shareholding in freighter operator China Cargo Airlines on the back of continuing losses and to allow it to concentrate on its passenger business.
Taiwanese politicians yesterday debated the future of the island's second largest containerline, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp, with calls for it to merge with other lines or possibly state-run Taiwan International Port Corp (TIPC).
IAM, along with a coalition representing retailers, manufacturers, truckers, transportation intermediaries and other business groups today asked the Federal Maritime Commission to set new policy preventing terminal operators and ocean carriers from charging unfair fees when uncontrollable incidents such as storms and strikes keep cargo from being picked up from ports on time.
Lots of change may be on the menu for trucking in 2017 as economic trends and federal policy efforts could make further alterations to the U.S. freight market - everything from canceling regulations to the adoption of new strategies for meeting customer demands.

Member News

Momentous Appointment of Mark Rising as Group Sales and Marketing Director
Momentous Relocation are delighted to announce that Mark Rising will, as of 1 December, be appointed Group Sales & Marketing Director of the newly formed Momentous Group: Momentous Relocation, Gerson Relocation, and Abels Moving Services.
Mark began his career at Galleon Relocation, a well-known UK and London operator that is still going strong. He also served for fourteen years with Michael Gerson, the precursor to Gerson Relocation, and, until last month, nearly ten years at Interdean (now Santa Fe) as UK Commercial Director.
Mark's background has been entrenched in serving and managing the global relocation and moving requirements of corporations, and internationally mobile individuals, for the entirety of his career to date.
Laura May Carmack wins at the EMMAs
AIReS has announced that Laura May Carmack, Quality Manager, was awarded Global Mobility Professional of the Year by the Forum for Expatriate Management at the EMEA EMMA Awards ceremony. Laura May was chosen from a competitive shortlist of eight nominees in this category and was recognised for her vast leadership experience within the relocation industry and at AIReS. Laura May has also been previously recognised as 'highly recommended' in this category at the 2016 Americas and APAC EMMA Awards.