ePortal Newsletter November 26, 2016

November 26, 2016

In this Issue:

  • Photos from the Annual Meeting Now Online
  • Tell the Story of Your Industry
  • IAM Changes Ad Sales Companies
  • Mentorship Adds Depth to Your Career
  • Hall of Honor and Scholarship Cycles to open on Jan. 1

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Photos from the Annual Meeting Now Online

You can now see and purchase the photos from the Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Whether it is a photo of your booth in the expo hall or your favorite shot from a YP event, you are sure to find some keepers. We expect more photos to be available soon and will report when those are ready. 

Tell the Story of Your Industry

IAM Looking Back is a project designed to document our origins and celebrate the people whose accomplishments and dedication have made the moving industry and the Association what they are today. YOU are an important part of the story, and we need your help to complete it. Join the IAM Looking Back group on Facebook or read more on the IAM website

IAM Changes Ad Sales Companies

We have gotten some questions about who is selling ads for us. IAM is working with LaRich Advertising to sell ads in the various electronic newsletters, the website, and The Portal Magazine. We no longer have any connection to Multiview. If you receive a call or email from Multiview, they are no longer representing IAM at all. Contact Carl Weaver.

Mentorship Adds Depth to Your Career

According to Associations Now, "Almost everyone has at least one mentor in his or her life. However the relationship starts, mentors teach their mentees lessons that they will take with them as they continue their personal and professional careers. But this relationship goes both ways; mentors learn just as much from their mentees." Get involved in IAM's Mentor Match program today and enhance your career. Contact Margaret Kerr

Hall of Honor and Scholarship Cycles to open on Jan. 1

Nominations for IAM's Hall of Honor, as well as applications for the Alaln F. Wohlstetter Shcolarship will open on Jan. 1. We hope you will look into these programs and take advantage of them. Contact Margaret Kerr.

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Industry News

Five transportation issues to watch in the lame duck
Transportation advocates are excited by the prospect of an infrastructure package passing under President-elect Donald Trump next year, but there are a number of other transportation issues that could see action during the lame duck session of Congress.
Heightened Security in Afghanistan Disrupts Military Supply Chain
Last Saturday a suicide bomber detonated within Bagram Airbase claiming the lives of two American soldiers, two American contractors, and wounded 16 American troops and one Polish soldier. Since this attack, Bagram Airbase has been essentially closed for inbound and outbound truck traffic and this security posture remains in place today.
SIRVA Expands Moving Service Capabilities in The Philippines Through Its Allied Pickfords Brand
SIRVA, Inc., an industry-leading global relocation and moving services provider, today announced the expansion of its moving service capabilities in the Philippines through its international moving brand, Allied Pickfords.
Might Trucking Executive Be Trump's Pick to Head DOT?
A Philadelphia-area transportation guru might play a major role in President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet: Politico has listed James S. Simpson, 59, of Wayne, Pennsylvania, the chairman of Victory Worldwide Transportation of Jamesburg, New Jersey, as a possible candidate to head the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Empty Container Repositioning Costs Shipping Industry Up to $20 Billion Per Year
Repositioning empty containers costs the shipping industry $15-$20bn a year - up to 8% of a shipping line's operating costs - according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Pasha Shortlists Two Yards to Build LNG-Fuelled Containerships for Hawaii Jones Act Trade
Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii announced that the company has narrowed its selection to two U.S. shipyards for the construction of two new LNG-fueled containerships, with the option to order two additional vessels.
SIRVA Announces 2016 International Moving Award Winners
SIRVA, Inc., an industry-leading global relocation provider whose portfolio of brands includes two well-known and recognizable moving providers, Allied and northAmerican, recognized their agents at the Annual Agent Convention on October 24-26 in Austin, Texas with international moving awards.

Member News

John Mason International Recognised by Graebel
John Mason International has been awarded the 'Consultants Choice Award' at this year's Graebel Relocation Alliance. The award was presented to John Mason International's chief operating officer Noel Briscoe at the 16th annual Graebel Relocation Alliance in Denver in October. Each year, the Graebel Relocation Alliance recognises top performing global relocation and mobility service partners for the past year.
Atlas World Group Announces New CEO
I thought you'd be interested that they have named Jack Griffin CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board, succeeding former CEO Glen Dunkerson, who will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board through 2017. With more 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, Griffin is well positioned to guide Atlas to success in his role. Serving previously as president and COO of Atlas World Group, he expanded Atlas' footprint in the industry and facilitated the development of new programs and initiatives to assist customers and Atlas agents throughout the U.S. and around the globe.
Global Relocations Celebrates 10 Years of Business
"It takes blood, sweat, guts and glory to break away from any safe employment position to set up and succeed at your own international removals firm and this week marks the 10th anniversary of Global Relocations Ltd," says Ben Scheiner, owner of Global Relocations and the newest addition to the IAM Board. "There have been many highs and lows during this past decade. One of the finer moments has been the ability to win business by building relationships with corporate and private clients purely on the basis of trust and good communication."
Paxton Companies Thanked by Washington Capitals
The Washington Capitals hockey team recently sent a shout-out to Paxton, thanking them for sponsoring another group of United Heroes League military families to come out to the game last Sunday.