ePortal Newsletter Oct. 28, 2017

October 28, 2017

In this Issue:

  • Claim Your Mobility Exchange Listing. It is Free and Essential!
  • See the Presentations from IAM's Annual Meeting
  • Photos from the Annual Meeting in Long BeachElection results for Governing and ISA Boards
  • Member Spotlight - Voerman International BV Moving & Relocation Services

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Claim Your Mobility Exchange Listing. It is Free and Essential!
If you have been receiving our communications - The Portal magazine, our e-newsletters, and the Mobility Exchange e-blasts - or if you visited IAM World at the Annual Meeting, you already know that IAM Mobility Exchange has replaced and surpassed the previous Membership Directory. If you haven't yet familiarized yourself with Mobility Exchange, read more about it so you don't miss out.
See the Presentations from IAM's Annual Meeting
All the presentations from the IAM Annual Meeting have been uploaded and are available on IAM's website.

Photos from the Annual Meeting in Long Beach
Relive your experiences at IAM's 56th Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California, through an overview and scores of great photos, some of which will appear in the November/December 2017 issue of The Portal. Meanwhile, get a preview by visiting the galleries, where photos are also available for purchase:
Election results for Governing and ISA Boards
The Governing Members and the ISA both had elections for board positions at the Annual Meeting. Congratulations to all who were elected and thank you for volunteering to help lead IAM. Here are the winners of the elections:
IAM Governing Members Election
Chair: Tim Helenthal - National Van Lines, Inc.
Vice Chair: Mike Richardson - Senate Forwarding, Inc.
  • Georgia Angell - Pacific Removal Services, dba World International Forwarding
  • John Burrows - DeWitt Moving & Storage
  • Stephan Geurts, Jr. - Govlog, N.V.
  • Adam Hall - Coleman Worldwide Moving
ISA Election
Chair: Adam Hall - Coleman Worldwide Moving
Vice Chair: Han Helders - Crystal Forwarding, Inc.
Treasurer: Lisa Williams - XPT Logistics
Member Spotlight - Voerman International BV Moving & Relocation Services
On behalf of IAM's Mobility Exchange, would like to highlight our first Validated member listing in Europe, Voerman International BV Moving & Relocation Services! Want to see where all the claimed and validated companies are? See our map of Mobility Exchange data. Where is your company? You could be the first in your region to be validated, and have your information rise above the competition. Contact Ray DaSilva.

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Member News

The Suddath Companies announces new philanthropic partnership with Smiles Foundation
Suddath® is proud to announce a new philanthropic partnership with Smiles Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides free dental care and preventative health education to children in the Dominican Republic. Based out of Canada, the Smiles Foundation was formed over 30 years ago, when founder Elina Katsman traveled to the Dominican Republic and witnessed first-hand the urgent need for dental treatment.
Pasha Hawaii to Support Puerto Rico relief efforts with the Jones Act Vessel Horizon Spirit
Honolulu, HI-based Pasha Hawaii has announced that it will be providing the U.S. Jones Act vessel Horizon Spirit to ship hundreds of containers from the West Coast in support of hurricane relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico. The Horizon Spirit serves as a drydock reserve ship in Pasha Hawaii's container service between the mainland and Hawaii.
Changes and Promotions at Mesa Military Move Management
Mesa System, Inc. is proud to announce Mesa Military Move Management is now it's own Division, separate from Moving and Storage, with its own dedicated Division leadership. Rob Vassar has been named the General Manager of Mesa Military Move Management. An experienced leader who knows the military business, Rob is building a team focused and driven to providing the best moving services for our nation's active military members. Alisha Krambeer has been promoted to Manager of Customer Service for Mesa Military Move Management. Immersed in move coordination and customer service at Mesa since 2013, Alisha brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to help our heroes relocate.
Caleb McCartney promoted to General Manager of Cornerstone Moving & Storage
Cornerstone Moving & Storage is excited to announce that Caleb McCartney has been promoted to General Manager. In this position, McCartney is responsible for leading the growth of the entire company, including but not limited to providing leadership for sales, operations and spearheading the company's continuing effort to provide Exceptional customer service and Unparalleled relocation services to our clients. McCartney joined the Cornerstone team in 2014 and has continued to take on positions of increasing scope and responsibility, learning the ins and outs the household goods transportation industry while working to improve many aspects of our growing company.

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New security measures for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights took effect today, with airline personnel conducting short interviews with travelers at check-in or the boarding gate. The directive was announced by the Trump administration in July as an alternative to banning laptops and other electronic devices from the cabin of inbound flights to the U.S. The new rules apply to American and global airlines and affect roughly 2,100 flights from around the world that enter the U.S. on any given day.
Airline cargo bosses are in an upbeat mood, with a new IATA survey suggesting a continued strong financial performance in the second half of 2017. IATA's latest business confidence survey, conducted in early-October, asked for the opinions of airline chief financial officers and heads of cargo. Exactly 80% of respondents reported that profitability increased in year-on-year terms in the third quarter of this year - up from just 36% in the first quarter of the year.
Busy ports linking China and the rest of the world are now targets of a Chinese government consolidation campaign that previously spurred high-profile mergers among state-owned shipping and logistics companies. By consolidating port operations according to administrative regions such as provinces, Beijing hopes to reduce competition and promote economies of scale, according to Caixin. Officials also expect consolidated ports to be managed more efficiently.
The saga continues for London Heathrow's third runway expansion, as the U.K.'s Transport Secretary Chris Grayling began a consultation period on a revised version of the airport's national policy statement. The goal is to publish final proposals for the LHR expansion during the first half of 2018, which will be subject to a vote in Parliament.
U.S. Transportation Command is the first Department of Defense organization to initiate migration of its cyber domain to a commercial cloud provider to improve mission assurance, while strengthening information technology efficiency and effectiveness. Last month, the first wave of five USTRANSCOM IT systems transitioned to a commercial cloud-based solution.
Anyone that wakes up each day in a logistics job that centers around moving freight is more than aware of the fact that there is a significant truck driver shortage. That is nothing new; in fact, it is far from it. But that does not mean the driver shortage is viewed as a "whistle by the graveyard" or "nothing to see here" approach. In fact, it is and needs to be the opposite.
A shortage of drivers tops the pending implementation of the federal electronic logging device mandate as the biggest trucking business concern, according to an industry trade group. In its annual survey, the American Transportation Research Institute found that motor carriers and the industry in general are most concerned about a lack of qualified drivers to carry the nation's freight.
The U.K. has shifted its approach to the transition agreement it wants to put in place for after Brexit, falling into line with the European Union's long-held stance.