ePortal Newsletter Oct. 14, 2017

October 14, 2017

In this Issue:

  • IAM's Mobility Exchange: One Exchange - Infinite Connections
  • "IAM World" Introduced at Annual Meeting
  • IAM Mobile 24/7 Met with Success at Annual Meeting

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IAM's Mobility Exchange: One Exchange - Infinite Connections
Attendees at this year's Annual Meeting had a unique opportunity to preview the newest benefit to enhance the value of your IAM Membership: IAM's Mobility Exchange. Much more than a directory, Mobility Exchange is a single, comprehensive database of mobility industry service partners. Mobility Exchange also offers our members the ability to present their hard-earned capabilities and quality credentials in new ways that will differentiate themselves in their market.
View a brief introduction to IAMX.Contact Ray DaSilva.

"IAM World" Introduced at Annual Meeting
IAM World was a new feature at this year's Annual Meeting. A large space was at the front of the exhibit hall near the entrance and featured four kiosks that all worked together to provide services to members: The Portal Magazine; Membership; IAM Looking Back; and IAM Digital, which included the new IAM Mobility Exchange. IAM World was a big hit and a central spot for members to interface with staff.
IAM Mobile 24/7 Met with Success at Annual Meeting
The revised IAM mobile app, IAM Mobile 24/7, released officially last month, has gone through its first IAM Annual Meeting and has been met with praise by many of the members. As announced previously, this app is a year-round tool to connect you with the most important and popular resources used by the IAM members. Have you downloaded this important resource? Don't miss out - get it today! Contact Carl Weaver.

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Member News

Harsch Provides Important Document Outlining Laws Concerning Swiss Employees
Many thanks to Isabelle Harsch, who sent us a PDF titled "Information sheet about activities that are prohibited for foreign moving companies in Switzerland." Isabelle sits on the board of the VSU (Swiss organization for international moving). The story: Two national laws restrict the activities of foreign moving companies in Switzerland: the cabotage ban and the Posted Workers Act. These laws were passed to protect Swiss trade and Swiss employees as measures to accompany the conclusion of the Bilateral Agreements between Switzerland and the EU.
 
The Willis Relocation Risk Group Welcomes New Sr. Client Services Manager
The Willis Relocation Risk Group (WRRG), a wholly owned business united of Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announced the appointment of Lorena Torales as Sr. Client Services Manager. With over a decade of in-depth knowledge and understanding of the global relocation industry, Lorena Torales has served in a variety of managerial and operational positions throughout her career, including positions as Director of Finance and most recently as Sr. Auditor Consultant with The Trilogy Group.  Mrs. Torales takes pride in her attention to detail and supporting clients in making informed and data driven business management decisions.
 
Arpin Van Lines' driver embarks on personal campaign to honor veterans and first responders
Paul Chavez, a driver for Arpin Van Lines and former U.S. Army specialist, knows the sacrifice that veterans and first responders make. "They often go through long separations that can be very difficult on a personal level and put strain on their families," said Chavez. "Everybody in the service chooses it, but some occupations are thankless and they don't get the recognition they deserve. I wanted to come up with a way to show my appreciation for all they have given."
 
Wes Lucas To Transition, Tom Oberdorf To Succeed Lucas As Sirva CEO
Larry Bossidy, SIRVA's Chairman of the Board of Directors, today announced that Wes Lucas has decided to transition from his role as Chief Executive Officer of the company and to join Gryphon Investors. Lucas will continue to serve on SIRVA's Board of Directors while Tom Oberdorf, SIRVA's current CFO, will succeed Lucas as CEO.
 
Pionira And Gosselin Say Goodbye to Paper Transport Documents
"Digitization is one of the cornerstones of our future vision," says Nathalie Luyckx, quality manager at the Gosselin Group. "Today we are taking a new step by phasing out paper transport documents. We are doing this for our logistics as well as our moving activities. The paper transport documents (CMR) are making way for a cloud-based application (e-CMR)."

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Making the Move.mil website more user-friendly and possibly spreading at least some moves more evenly throughout the year are a few of the things defense transportation officials are looking at to improve the process of moving household goods for service members, as the program that manages service members' household goods undergoes its own relocation of sorts.
 
USTRANSCOM is now the single manager of the Defense Personal Property Program or DP3, which oversees the Department of Defense's household goods and privately-owned vehicle shipment programs.
 
Two national laws restrict the activities of foreign moving companies in Switzerland: the cabotage ban and the Posted Workers Act. These laws were passed to protect Swiss trade and Swiss employees as measures to accompany the conclusion of the Bilateral Agreements between Switzerland and the EU.
 
CBP recognizes that the current extraordinary weather situation created by Hurricane Maria may cause many ocean vessels to divert from their intended port of unlading to other port locations for discharge purposes. To ensure smooth processing of bills and associated status notifications in the new port of unlading, CBP reminds the carriers that they should amend the manifest to reflect the new port of unlading.