ePortal Newsletter Sep. 30, 2017

September 30, 2017

In this Issue:

  • IAM's Mobility Exchange: One Exchange - Infinite Connections
  • IAM's Annual Meeting - Only 9 Days Away!
  • Missed IAM's Webinar on FMC Regulations? No Problem - View the Webinar and Presentations on the IAM Website
  • Use hashtag #iamovers and have your posts appear in IAM Mobile 24/7

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IAM's Mobility Exchange: One Exchange - Infinite Connections
Attendees at this year's Annual Meeting will have 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. Beyond the ability to search and filter to locate the best possible match for your requirements, Mobility Exchange offers our members the ability to present their hard-earned capabilities and quality credentials in new ways that will differentiate themselves positively in their market.
 
IAM's Mobility Exchange will have a desk in IAM World (see above right) in this year's Expo Hall. There, you will be able to see a preview of the capabilities and potential of the Mobility Exchange tool and ask questions directly to its designers and developers.
 
You will also not want to miss the related Knowledge Lab: One Exchange - Infinite Connections on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 9:00am-11:00am. At this session, attendees will learn more about Mobility Exchange and how their companies can get the most from this powerful new tool.

IAM's Annual Meeting - Only 9 Days Away!
Are you ready for this year's Annual Meeting? One thing you can do now to help plan your experience is to download the IAM Mobile 24/7 App. In it you will find a complete Annual Meeting feature, as well as many year-round tools to enhance your IAM membership. Get it on the Google Play or iPhone/iPad App Store. Contact Carl Weaver.
 
Missed IAM's Webinar on FMC Regulations? No Problem - View the Webinar and Presentations on the IAM Website
Learn more about the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and how they regulate the global moving and mobility industry by viewing a recording of the Webinar and the presentations provided by the FMC. If your company quotes door to door shipments either to or from the U.S., we recommend that you take advantage of these resources to ensure that it is not targeted for non-compliance by the FMC. In addition, the FMC discussed what dispute resolution services are available for IAM Members who have issues with customers or other service providers in the maritime supply chain.
 
Use hashtag #iamovers and have your posts appear in IAM Mobile 24/7
When you tweet or post photos on Instagram and use the hashtag #iamovers, your post will be picked up in the IAM Mobile 24/7 app. This is like show and tell for your conference preparations and then at the meeting. Let your colleagues know what you are doing to prepare for the meeting and what you are doing while there.

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Member News

Arpin Van Lines transports 6 truckloads of supplies to Texas for hurricane recovery efforts
Six full-sized Arpin Van Lines moving trucks rolled off Cardi's Furniture parking lots on September 9, filled with cleaning and building supplies bound for Houston, Texas. Arpin Van Lines, in collaboration with Cardi's Furniture and other community partners, promoted the September 9 supply drive across broadcast and social media. Arpin trucks were posted at four Cardi's locations and received the donated supplies. Volunteers helped unload cars and trucks, and then transferred the supplies into the Arpin trailers until they were tightly packed. The American Red Cross also accepted monetary donations at the drop-off locations.

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The Trump administration said on Thursday that it would temporarily waive a century-old shipping law for Puerto Rico that officials there said was hindering disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Maria. The waiver of the law, known as the Jones Act, comes as federal and local officials report more supplies trickling onto the increasingly desperate island.
 
The Indian Ministry of Shipping has announced the renaming of Kandla Port, to Deendayal Port, with effect from 25 September, 2017.
 
A coalition of leading cargo industry organisations representing the full breadth of the global supply chain is maintaining its campaign for safer practices in packing freight containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs).
 
China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has taken control of struggling logistics network Cainiao with an investment of 5.3 billion yuan (US$807 million) in a move to dramatically increase its international reach. The investment, once completed, will increase Alibaba's stake in the logistics network from 47 percent to 51 percent and brings the estimated valuation of Cainiao to about $20 billion, according to Reuters.
Hoegh Autoliners has made a settlement with the US Department of Justice, regarding accusations over price-fixing. According to sources, the Norwegian company is to pay a fine of USD21 million to Middle East exports for illicit actions against competition.
Pan Am Railways and DP World have agreed to form a new direct intermodal service connecting the Boston market to Port Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada. The new agreement provides a "viable alternative" to customers in the New England area, said officials representing DP World, the port's terminal operator. Port Saint John provides connections to more than 500 international destinations.
The Hong Kong Airport Authority has released a report on the detailed funding study for a three-runway system (3RS) after it was accepted in principle by its board.
With more than 3,000 loads of food, supplies and other cargo on its terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and more on the way, executives with said today the key to providing relief to citizens impacted by Hurricane Maria will be expediting local transportation and distribution of the cargo.
After Hurricane Maria knocked out radar systems and power, the U.S. territory's main airport is struggling to get thousands of stranded passengers off the island. Agustín Arellano, chief executive of Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC, which operates the airport, said only about 2,000 passengers are flying out every day despite standby lists that are in the tens of thousands. That is down from an average of 15,000 passengers departing daily prior to Maria.