ePortal Newsletter Sep. 1, 2017

September 01, 2017

In this Issue:

  • IAM Announces Hall of Honor Sweep Class
  • IAM office closed Monday
  • IAM Events App is now IAM Mobile 24/7
  • New Exhibit Hall Feature - The Headshot Truck
  • IAM Webinar: Do you ship HHG in or out of the USA? Make sure you are not breaking the law!

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IAM Announces Hall of Honor Sweep Class
IAM has created a Sweep Class for the Hall of Honor. This is a group of outstanding industry members who may have been overlooked by previous opportunities for induction, often because their contributions were before the time of the current members and others. Read more about the Sweep Class and see this year's inductees. Contact Margaret Kerr.
 
IAM office closed Monday
In observance of the federal (U.S.) Labor Day holiday, IAM's office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4. We will reopen on Tuesday for regular business.

IAM Events App is now IAM Mobile 24/7
The IAM Events App is now IAM Mobile 24/7. Currently, the app is used to communicate with members at the Annual Meeting and other events, but is undergoing some changes that will make it a year-round tool for our members. It is transforming from an event app to an association app. The new version will still have event information, but it will also have links to the most important and popular information we know you need at the tip of your fingers: Country Guides, member directory, industry news, and other important information. These new features will be available in the upcoming weeks. The new version of the app is available now, so you can get used to it before the Annual Meeting and Expo in Long Beach. If you already use the app, all you have to do to take advantage of the new features is to update it when the update appears. Don't have it yet? Get it now in the Google Play or iTunes App store. Contact Carl Weaver.
 
New Exhibit Hall Feature - The Headshot Truck
Headshot Truck Trucks are everywhere in the moving and forwarding industry, including this year's Expo Hall. The Headshot Truck will be parked inside the Expo Hall for the first two days of the Annual Meeting. Look for the pink truck and stop by for an updated, professional headshot at no charge that will be great for business and as a memento of your time at the Annual Meeting. The truck features an HD monitor that allows you to see your image being captured in real time, so you will be the judge of which is your good side. Instructions on how to quickly and easily update your IAM member profile with your glossy new photo will be included!
 
IAM Webinar: Do you ship HHG in or out of the USA? Make sure you are not breaking the law!
Save the date for this important education session on September 27, 2017, at 11 am EDT to learn more about the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and how they regulate the global moving and mobility industry. If your company quotes door to door shipments either to or from the U.S., this is a must-attend session to ensure that it is not targeted for non-compliance by the FMC.

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Member News

Arpin International Group earns certification for EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework
Arpin International Group has obtained certification approval from the United States Department of Commerce for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework for meeting U.S. and European Union data privacy and protection standards.
 
New branch opening in Warsaw, Poland for Wilhelm Rosebrock GmbH & Co. KG
Wilhelm Rosebrock GmbH & Co. KG are very pleased to announce its new branch in Warsaw, Poland in view of the increasing demand of our Customers and to deliver prompt and high quality service in Poland. Branch office Warsaw will be in charge of all sales, commercial household good or general commodity activities in Poland. Wojciech Kwiatek is the new country manager there.
 
Gosselin Mobility opens Business Development Center in Milan
"Opening a Business Development Center in Milan is the next step in accomplishing our vision for Italy", explains Marc Smet, CEO of the Gosselin Group. "We are convinced that the well-developed economic North of Italy will offer us plenty of opportunities in the near future."

Send your company news to Carl Weaver for inclusion in the ePortal Newsletter. 

Flood waters in Mumbai are reportedly receding, but delays plague the airport and sea terminals as another global supply chain hub succumbs to incremental weather. Reporting its heaviest rainfall in more than a decade, India's second-largest city joins Hong Kong and Houston, both hit by severe storms in the last week.
 
President Trump's infrastructure package will be broken up into three pieces, with the largest chunk of funding dedicated to projects that already have some private or local money secured, the administration told state and local officials on Wednesday.
 
Houston's seaport may take weeks to fully recover from Harvey, a rare long-term disruption at a major U.S. shipping center that will exact a financial toll on thousands of retailers and manufacturers. Port Houston has warned shippers it is likely to be closed at least through Saturday. U.S. Coast Guard officials say it could be weeks before large container ships and oil tankers can safely navigate the Houston Ship Channel leading into the port.
 
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, key Texas ports have sights on reopening by early next week [the week of Monday, Sept. 4].
 
In its weekly piracy report, ReCAAP ISC reported one incident of armed robbery against the container ship "Warnow Master", while anchoring in the waters off South Harbour Manila, Philippines, on August 16.
 
USCG has announced conditions of entry which will be imposed on vessels arriving in the United States (U.S.) from the Federated States of Micronesia from 05 September 2017. These conditions of entry are intended to protect the U.S. from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient port anti-terrorism measures in place.
 
The Transportation Security Administration is reviewing its screening procedures for cargo flown into and within the United States because of concerns that potential security vulnerabilities could be exploited by terrorists, a US official told CNN. The review, which is examining screening for cargo carried by freight airlines and passenger planes, stems in part from a terror plot that was foiled in Australia last month, according to the official.
 
The Norwegian company Yara is currently building a full-electrical container ship fitted with an autonomous control system: the Yara Birkeland. During a recent visit to a major maritime conference, imagine my surprise when most attendees - some 200 executives from the maritime sector - discussed autonomous shipping in terms of its risks. The room seemed full of objections and doubts. What if the computer malfunctions? Somewhat understandable in view of the pressure put on the sector by strong international competition and slim margins.