ePortal Newsletter Aug. 19, 2017

August 19, 2017

In this Issue:

  • IAM Members Give Advice for Annual Meeting Success
  • Choice Annual Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available
  • IAM Events App to become IAM Mobile 24/7
  • Register Now for the 2017 IAM Annual Meeting to Appear in The Program Book!
  • IAM Webinar: Do you ship HHG in or out of the USA? Make sure you are not breaking the law!
  • New Exhibit Hall Feature - The Headshot Truck

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IAM Members Give Advice for Annual Meeting Success
Who better to learn from than the members themselves who attend every year? A recent conversation on IAM Connected revealed some great tips and reminders for success at the Annual Meeting and Expo. Some highlights include bringing lots of business cards, wearing good shoes, and to attend as many events as possible. What are your tips? Also, for newer members, what do you want to know that has not been addressed? Read the suggestions and add your own.

Choice Annual Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available
A few sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2017 IAM Annual Meeting & Expo. Don't miss your chance to put your company name in the hands of every single attendee by sponsoring these classics. Just a few opportunities remain, including the ever-popular conference bag for $8,000, which includes one registration valued at $1,350 and one bag insert valued at $1,500. This sponsorship also includes your logo on the Sponsorship thank you page within the conference program book. There are some less-expensive items available, as well, such as:
  • Mobile App push notifications ($500);
  • Bag inserts ($1,500);
  • E-blast Sponsorship ($500);
  • Conference bag ($8,000 - includes one registration and one bag insert, a value of $2,850; and
  • Advertise in the Program Guide ($850+; this is your last chance to place an ad in the Guide; deadline for artwork is Wednesday, August 23).
To book your sponsorship, contact Katia at katiam@mmsmeetings.com.

IAM Events App to become IAM Mobile 24/7
The IAM Events App will soon become 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, newsletters, and other important information.
The new version of the app is expected to roll out in the next few weeks, 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 in the Google Play or Apple store. If you have not downloaded it yet, search in your app store for the IAM Events app.
Contact Carl Weaver with any questions.
Register Now for the 2017 IAM Annual Meeting to Appear in The Program Book!
The deadline to register and have your name included in the program book is
next week! Don't miss this opportunity to be in the book that members use all year long - make sure that your colleagues see you for the year to come. Register Now or see Exhibitor and Sponsor Information.

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.
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!

Recent Posts on IAM Connected

Member News

2017 independent study ranks Arpin Van Lines #1 household goods mover in customer satisfaction for second year
For the second year in a row, Arpin Van Lines has been rated #1 among the 10 largest suppliers of household goods shipment services ranked by "customer satisfaction," according to the 23rd Annual Nationwide Relocating Employee Survey© released this month by independent research firm Trippel Survey & Research, LLC©. In May 2017, Arpin Van Lines and Arpin International Group were ranked first in supplier satisfaction by a separate Trippel survey.

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Maersk Line posted a profit of nearly $340 million for the second quarter, a significant improvement over the $150 million loss in the same period last year. The result included only a part of the estimated $200-300 million loss related to the "Petya" cyberattack on Maersk Line and APM Terminals in late June. Maersk Group CEO Soren Skou said that the attack cut liftings for Maersk Line by about 20 percent in the first half of July. Volumes have recovered, though, and customers have stayed with Maersk, Skou emphasized.
TOTE Maritime has emerged as the mystery shipping company who has signed a Letter of Intent for the construction of up to four containerships at Philly Shipyard for a new Jones Act shipping service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. TOTE announced its plan to establish the new Hawaii service on Thursday, providing details on both the new containerships as well as its effort to secure terminal space in Honolulu.
THE Economic Communities of West African States (ECOWAS) recently carried out an assessment of port facilities in Nigeria with a view to ascertaining the country's level of compliance to the International Ship and Port Security, ISPS Code.
If published as expected, the deadline for compliance with Canada's ELD mandate would be December of 2019, with those using automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) allowed until 2021 to comply.
Atlas Air has called warnings by the Teamsters Local 1224, which represents the carrier's pilots, "part of an overall campaign from the pilots and their union to put public pressure on the company with respect to its next labor contract."
Underscoring an upturn in container shipping global boxport volumes grew 6.7% in the first half of 2017, and forecast at 6% for the year as a whole.
The Welsh port of Holyhead faces "chaos" if a hard border is introduced between the UK and Ireland, with the shipping industry and local politicians warning of lorries carrying perishable goods queueing for miles while they wait for customs clearance.
Indian dockworkers are set to walk off their jobs at 11 major ports including Kandla and Nhava Sheva after August 18.
Australian rail freight operator Aurizon has announced that it will withdraw from both the intra and interstate Intermodal rail businesses through a combination of closures and sales in the coming months.
Shipping traffic to and from the port of Antwerp was suspended Monday after a large containership failed to make a turn and ran aground on the Scheldt river. The 366-meter CSCL Jupiter ran aground at about 9:50 local near Bath, Netherlands shortly after departing from the port of Antwerp headed for Hamburg, Germany. The Antwerp Port Authority said the grounding resulted in the suspension of all shipping traffic to and from the port.