ePortal Newsletter Dec. 9, 2017

December 09, 2017

In this Issue:

  • IAM Here 2 Help (H2H) Receives Nonprofit Status
  • Membership Renewal Season
  • Don't Miss Out on RPP Unpaid Invoice Compensation
  • IAM Mobile 24/7 and Mobility Exchange: Together at Last!
  • Getting Spoofed Messages? Beat the Hackers with this Simple TrickIMC World Changes Venue from Bali to Dubai
  • IAM Holiday Hours

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IAM Here 2 Help (H2H) Receives Nonprofit Status
Here 2 Help, IAM's new nonprofit, has now been approved as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. H2H will serve as a connection point to organizations including governments, globally focused charities, and other NGOs that require private sector transportation, warehousing, and logistical support in the event of a humanitarian crisis or natural disaster anywhere in the world.
 
Membership Renewal Season
IAM membership renewal notices were sent via email on Dec. 4. We urge everyone to pay on time so memberships do not lapse, which would result in loss of IAM benefits such as RPP, important communications, and ability to attend the Annual Meeting. Want to pay early? We can help you do that too. Contact IAM's Membership Team.

Don't Miss Out on RPP Unpaid Invoice Compensation
If you are owed money by another IAM Member and suspect that that company has declared bankruptcy or ceased to exist as a result of being financially insolvent or otherwise unable to continue operations, please submit an RPP Unpaid Invoice Compensation claim on or before December 31, 2017, to be eligible to receive compensation during the first quarter of 2018. Any claim submitted in 2018 will only be eligible for compensation after the end of the 2018 fiscal year so be sure to submit claims now. Contact Brian Limperopulos.
 
IAM Mobile 24/7 and Mobility Exchange: Together at Last!
IAM Mobile 24/7, IAM's full-year mobile app, now features a seamless integration with Mobility Exchange, IAM's new powerful directory. This was the last part of our push to get the most-needed IAM information in your hands year-round. Open the IAM Mobile 24/7 App and select the Member Directory option. Contact Carl Weaver.
 
Getting Spoofed Messages? Beat the Hackers with this Simple Trick
We have something called an SPF record attached to our domain, and this is half of what we need to stop future spoofing events. The other half is for you to turn on SPF record checking in your spam filters. Once that is enabled, also block SPF SoftFail messages. This second part is where most of the problem comes from. If the SPF SoftFail is not blocked, it is like the scene in Star Wars where Obi Wan Kenobi says, "These are not the droids you are looking for." Your IT person will know what all this means if you do not and can do this for you.

IMC World Changes Venue from Bali to Dubai
From Andrew Rosemeyer: "IMC WORLD would like to inform our delegates that due to the Bali volcano risk we have had to move our annual convention to Dubai, UAE and the new dates, due to hotel availability will now be 23-25 Feb 2018 and the venue hotel will be the JW MARRIOTT in Dubai."

IAM Holiday Hours
Please note that IAM's office will be closed from Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. We will reopen on Jan. 2, excited for a new year of possibilities! IAM wishes you, your family, and your employees a happy year-end and New Year.

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Member News

Bridget Ritchie receives 2017 Sandra M. Welbourn Service Award from Corporate Relocation Council
Bridget Ritchie, vice president of global business development of Arpin Group, has received the 2017 Sandra M. Welbourn Service Award from the Corporate Relocation Council of Chicago (CRC).
"Bridget has given of herself, volunteering her time and talents to make a positive impact on the world of relocation," said Laura Henneberry, president of CRC of Chicago. "She has made a meaningful contribution to the advancement of CRC, and moves, touches and inspires our members. We are honored to recognize Bridget with this year's Sandra M. Welbourn Service Award."
 
Tim Hagan to retire from the Gosselin Mobility Group
Effective 31 December 2017, our Global Alliance Director, Tim Hagan will retire from the Gosselin Mobility Group. As many of you will know, Tim, an industry veteran, has worked for Gosselin in this role for six years - based in Belgium and more recently spending time working from home in Florida. Tim was an important part of the team, instrumental in repositioning Gosselin Mobility's European network as a significant player in the international moving industry. Following the recent combining of Gosselin Mobility, DT Moving and Packimpex Moving to form the Gosselin Mobility Group, joint CEOs Marcel Jörg and Nick Kerr announce that Tim's global alliance and partnership development role will henceforth be assumed by Nick Kerr, Managing Director of DT Moving and Joint Chief Executive Officer for Gosselin Mobility Group.
 
Crown Malaysia wins two gold awards at HR Vendors of the Year 2017
Crown Malaysia won two gold awards at the HR Vendors of the Year Awards 2017, for "Best Relocation Company" and "Best Mobility and Orientation Consultant". The HR Vendors of the Year Awards is one of Asia's largest award ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of organizations that serve HR professionals. Almost 150 organizations were shortlisted as the preferred vendors across 27 categories. The winners of each category were judged by 22 HR senior regional heads from across Asia. Leon Hulme( Managing Director of Crown Malaysia) commenting on the awards: " It's wonderful to see the Crown World Mobility Team here in Malaysia recognized by HR professionals for their outstanding work, service delivery and support of our customers with two gold awards." Visit Crown World Mobility on the web at www.crownworldmobility.com
 
Matson Begins Production on New "Kanaloa Class" Ships for Hawaii
Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, today announced the start of production on two new combination container and roll-on/roll-off ("Con-Ro") vessels for its Hawaii fleet that are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2019 and second quarter of 2020, respectively. After a small ceremony at General Dynamics NASSCO's shipyard in San Diego, the cutting of steel plates began, initiating the construction work to build both ships.
 
The DeWitt Companies Thanks You for Your Contributions
Thanks to your generous donations; The DeWitt Companies raised a total of $3,210 for breast cancer awareness, research, and education. Throughout the month of October and during IAM 2017 you came to our booth, participated in the drawing, took photos next to our backdrop and -- most importantly -- donated to a great cause. We look forward to doing it all again next year. Thank you for working with us to Send Cancer Packing.

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

The number of containerships in hot or cold lay-up has fallen to 114, from 136 in the past two weeks. Alphaliner warned that newbuild deliveries and M&A activity could reverse the downward trend. The analyst said the amount of idle cellular tonnage had declined from 520,365 teu to 464,802 teu, or 2.2% of the total global fleet, due to "unusual strength during the traditionally slow winter season".
 
Truckers in Washington state are meeting with lawmakers to discuss options for addressing the state's shortage of truck parking, an issue which is expected to face added pressure once the federal requirement for use of electronic logs takes effect next week.
 
Even as China embraces ride sharing and delivery drones, and builds vast networks of airports and high-speed rail, it still depends on long-haul trucks to carry 80% of its cargo.
 
U.K.-EU supply chains are at the breaking point as the fallout from Brexit begins to take hold. Almost two-thirds (63%) of European Union businesses that work with suppliers located in the United Kingdom expect to move some part of their supply chains out of the U.K. as a result of the Brexit decision last year.
 
Dubai-based ground handler dnata, and a consortium of supply chain firms, has successfully completed a proof-of-concept test for a logistics platform that tracks supply chain transactions using hyper-secure blockchain technology. According to stakeholders in the project, the new system can eliminate redundant data and improve visibility and transparency.
 
The two nations have agreed upon mutually-beneficial maritime developments in safety, navigation, port costs and registration, according to a report from industry news outlet Seatrade Maritime.