ePortal Newsletter Jan. 6, 2018

January 06, 2018

In this Issue:

  • IAM Senior VP Charles White to Speak at two Regional CMSA January Meetings
  • What is a Validated Listing and Why is it Important?
  • Is Your Company is Familiar with the Receivable Protection Program (RPP) Operating Rules and Regulations?
  • IAM Hall of Honor Call for 2018 Nominations
  • Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund Now Accepting Applications
  • The Jackie Agner Scholarship
  • IAM Country Guides: More than 180 Guides Available

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IAM Senior VP Charles White to Speak at two Regional CMSA January Meetings
IAM Senior Vice President Charles White is speaking at two California Moving and Storage Association Chapter meetings, held on January 10 and 11. Show you support for IAM and CMSA! Fees go to support the CMSA Scholarship fund and a number of great charities. Time is running out to register.

The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the California Moving and Storage Association's January 10 meeting will feature IAM Senior Vice President Charles White. The deadline for reservations is January 4 - details and registration information here.

The Central Valley Chapter CMSA January Chapter Meeting and Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament Fundraiser will be held on January 11, also featuring special guest speaker IAM Senior Vice President Charles White.The deadline for reservations is January 3 - details and registration information here.
 
What is a Validated Listing and Why is it Important?
Hundreds of IAM member companies have already Claimed their Mobility Exchange listings. (If your company's listing hasn't been claimed, why not? Claiming your listing is free - read more.) When you are ready to expand your listing to show your full range of qualifications and capabilities, and put your listing among the top ranks of every relevant search result, the next step is Validation.

Is Your Company is Familiar with the Receivable Protection Program (RPP) Operating Rules and Regulations?
IAM encourages all members to review the RPP Operating Rules and Regulations to ensure they will be compensated in the event one of their IAM business partners goes out of business. One key thing to remember when submitting a claim for
Unpaid Invoice Compensation through the RPP is that IAM Staff requires certain documents in order to approve a claim.
 
IAM Hall of Honor Call for 2018 Nominations
2018 marks the 10th year of the IAM Hall of Honor. Nominations may be submitted by any IAM member, client or customer. The candidates selected will be honored in October at the induction ceremonies during IAM's 56th Annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Nominations must include the nominee's name and current professional affiliation as well as the reasons you believe the candidate is deserving of this distinction. Nominations must be received at the IAM office by April 1. Contact hoh@IAMovers.org.

Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund Now Accepting Applications
The Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) is open for applications. Each year, the AFWSF awards up to 10 $5,000 scholarships to students pursuing a degree in the moving, relocation, forwarding and logistics industry or related field. The scholarship is open to applicants from around the world. Students must be an employee of an IAM member or a dependent of an employee of an IAM member. The deadline is May 1. Contact Margaret Kerr.
The Jackie Agner Scholarship
A new scholarship has been created in honor and memory of Jackie Agner, former Secretary/Treasurer of the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund and 2010 IAM Hall of Honor inductee. Applicants for the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship will have the option to be considered for the Jackie Agner Scholarship as well. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the same attributes that Jackie exemplified in her charitable and philanthropic efforts. Read more and contact Margaret Kerr.
 
IAM Country Guides: More than 180 Guides Available
The IAM Country Guides provide updated customs information for more than 180 countries and territories around the world. These comprehensive guides provide the information you need to ensure that customs processes go as smoothly as possible. Pass this resource on to the coordinators and salespeople in your office so they always have access to this information.

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Member News

Tina Borba of Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage Promoted to Vice President of International Services
Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage announced today that Tina Borba has been promoted to the position of Vice President of International Services effective immediately.
 
Fernanda Diniz Joins AAA Moving & Relocations
AAA Moving & Relocations is proud to announce that Fernanda Diniz is now an associate, bringing almost 20 years of expecience in the moving industry. Fernanda Diniz worked as commercial manager for more than 15 years at Metropolitan and almost four years at Transworld by Transworld Brazil, and is now bringing this valuable experience to AAA Moving & Relocations to better serve our clients and partners.
 
Arpin Van Lines' drivers deliver over 140,000 wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day
Arpin Van Lines' drivers and agents from locations across the Northeast, Midwest and South, volunteered to collect and deliver remembrance wreaths to be laid at veteran cemeteries on National Wreaths Across America Day on December 16.

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

As the so-called 'bomb cyclone' winter storm moves up the East Coast of the United States today, logistics companies are bracing for disruptions. SEKO Logistics said that the winter storm was, "disrupting global supply chains, with roads, airports and now [sea]ports being closed across the region." The logistics company added that ports all across the Northeast were now affected.
 
K Line, MOL and NYK are banking their future group profitability on the success of the Ocean Network Express (ONE) - the merger of the Japanese transport groups' respective container businesses scheduled for April. According to reports, the trio say they expect to save ¥50bn ($440m) in costs in the first fiscal year ending 31 March 2019m and thereafter ¥110bn a year.
 
Global airfreight volumes in November 2017 were 1.3 percent higher than the previous record, set last October, according to recently released statistics from industry analyst WorldACD Market Data.
 
Active steering is steadily moving beyond the prototype stage and is expected to become available in commercial trucks within the next couple of years. The rollout of automated steering should occur in stages, beginning with lane-keeping assistance and lane-centering capabilities, which could reach the market by 2020.
 
The port of Shanghai has set a new world record by handling over 40 million TEUs in 2017, local media reports. Shanghai aims to become China's leading international shipping, aviation and railway hub by 2040. The city has also set a goal of handling 45 million TEUs in Shanghai ports by 2040.
 
There will be a 5.6% growth in container fleet capacity this year, according to scheduled newbuild deliveries of 1.49m teu and expected in scrapping of some 350,000 teu, says Alphaliner. After 2017's slight supply-demand rebalancing, the pent-up flood of newbuild deliveries this year will be a challenge for shipowners and container lines - especially if there is a dip in demand.