ePortal Newsletter June 6, 2018

June 06, 2018

In this Issue:

  • Clear Your Conference Schedules
  • The 5K Fun Run Returns!
  • Tired of Arbitrary Demurrage and Detention Charges at US Ports?
  • ILN Most Searched Term on IAM Mobility Exchange


Clear Your Conference Schedules

IAM will be finalizing its program shortly for the 2018 Annual Meeting. Before that though, we want to ensure that you keep your schedules free so you do not miss these great sessions:

  • Knowledge Lab: The IAM Mobility Exchange: What’s New and How Your Company Can Utilize it to the Max
    October 6, 2018: 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Knowledge Lab: Future of Technology in the Moving and Mobility Industry
    October 7, 2018; 10:00 – 11:00 am


More details will be coming out shortly!


Download the IAM Mobile 24/7 App for iOS or Android and stay informed.


The 5K Fun Run Returns!

Hit the ground running at this year’s Annual Meeting and join us for the return on the 5k Fun Run while raising money for two great causes, IAM Here 2 Help and Move For Hunger.


The race will be held on Thursday, October 4, at 3 p.m. Learn more about the race and register today!


Tired of Arbitrary Demurrage and Detention Charges at US Ports?

Submit comments to the FMC to report any abuses before the end of June. In recent weeks, IAM has publicized that the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is now investigating abuses of demurrage and detention at U.S. Ports. It is critical now that IAM Members and their clients report these abuses using the dedicated Fact-Finding investigation e-mail address to send information and documentation.


To aid our members in submitting comments, feel free to download the IAM summary on the issues facing our members when they ship through US ports. It is critical though that your company provide specific examples to demonstrate how the policies at these ports affect your company and its clients.

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ILN Most Searched Term on IAM Mobility Exchange

There is a new unique dashboard feature available in the IAM Mobility Exchange (IAMX) that allows validated users to access aggregated search term information and analytics from the Directory. This year’s data reveals that “ILN Member Company” is the most searched term on the directory. Other notable top 10 searches include “Validated” and “Logistic Services Company.”


To access the IAMX Dashboard, make sure you have validated your company’s listing on Mobility Exchange and that you are logged into the site.


Are you an ILN member but have yet to validate your listing for free? If so, you are missing out on the opportunity to appear in the results for these highly searched terms. Furthermore, you can gain access to this dashboard by validating your listing. Validate today - it is free for ILN members!



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Member News


EUROMOVERS International SA and EUROVAN cooperate in the sector of Long-Distance Traffic Dispatch

EUROMOVERS International SA and EUROVAN have published their intent to more closely collaborate in the field of European Long-Distance Traffic dispatching. At the core of the cooperation is the EUROVAN central Long-Distance Traffic Disposition in Mannheim, including the working dispatchers and their internal IT-support system.


Through this closer coordination, the existing resources can be applied more goal oriented and efficiently to also result in the ability to meet all customer requirements during peak seasons.


Andreas Koelling, General Manager of EUROVAN states that the on-going reduction in available capacities and the increase in regulatory requirements make it necessary to seek alternate solutions.


Thomas Juchum, General Manager of EUROMOVERS International SA, Luxembourg, declares that through this closer collaboration we can not only meet the developments in this sector but also provide the basis for further mutual projects.


The removals market is in the process of change: On the one hand, there is a growing demand for individual, flexible transportation-service solutions, while at the same time the number of establishments active in this field is experiencing a dramatically reduction.


For further information on this development, please feel free to contact Mr. Thomas Juchum (thomas.juchum@euromovers.com) and Mr. Tobia Crisostomo (Crisostomo@eurovan.com).



Arpin International Group names Lisa Jenkins as senior international move coordinator

Arpin International Group announced that Lisa Jenkins has been hired as senior international move coordinator. Jenkin’s responsibilities will include the coordination of door-to-door household good shipments, including import, export and relocations for clients, agents and individuals.

“Lisa has been instrumental in the success of one of our biggest competitors,” said Mark Dearborn, vice president, global accounts. “We look forward to having her as a part of Arpin International Group as we continue growing the company globally.”

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FMC Demands Details on PierPass Changes at Los Angeles / Long Beach Ports
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced it has decided to issue a formal Request for Additional Information (RFAI) in response to an amendment filed in April by the parties to the West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement (WCMTOA). The amendment would change the PierPass fee structure and implement appointment systems for truckers serving facilities at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.


Panama Canal Sets New Monthly Tonnage Record (Again)

The Panama Canal set a new monthly tonnage record last month, breaking the previously-held record the third time since the opening of the Expanded Panama two years ago. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP), the autonomous agency of the Panama Government responsible for the management of waterway, said it recorded a new record of 38.1 million tons after facilitating the transit of 1,231 vessels in May 2018.


Logistics Hires Grew in May

According to the Wall Street Journal, logistics and freight transport companies added 18,700 jobs in May in order to keep up with demand in the U.S. shipping markets.


Philippines secures $173m Korea loan for new Cebu port project

Following Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to South Korea, a $172.6m loan agreement has been signed for the construction of the $199.3m Cebu International Container Port (CICT), local reports cited the Department of Finance (DOF) as saying.


Drewry Hits Out at Container Lines as Anger Builds Over Bunker Fuel Surcharges

In the face of increasing anger from shippers over emergency bunker surcharges, shipping consultant Drewry too has hit out at ocean carriers for the “failure to control costs” that left them exposed to a fuel price spike. Drewry said the EBSs were a “desperate move” by carriers that would only partially reimburse them for the surge in bunker prices.


Cargolux bans ‘hunting trophies,’ citing environmental sustainability

Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux has banned the transportation of wild game, otherwise known as “hunting trophies,” to take effect immediately. “This practice does not align with the company’s ethical engagements and policies,” said Richard Forson, CEO of Cargolux.


Uber Freight Launches ‘Fleet Mode’

Uber Freight has added a “fleet mode” to its mobile app to enable dispatchers at small fleets to find and book loads and assign them to their drivers. With this feature, dispatchers can view all available loads as well as a list of drivers with details on their schedules and availability without needing to exit the app.