ePortal Newsletter May 11, 2018
In this Issue:
- Registration for Annual Meeting is in Full Swing!
- Dave Beere's 100th Birthday
- 5K Fun Run returns to IAM Annual Meeting
- New Features on the IAM Mobility Exchange (IAMX)
Registration for Annual Meeting is in Full Swing!
Registration and hotel reservations are open for all members, as are exhibit and sponsorship sales. Discount codes for YP Members were sent out last week. If you have not received yours, contact Margaret Kerr. Act now to ensure your attendance and book your hotel room with the group discount code. Download the IAM Mobile 24/7 Mobile App from the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.
Dave Beere's 100th Birthday
Many of you know Dave Beere, at least by reputation. Dave celebrates his 100th birthday on May 12. Dave is a member of the first group to be inducted into the IAM Hall of Honor, which was established in 2008. Since that time, he has remained active in the industry, serving currently as an ambassador for Matson Navigation Co. Dave lives in the Portland, Oregon area, and has attended very nearly every IAM Annual Meeting since the very first event 56 years ago. Happy Birthday Dave!
5K Fun Run returns to IAM Annual Meeting
For years, the 5K Fun Run was a staple at the IAM Annual Meeting. The last several meetings have not had this event for various reasons but now it is back! Bring your running shoes and get ready for a workout. The run will be on Thursday, Oct. 4.
New Features on the IAM Mobility Exchange (IAMX)
If you have been on IAMX this week, you will notice two new features designed to provide more tools for IAM Members when either searching for a service provider or marketing your company through IAM's dynamic digital directory. Read more about how IAM is displaying and highlighting individual memberships / credentials and making it easier to access the Country Guides on IAMX.
Lexicon Relocation Acquires UK-Based Sterling Mobility
Lexicon Relocation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Suddath Companies, is pleased to announce that it has acquired U.K.-based Sterling Mobility. The binding agreement was signed April 23, 2018, with final closing targeted for early May. The acquisition of Sterling Mobility provides Lexicon Relocation with an expanded global footprint to serve the growing and changing customer needs in the global mobility space, which includes relocation consulting, assignment management, expense management, immigration, destination and supply chain management, and several other related services. Lexicon brings Sterling customers a broadened global reach, together with industry leading technology, expanded service offerings and resources, and international move management leadership.
The Denham-Cuellar-Costa Amendment has garnered mixed reaction from the trucking industry. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) believes the amendment will help streamline interstate commerce by federalizing hours-of-service rules, but the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) believes the amendment will rob truck drivers of needed rest breaks and rightful pay.
The UK's withdrawal from the European Union is likely to increase supply chain complexity, according to speakers at the Multimodal exhibition and conference. During a session on Brexit, Peter MacSwiney, chairman of Agency Sector Management (ASM) and co-chair of the Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC) Brexit sub group said that politicians hoped that technology would be able to offset any new supply chain complexity caused by the exit from the EU.
For the past few weeks, we have been witnessing a series of debates and discussions over sustainability in shipping and the importance of cutting down CO2 emissions in order to protect the sea environment from increasing pollution. Last month in London, at a phenomenal four-day deliberation of the IMO delegates, an historic carbon dioxide reduction deal was reached, agreeing that emissions must be cut by 50 percent by 2050.
Ukraine plans to launch two major projects in Black Sea ports this year, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) said Friday, citing the country’s Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan. One of the projects envisages the construction of a container terminal in the port of Chornomorsk, while another project stipulates for the modernization of the port of Yuzhny, the USPA said in a statement.
Logistics companies are under attack from cyber criminals every single day and, historically, with some success. Now stakeholders in the community who possibly stand to lose the most in a successful attack, the maritime insurers, have released some frightening facts and offered advice to protect the interests of those occupying the central links of the supply chain.
The Canadian government will invest CA$18.4 million to improve rail infrastructure at the Port of Montreal, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced last week. The intermodal project will "optimize" the port's rail network capacity, particularly in the port's interchange zone.
Speaking at a Maritime Cyber Security Seminar in Singapore Tuesday, Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore chairman Niam Chiang Meng pledged the authority's continued support towards awareness building and capability development to help the industry boost its cyber resilience.