ePortal Newsletter June 22, 2018

June 22, 2018

In this Issue:

  • Early Bird Pricing Still Available – Register by July 6
  • Booths Available Today but Maybe Not Tomorrow
  • IAM Pays Members More Than $200,000 USD to Settle RPP Claims
  • Register for the 5K at the IAM Annual Meeting
  • Watch Walt Run

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Early Bird Pricing Still Available – Register by July 6

Don’t let this money-saving opportunity fly by. Register before July 6 to cash in on savings at IAM’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. That is a savings of $255 per person. We can all use some savings, so register now and enjoy a little extra money in your pocket.

Booths Available Today but Maybe Not Tomorrow

Are you putting off registering to exhibit at the Annual Meeting in October? We still have some spaces left but we might not for long. Once the opportunity is gone, it is gone for good. Reserve your spot today and get in front of all your IAM colleagues.

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IAM Pays Members More Than $200,000 USD to Settle RPP Claims

Following the final claims review for the 2017 fiscal year, IAM has paid out $200,514.01 USD to settle qualified Unpaid Invoice Compensation claims submitted through the Receivable Protection Program (RPP).

Read about more about how IAM directly benefited members in 2017.

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Register for the 5K at the IAM Annual Meeting

The 5K Fun Run is officially coming back to the IAM Annual Meeting! Register to participate and take in the beautiful grounds of National Harbor while running or walking to benefit the moving industry charities, IAM Here 2 Help, and Move for Hunger. The race will be held on Thursday, October 4, at 3 pm. 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.

Register today!

Watch Walt Run

IAM member and adventure enthusiast Walt Peniuk will be running and biking from his company headquarters in Toronto to National Harbor to kick off the 2018 IAM Annual Meeting and Expo.


“It should take about eight or nine days,” he says, “running 21 kilometers and biking 80 kilometers each day.” His mission in this undertaking, he adds, "is to raise money and create awareness for Here 2 Help through the IAM brand.”


It is hoped that other enthusiasts along the 792-km journey between Canada and the Washington, DC area will take up the challenge to join him along the route. Walt’s adventure will culminate with the 5K FUN/RUN at the start of the IAM Annual Meeting. Like the Walt’s Run Facebook page and contribute directly to his success be donating to the Walt’s Run Crowdrise page!



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Member News


Arpin agent supports traveling education exhibit to teach history of WAA

Wreaths Across America, the national nonprofit best known for the annual wreath-laying ceremonies that take place at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 1,400 veteran cemeteries across the country each December, has a simple mission: Remember, Honor and Teach. Don Queeney, owner of Virginia-based Hampton Roads Moving and Storage, an agent of Arpin Van Lines, is helping to put this mission into practice.

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Rob O’Donnell, PHR, joins Aires as Vice President of Organizational Development

Aires is pleased to announce that Rob O’Donnell, PHR, has joined the company as Vice President of Organizational Development. In his role, Rob will be responsible for leading the Human Resources department at Aires and work to decrease organizational effort while increasing positive results, growing Aires’ return on management.

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Gil Stauffer Receives the Award to the Best Removal Company Delivered by the Newspaper "La Razon" On Its 1st Edition Of Transportation and Logistics Prizes

Gil Stauffer has been awarded by the Spanish newspaper La Razón with the 1st Prize for the best company in the category of removals. This company, which was founded in 1905 with a small warehouse in the center of Madrid (Spain), has already been in existence for 113 years. During his long career Gil Stauffer opened new specialized sections, branches throughout Spain and Canary and Balearic Islands, became the undisputed leader in international removals in Spain, etc. But, according to his Press Release and Marketing Manager, Miss Charo Álvaro, the key of success to go so far, has been the devotion to customer service: "Customer satisfaction is our greatest satisfaction, because at last and at the end, who entrusts us with his move, is putting his things in our hands and, therefore, a little also their lives and this is something very important. It is something that carries a lot of responsibility".


Under these premises and in a beautiful act that took place at the headquarters of La Razón, the awards were given to companies from various sectors related to different categories of the transport and logistics arena and Gil Stauffer had been nominated as best moving transport company. Thus, Raquel Amo, Managing Director of Gil Stauffer received the Award from the Secretary of State for Infrastructure and Transport, Julio Gómez Pomar, together with the director of La Razón, Francisco Marhuenda.

Mark Oakeshott Starts Consultancy Business

Mark Oakeshott, a well-known face in the international moving industry for many years, has set up a new business, Mark Oakeshott Consulting, to provide the benefit of his experience to moving companies that are growing, need representation, expanding or facing challenges.


Mark worked for many years with SIRVA. He left the company in March 2016 and worked as a consultant for a short while before joining Crater in October of that year. He stayed with the company, helping it to promote its popular video survey service, until March 2018.


His new consultancy service aims to help small and medium-sized organizations work through the challenges of a rapidly evolving industry and an exceedingly competitive market. “Unless some moving companies face reality in terms of their costs, strategy and technology, they are going to have some challenges,” he said. “I think my experience has given me the ability to help them.”

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Arpin International Group donates food and hygiene packs to Ramadan Sharing Fridges

Arpin International Group – Middle East and DASA International Movers joined forces to support the Ramadan Sharing Fridges initiative yesterday at the Octane Car Service Centre in Al Quoz, Dubai. Volunteers from the two companies donated 500 food packs and 200 hygiene packs and helped hand them out to the laborers in the area who queue up every day during Ramadan to receive meals to break their religious fast.

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Industry News

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Israeli Entrepreneur Races Tesla to Get Electric Trucks on Road

Tevva Motors Ltd., headed by a former Israeli submariner who’s vying with Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. to develop electric-powered trucks, secured a major investment that will enable it put the vehicles on the road this year. Fifteen 7.5-ton electric-powered trucks will be delivered to UPS Inc. in the U.K. this summer, following a successful trial last year, and the company is in expansion talks with 30 logistics firms worldwide, including the U.S., Europe, China, Israel and India.


Freight management app ‘Kangaruu’ launches service

Another freight management startup called Kangaruu has entered the digitalization landscape, releasing its logistics management platform for shippers and brokers in the trucking industry.


Pirates’ Strategies and Countermeasures in the South China Sea

The South China Sea averages about 150 piracy incidents per year but can see spikes of activity that push it up to 550. Almost 30 percent of worldwide maritime traffic travels through the area. This includes all of the European goods to China, and almost all of the oil from the Persian Gulf to South East Asia.


U.S. Coast Guard Receives International Recognition for Hurricane Response

As the 2018 hurricane season opens, the international maritime community recognized the Coast Guard for its efforts last year to restore safe marine navigation in waterways hit by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.


What is The Future for the Global Container Shipping Industry?

A new report produced by the TT Club and global management consulting firm McKinsey looks at what the future may hold for the container industry over the next 25 years.


The Future of Transportation Is Straight Out of Science Fiction

Personal space travel? Self-driving cars? Helicopter taxis? The future of transportation is upon us, and it reads like a science fiction novel.


Tariffs present different global supply chain situations for shippers

For nearly 18 months, or even longer, there have been steady gains in United States-bound imports from China, with much of it due to the pending, now actual, tariffs, which have been by viewed by many at protectionist measures.


Port Kembla Reopens After Bulker Blaze

A fire in the hold of a bulker ship on Monday briefly closed Australia’s Port Kembla, the second-largest coal export port in New South Wales state, stopping shipping for eight hours.


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