ePortal Newsletter July 6, 2018
In this Issue:
- Early Bird Registration Discounts End TODAY - Friday, July 6
- International Association of Movers and FIDI Global Alliance Announce Collaboration on Professional Cooperation Guidelines
- Are You Using Mobility Exchange to Its Fullest Extent?
- Alert on Shipments into Cyprus
Early Bird Registration Discounts End TODAY - Friday, July 6
You only have today remaining to save on registration to the 2018 IAM Annual Meeting & Expo, October 5–8 in National Harbor, Maryland! Save more than 10% off the regular registration fee and more than 20% off the on-site registration fee by using the early bird rates. The last day for early bird registration is TODAY, Friday, July 6.
International Association of Movers and FIDI Global Alliance Announce Collaboration on Professional Cooperation Guidelines
FIDI Global Alliance and the International Association of Movers (IAM) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the use of the FIDI Professional Cooperation Guidelines (PCGs). The Guidelines serve as an operational manual on how companies in the moving industry should work together to service international shipments, whether as booker, origin, or destination agent.
Are You Using Mobility Exchange to Its Fullest Extent?
Make sure you and your colleagues are utilizing the full potential of IAM’s dynamic digital directory, Mobility Exchange, by viewing videos on where to find climate-controlled storage facilities, how to best search to find a desired partner in a specific location, or more information on IAM’s new partnership with FIDI on the Professional Cooperation Guidelines. All videos can be viewed on the Mobility Exchange YouTube page. They are all three minutes or less so take a quick look at how you can utilize this platform more efficiently to help your company during the busy summer season.
Alert on Shipments into Cyprus
Any appliances that do not have the CE markings on them should not be shipped to Cyprus as the customs officials in the Republic of Cyprus may confiscate them if they are found. Please also note that all shipments from Non-EU origin countries are physically inspected by customs officers.
- IAM Membership at a Glance
- Country Guides Updated: Philippines, Germany, Luxembourg
- IAM and FIDI Global Alliance Announce Collaboration on Professional Cooperation Guidelines
- University of British Columbia Student Studying Moving Industry Trust and Efficiency
- IAM and Mobilityex
- Country Guides Updated: Colombia, Angola, Guinea, Sweden, and India
- Country Guides Updated; United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom
- Electric Trucks - When will you get on board?
Arpin Group promotes Jerry Munoz to director of procurement and agency settlements
Arpin Group announced today that Jerry Munoz has been promoted to director of procurement and agency settlements. Munoz will continue to serve in his present role as regulatory compliance manager and will take on the additional responsibilities of managing Arpin Van Lines’ agent commissions settlement process as well as overseeing Arpin’s credit and collections, cash receipts and procurement functions.
Hong Kong-based 3PL Kerry Logistics has signed a deal to build a third box port in the Black Sea country of Georgia. The development will turn competition in Georgia’s port sector into a three-way race between Anaklia, the APM Terminals facility in Poti and the ICTSI-controlled container terminal at Batumi.
Delays are continuing at one of the UK's main ports – Felixstowe – three weeks after a new terminal operating system was installed.
UK forwarders hit by delays in receiving containers though the port of Felixstowe have been warned that they cannot expect any compensation.
The first deepsea container terminal in north Vietnam has opened for business. Capable of handling 14,000 teu vessels, the Haiphong International Container Terminal (HICT) could see the port serving the booming industrial region receiving mainline calls for the first time. Around 130km from Hanoi, the port of Haiphong has seen average annual growth of 14.6% since 2012 – 2017 throughput was 4.45m teu.
In the next decade, three major technological disruptions will drastically shrink demand for for-hire trucking services. Nearly 20% of for-hire truckload freight is at risk, putting the trucking industry at risk of experiencing one of the most drastic freight-demand declines in history, matched only by the great recession.
The Panama Canal on Tuesday marked the two-year anniversary of the inauguration of Expanded Panama Canal, the largest enhancement project in the waterway’s 103-year history. To date, the Canal has transited 3,745 Neopanamax vessels, exceeding the performance exceptions of Expanded Canal’s Neopanamax Locks.
Israel has asked Cyprus to examine the possibility of establishing a shipping point on the island for sending goods to the Gaza Strip, a Cypriot government spokesman said on Tuesday.
Last year, the agency audited more than 1,300 organizations, which produced 71 indictments. ICE’s acting director has pledged to boost workplace raids by 400-500 percent.
Container terminal operators in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach now expect their revised PierPass OffPeak program will go into effect in the fourth quarter instead of August as originally planned.