ePortal Newsletter September 27, 2018

September 27, 2018

In this Issue:

  • Hurricane Florence Relief: IAM Here 2 Help in Action!
  • Walt Begins his Journey to DC - Great photos!
  • Only 8 Days until the 56th IAM Annual Meeting
  • YP Social Mixer Sold Out

Hurricane Florence Relief: IAM Here 2 Help in Action!

 
 

Thank you to IAM Members, SIRVA, Inc. and First Class Moving Systems for coordinating and donating trucking services to transport 7 pallets of medical and health supplies from Florida to North Carolina to support the relief effort for Hurricane Florence. This shows the power of the IAM Network to respond in desperate situations through IAM .

 
 
 
 
 
 

Walt Begins his Journey to DC - Great photos!

 
 

As we reported earlier, Premiere Van Lines President and adventure enthusiast Walt Peniuk will be taking on one of his greatest challenges yet by trekking from Mississauga, Canada, to National Harbor for this year's IAM Annual Meeting. Walt is running and biking the entire distance to raise fund for IAM's new charity, IAM Here 2 Help. He is collecting funds at his .

 

The journey has begun. See Walt's Bike/Run Facebook page to keep up to date!

 

 

Only 8 Days until the 56th IAM Annual Meeting

 
 

Are you ready for the big meeting? What are you doing to prepare? Read , download the , and don’t forget to bring a light sweater or jacket. If you are a first-time attendee, you need to see this list. Also, use #iamovers in your tweets and Instagram posts so they can be easily viewed in the mobile app.

 
 
 
 
 
 

YP Social Mixer Sold Out

 
 

This year’s YP Social Mixer at the Annual Meeting is sold out. However, limited tickets may be available for sale at the registration desk. No tickets will be sold at the door of the event.

 

A reminder to all of those that have already purchased a ticket or are a YP to please bring a photo ID to the event.

 

Thank you to this year’s Social Mixer sponsor !

 
 
 
 

 

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Member News

 

Rémy Rohrbach appointed Office Manager at ACR International Mobility Geneva

 
 

Michel Gobbo, CEO of , says, “Rémy has a long experience in international moving which is a real asset for ACR. Highly motivated, calm, loyal and reliable, he helps running ACR. His duties are: pre-move surveys, coordination of moves, coaching. In addition, he manages the ACR packers and drivers as well as the operation agenda.”

 

Arpin International Group hires Jeanette Tomaselli as domestic/international move coordinator

 
 

Arpin International Group announced today that Jeanette Tomaselli has been hired as a domestic and international move coordinator. Tomaselli’s responsibilities will include the coordination of door-to-door household goods shipments, including import, export and relocations for clients, agents and individuals.

 

Tomaselli has more than 12 years of experience in the global relocation industry. Prior to joining Arpin, she served as a global move specialist with Interconex and as a relocation coordinator with McCollister’s Transportation. In her previous positions, she was responsible for determining client relocation needs, managing logistical aspects of client relocations, and administrative support.

 

Linda Rovekamp joins De Haan relocation

 
 

We are very pleased to announce the strengthening of relocation, with the appointment of Linda Rovekamp as Manager Corporate Desk, effective September 1st, 2018. Linda brings over 15 years of international moving industry experience, having previously worked for several international moving companies in the Netherlands. Besides the fact that Linda was part of an expat family herself – raised in China, Japan, India and the US - she is a well-respected professional on the international scene through IAM and FIDI. Linda will focus on the growing international moving business for the corporate market, ensuring a high standard of customer service satisfaction. Linda - together with Wouter, Gert and Lennert - will be attending the IAM conference in Washington, DC in October.

 

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Industry News

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday announced a set of enhancements that it plans to make to its umbrella computer system, known as the Automated Commercial Environment or ACE.

 

Approximately 80% coastal member states of the United Nations have some form of cabotage laws governing foreign maritime activity in their domestic coastal trades, according to an independent analysis conducted by the Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI), a leading international research center on maritime and seafarers’ law.

 

Premiere Van Lines President and adventure enthusiast Walt Peniuk will be taking on one of his greatest challenges yet by trekking from Mississauga, Canada, to National Harbor for this year's IAM Annual Meeting. Walt is running and biking the entire distance to raise fund for IAM's new charity, IAM Here 2 Help. He is collecting funds at his Crowdrise page.

 

Intermodal rail-truck service may not be as fast as trucking, at least in most transportation lanes, but Adam Achten, vice president of rail relationships at Schneider, says it does offer the consistency that many shippers are looking for.

 

The American Logistics Aid Network continues to receive requests for – and offers of – warehousing and logistics services to support hurricane response.

 

U.S. Southern Command’s humanitarian assistance program conducts Defense Department-approved activities within its area of responsibility in conjunction with partner nations to alleviate human suffering, disease, hunger and privation, particularly in regions where those needs may pose major challenges to the civilian populace.

 

To get rid of the need for a driver, French state-owned railway SNCF will upgrade its existing trains and use century-old tracks to keep costs down. The first prototypes will be ready within five years.