ePortal Newsletter: December 20, 2018

December 20, 2018

In this Issue:

  • Detention and Demurrage at US Ports: FMC Makes Recommendations
  • ISA Agents Message – Ocean Forward Booking Agreement – Customer Commitment
  • New Version of the Professional Cooperation Guidelines (PCGs) Now Available
  • Key Changes for 2019 Rate Filing: USTRANSCOM
  • IAMX Data Analytics On Demand Webinar
  • IAM to partner with Ad Sales Company
  • Curious about the ISO Inventory Standards?
  • New Video Available--a Retrospective of the 2018 IAM Annual Meeting
  • New Issue of The Portal Available Online Now
  • IAM Holiday Office Hours
  • IAM Hall of Honor Call for 2019 Nominations
  • AFWSF Now Accepting Applications

Detention and Demurrage at US Ports: FMC Makes Recommendations

 
 

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission recently approved Commissioner Dye's final report and recommendations on the long-standing Detention and Demurrage Petition, to which IAM was a signator. This final report essentially recognizes that a central issue is standardization (or the lack thereof) – and that each Marine Terminal Operator, port authority and carrier operated in similar, but slightly different manners.

 

ISA Agents Message – Ocean Forward Booking Agreement – Customer Commitment

 
 

The ISA Agents would like to follow up on our initial email from November 30th 2018, which is repeated below. We kindly ask the TSP's who have not responded yet, to review and confirm the FBA – Forward Booking Agreement – latest by Thursday next week, December 20th 2018.

 

New Version of the Professional Cooperation Guidelines (PCGs) Now Available

The PCGs have been developed by FIDI to 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. Access the updated version on the . Read more about IAM’s adoption of the PCGs on .

 
 
 
 
 
 

Key Changes for 2019 Rate Filing: USTRANSCOM

 
 

Please see the IAM website for in preparation for rate filing. It is not intended to be comprehensive or detailed, but provides an update on various key areas.

 

IAMX Data Analytics On Demand Webinar

 
 

IAM Mobility Exchange hosts over 7400 users per week. See what they are searching for and how effective your company profile is. An on-demand webinar on IAMX Data Analytics hosted at IAM Learning is available.

 

IAM to partner with Ad Sales Company

IAM is finalizing plans to partner with a company that will handle ad sales for our digital presence - newsletters, website, and IAM Connected. We will make a more formal announcement later, once everything is arranged and signed, and look forward to introducing you to our new partners.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Curious about the ISO Inventory Standards?

The global moving and mobility industry now has an ISO Global Standard for inventories and packing lists. and IAM will tell you exactly how your company or organization can apply these global standards.

 

New Video Available--a Retrospective of the 2018 IAM Annual Meeting

 
 

captures the spirit, camaraderie, and excitement of the 2018 Annual Meeting. More than simply a review of events, we've captured the sights and sounds of the Expo Hall, business sessions, and social events, along with attendee interviews and more. If you've never been to an Annual Meeting and have wondered what all the fuss is about, here's a glimpse of the reasons people come back year after year.

 

New Issue of The Portal Available Online Now

 
 

While you wait for your copy of the magazine to arrive in the mail, you can . The much-anticipated Annual Meeting issue features a massive photo gallery of the people and events of the meeting, as well as a final interview with Terry Head, who steps down as IAM President at the end of the month!

 

IAM Holiday Office Hours

 
 
 
 

The IAM office will close at 2:00 p.m. on Dec. 21 and will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Jan. 2. The staff had a holiday celebration on Monday this week and enjoyed a communal lunch. We are all excited for the holidays and wish all of our members the best.

 

This was also Terry Head's birthday and he was given a framed copy of a staff photo from the 2018 IAM Annual Meeting. Happy birthday, Mr. Head. We will miss you and wish you the best as you continually rewire.

 

IAM Hall of Honor Call for 2019 Nominations

 
 

Help IAM recognize the founders, innovators and leaders of the moving industry by nominating a deserving candidate for induction into the . Do you know someone who has made a major contribution to the industry including acts, deeds, or achievements? Nominations must be received by April 1.

 

The Hall of Honor was established in 2008 to pay tribute to those Industry leaders whose careers reflect exceptional and distinguished service to their companies or the Association, or who have worked to elevate the Industry as a whole. Since its inception, 50 deserving individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Honor. Nominations for this distinguished group may be submitted by any IAM member, client or customer.

 

AFWSF Now Accepting Applications

 
 

is accepting applications for Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Program. Each year, the AFWSF awards up to 10 $5,000 scholarships to students pursuing a degree in the moving, relocation, forwarding and logistics industry or related field. Applicants can also be considered for the $1000 Jackie Agner Scholarship. The deadline for applications is May 1.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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In Memoriam – Robert E. Sullivan

 
 

Bob Sullivan, SVP of Corporate Accounts, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 15.

 

Bob was a highly valued and respected member of the Arpin team and the global employee relocation industry, where he worked for over 25 years. The effects of his passing are already being felt by his fellow team members and industry colleagues.

 

A true entrepreneur, Bob’s vision helped Arpin Group to grow into a world-class organization. In addition to establishing Arpin’s overseas offices in the UK, Ireland, Germany, UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China, he also represented the company at several transportation–related organizations such as FIDI, LACMA, IAM, WERC, etc.

 

Bob graduated from the F.W. Olin School of Management at Babson College and Providence College, where he met his wife of 24 years, Donna Sullivan. Bob and Donna share three children: Michaela, Aidan, and Kaitlyn.

 

Among his many accomplishments, Bob worked tirelessly to bring awareness to childhood illnesses and served on the Board of Directors of the Rare Disease United Foundation and was actively involved in The Coalition Against Pediatric Pain.

 

Bob was a beloved colleague and friend who was devoted to his family and dedicated to his friends and colleagues. He often said the phrase, “Family first and always.” He also lived by the phrase and encouraged others to remember what is truly important in life. Bob will be greatly missed.