ePortal Newsletter January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019

In this Issue:

  • Bad News for Transferees: US Senate Does Not Vote on Bill to Prevent U.S. Customs from Selling Transferee Personal Data
  • Contracting out DoD's Household Goods Functions
  • IAM in Partnership with Association Revenue Partners
  • Cargo Express Was Here 2 Help Following Powerful Storm
  • Membership Renewal Season is Upon Us
  • IAM Hall of Honor Call for 2019 Nominations

Bad News for Transferees: US Senate Does Not Vote on Bill to Prevent U.S. Customs from Selling Transferee Personal Data

In late 2018, a coalition of military and moving associations including IAM urged the U.S. Senate to swiftly pass into law Senate Bill 998, the Moving Americans' Privacy Protection Act, before the end of the year. This bipartisan legislation would have prevented the U.S. Customs and Border Protection from selling personally identifiable information from international moves, including Social Security numbers and passport data, to third-party data brokers.

 

Contracting out DoD's Household Goods Functions

 
 

USTRANSCOM submitted a Request for Information (RFI) on Fed Biz Ops asking for respondents to reply with their interest in, and capability to perform DoD's household goods functions. The RFI seemed to imply that USTRANSCOM was interested in a commercial capability to perform both the current DoD role, as well as responsibility for a move manager role. This is a HUGE change to the current program.

 
 
 
 
 
 

IAM in Partnership with Association Revenue Partners

IAM has signed a contract with Association Revenue Partners to sell ads on the IAM website, IAM Connected, and in our newsletters. Please welcome their calls as they try to help your company be seen by the whole membership. if you have any questions.

 

Cargo Express Was Here 2 Help Following Powerful Storm

 
 

From October 21 through November 2, Typhoon Yutu cut a deadly swath in the Pacific Ocean. The extremely powerful tropical cyclone caused catastrophic damage to the islands of Tinian and Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as the Philippines. The storm left 23 dead in its wake.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Membership Renewal Season is Upon Us

By now, you have seen something from IAM about renewing your membership, whether in one of our newsletters or your mail or email. We know you value all the benefits IAM membership provides and we value your support of the association. to learn how to renew today.

 

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Member News

 

Stevens International Welcomes Rebecca Weiss to the Team

 
 

Stevens International Forwarders is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Weiss as Department of State (DOS1) Relocation Coordinator to the organization’s government relocation team. She will be responsible for coordinating customer moves, overseeing evaluations for household goods and tonnage reports, as well as assisting with billing and insurance management.

 

“We are excited that Rebecca is joining our team and anticipate the outstanding support she will provide to her customers and colleagues alike,” stated Lisa Beranich, Managing Director of Stevens International Forwarders. “Rebecca’s sales background makes her the perfect fit for this position – we look forward to her accomplishments as she succeeds with Stevens.”

 

Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in history from University of Colorado Boulder and served as Consultative Sales Associate with Nordstrom prior to her current role with Stevens International. Additionally, she has also completed the IAM Learning Introduction to Move Coordination course, which provides industry professionals with collaborative membership opportunities for expanding their credentials on behalf of the organizations they serve. Rebecca is distinguished as being the first candidate to successfully complete the program and is recognized among the original members of the IAM association.

 

Arpin Van Lines’ drivers deliver 93,000 wreaths to veteran cemeteries on National Wreaths Across America Day

 
 

Arpin Van Lines’ drivers and agents from locations across the country volunteered to collect and deliver remembrance wreaths to be laid at veteran cemeteries on National Wreaths Across America Day on December 15.

 

“This is our sixth year participating in Wreaths Across America Day, and we are proud to be a part of this national movement to honor our veterans,” said Anthony Uriati, vice president of operations for Arpin Van Lines. “This event is a carefully coordinated nationwide effort among our drivers and agents to pick up the wreaths, transport and deliver them to veteran cemeteries across the country. It has become a valued tradition here at Arpin, which our drivers look forward to each year.”

 

Combined, Arpin drivers and agents delivered 23 truckloads, which carried 10,331 boxes containing 92,979 wreaths, to veteran cemeteries across the United States for remembrance ceremonies.

 

Andy Roller Joins the Stevens International Team

Stevens International Forwarders is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Roller as the team’s International Pricing and Vendor Supply Chain Manager. He will develop pricing models for overseas partners and corporate customers while analyzing estimation costs for international moves.

 

“We are excited to welcome Andy, whose strong international operations background will complement the extensive knowledge and experience of our team,” stated Lisa Beranich, Managing Director of Stevens International Forwarders. “He is dedicated to supporting the Stevens International standard of delivering excellent customer service.”

 

Andy brings over nine years of experience in the international moving industry and holds a FIDI Essential in International Moving (EiM) certificate. He served as Freight Forwarder with Africa Trans and Graebel Movers International, Inc. Andy also acted as International Rates and Tariffs Analyst for Hilldrup Companies, Inc. and International Relocation Coordinator with Paramount Transportation Systems, Inc. prior to his current role with Stevens International.

 

Outside of his commitment to Stevens International and its customers, Andy enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his daughter’s soccer team, and is a football fanatic.

 

Mark O’Neil appointed as Director of Operations at Bliss Moving & Logistics

 
 

Bliss Moving & Logistics, a part of the Bliss Corporation group, has appointed Mr. Mark O’Neil as the new Director of Operations

 

In particular, he will manage and lead Bliss Moving & Logistics’ Operational Department in all the company’s fundamental activities with the aim to enhance the achievements of the company’s objectives.

 

Mark has thirty years’ experience in the Global Mobility sector, in managing all the aspects involving the international transfer and relocation processes.