Resources & Publications

IAM communicates with its members and stakeholders using every medium. The most frequent communications are through the bi-weekly e-Portal newsletter, the bi-weekly eGov/Mil newsletter (and companion blog on the IAM Social Cafe), the IAM-YP On the Move newsletter, and through e-Blasts when the information is need-to-know for the membership.

Our website communications, including IAMovers.org and the Annual Meeting website, strive to answer all members' questions about the Association and its products and services; provide industry news and a calendar of events; and up-to-date information about membership services.

As you go through the items listed here, one product we are very proud of is one that members also contribute to: the Shipper Guides. These country-specific customs guides are constantly updated, and much of the information comes from IAM’s Core Members Management Board and other members who inform us of changes in their areas of the world.

Write for The Portal

The Portal regularly builds issues around themes, some of which are suggested by IAM members. Past topics popular among our readers include Women in the Industry, Family-Owned Businesses, Couples in Charge, Member Milestones, Logistics, Containers and Packaging, and Travel Tips. Themes and submission guidelines for upcoming issues are announced in The Portal, via email, and on the website. We welcome your theme ideas and article submissions.

For announcements on upcoming themes to which you can contribute, sign up for IAM’s ePortal distribution list.

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The Portal Magazine

Latest Issue: The Portal - Jul/Aug 2017

Issue Highlights:
  • HEADLINES / Terry R. Head
    • From Sea to Sea
  • PORTAL FOCUS: A SALUTE TO CANADA
    • O, Canada: A Vast and Diverse Landscape for Movers / Joyce Dexter
    • Contributors featured: Tippet Richardson • AMJ Campbell International • MoverOne International • King’s Global Forwarding Limited • Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd. • World Wide Overseas Moving Service Inc. • Quality Move Management • Matco Moving Solutions • T-R Westcan, Inc. • Armstrong International Movers • Voxme Software • Moveware
    • CAM: Strengthening Industry Standards and Professional Bonds in Canada / Will Kohudic
  • IAM Young Professionals (IAM-YP)
    • Young Movers Conference Recap / Margaret Kerr
    • Organizing the YMC: Challenging, Fun ... and “a Little Bit Crazy” / Agnija Usane
    • The Story of Ravello: One Lucky Dog / Francesco Argirò
    • Toronto: Full of Surprises, a City for All Seasons / Ramiro Quiros
  • Military/Government Update
    • Open Season Follow-up / Charles L. White
  • IAM Looking Back
    • Oki-Trial Proposal, 1974 / Rick Curry
  • Executive Suite
    • The Portal Special Report: Member Needs Survey Highlights IAM Strengths, Opportunities / William Kohudic
  • Maritime/Ocean Shipping
  • Movers Doing Good
  • Washington Update / Jim Wise and Bryan Vickers, PACE, LLC

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Coming Up in The Portal

In every issue of The Portal, we invite our authors to share their experiences, success stories, learning experiences, and vision with others in the moving and forwarding industry. In addition to our regular columns, feature articles for each issue are united by a central theme.

Visit our Coming Up In The Portal page to read about upcoming themes and deadlines for the next issue of the magazine, and return often, as it will change regularly.

Our Guidelines for Submitting page details regular columns to which you may submit articles and news, as well as our submission guidelines and instructions.

Our Editorial Calendar will give you a glance further into the themes of future issues.

 

Send your submission to both janet.seely@iamovers.org AND joycedexter47@comcast.net.

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