ePortal Newsletter Ocotber 11, 2018

October 11, 2018

In this Issue:

  • IAM Annual Meeting one of the Best Yet
  • Terry Head: The Next Chapter
  • Way to go Enrique Lopez of Hasenkamp, winner of the IAM Here 2 Help and Move for Hunger 5k Race
  • Walt's Bike/Run Raises Money for IAM Here 2 Help


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IAM Annual Meeting one of the Best Yet


IAM’s 56th Annual Meeting was a celebration of Terry Head’s long career at IAM, a welcome for current Senior Vice President Charles White, who will be taking the helm in January, and a look into the future of the industry and the association. The future is bright! There was also the usual business, meetings, social networking, and more. In the coming weeks, IAM will be posting the presentations and other news from the conference. Thank you to the IAM members for making it such a success!

Terry Head: The Next Chapter


IAM President Terry Head was recently featured in a story by Steve Jordan of , concerning Head's planned departure from the association at the end of the year, after 21 years of service. As Head has often remarked, he is not retiring but rewiring.


"At the end of December this year, Terry Head, IAM’s charismatic president (International Association of Movers), will retire from the role. Steve Jordan spoke to him to get his thoughts after 50 years in the industry and 21 years working with the world’s largest moving association."

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Way to go Enrique Lopez of Hasenkamp, winner of the IAM Here 2 Help and Move for Hunger 5k Race


The 5k race to raise money for and was a huge success. Participants ended up raising nearly $10,000 for these two important charities. The runners and walkers enjoyed scenic National Harbor as they beat feet over the course. All who participated got a medal to hang around their neck and hopefully store in a place of prominence as a token of the important work their fun afternoon supported. The winner, Enrique Lopez, crossed the finish line at just over 18 minutes. Congratulations Enrique, and all who participated!

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Walt's Bike/Run Raises Money for IAM Here 2 Help


Walt Peniuk, president of , ran and bicycled more than 900 kilometers from Toronto to Washington, DC to raise money for , a charitable non-profit that connects and coordinates relief efforts of the global mobility industry during humanitarian crises or natural disasters. He used and leading up to the IAM Annual Meeting this past week and a number of donations were made at the Annual Meeting. Thanks for all you did, Walt!


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Member News


Chris Duello Joins Western Express Forwarding Team Upper Marlboro, MD, September 26, 2018


is pleased to announce that Chris Duello has joined the company as Vice President of Government Services. In this role, he will lead the government service teams for all international and domestic GSA, Department of State and Department of Defense business.


Chris brings to Western Express 20 plus years of international moving and relocation experience. Having held management positions at UniGroup Worldwide and New World International, Chris will have primary responsibility to drive increased growth and service excellence in his new position at Western.


Chris is well known to the international agency network and provides the unique insight of having managed offices in Shenzhen and Guangzhou China.

Seegmuller Group announces transfer of corporate and international activities to France Global Relocation


Jean-Charles Seegmuller, CEO of the , is pleased to announce the transfer of its corporate and international activities to the FRANCE GLOBAL RELOCATION company. This rapprochement follows the acquisition of FRANCE GLOBAL RELOCATION in 2017 by the SEEGMULLER GROUP, as a result of which our corporate clients and partners are provided with a one-stop shop service. The current team remains in place and welcomes people with expertise in relocation, immigration, tenancy management issues etc. The reorganization of the SEEGMULLER GROUP increases the visibility of the group’s different activities. The brand SEEGMULLER will keep on expanding its removal activities on the domestic market.

Gerson Relocation welcomes Joe Quinlivan to its pricing and supply chain team


Gerson Relocation, the global moving and relocation company, is extremely happy to announce the appointment of Joe Quinlivan to its supply chain management team based in the UK.


Joe will be responsible for leading the competitive commercial aspects of our moving business and supply chain management. He will work closely with our account teams and our agents’ business across the AGM Group to ensure we provide the best possible service and remain competitive.


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Industry News


The air cargo industry is already considering one-person flight crews. Self-flying planes may be next.


Synergy Group has launched a new counselling service aimed at improving mental health support for sea and shore-based maritime personnel. iCALL is a free psychological helpline for the worldwide maritime community available 24/7 in nine different languages via phone, email and the chat-based nULTA App.


Apple’s new Measure App could be one of their best features yet, but has it been created as a novelty or are Apple’s intentions to replace the good old tape measure, and how could this benefit the removals industry?


There have a lot of questions regarding the state of capacity in the trucking market and whether the market is adding capacity or losing it. The surge of new truck orders suggests that the industry is growing, but most of the answers to date have been subjective.


Pressure is mounting on container ports to improve efficiency in terminal operations, as wholesale change in the shipping industry continues to increase competition and drive down revenue per box.


U.S. logistics hiring surged in September at the fastest pace in a year, as warehousing and transportation companies ramping up for peak season added 23,800 jobs.


The Port of San Diego continues to work with federal, state and local officials to investigate and repair the damage from a ransomware cyberattack uncovered last week. The port commission is expected to get a closed-door briefing on the attack at its Tuesday meeting, according to a spokesperson. While the port has continued to operate, some of its computers and information technology systems remain disabled.


Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced the closing of the sale of the former Avondale Shipyards site to Avondale Marine, a joint venture between T. Parker Host and Hilco Redevelopment Partners, which has to redevelop the New Orleans-area property into a global logistics hub.


The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a partnership agreement with an artificial intelligence software startup to help develop autonomous navigation within the port.


The modernisation of Indian ports and liberalisation of regulations could threaten the container transhipment business of Sri Lanka’s Colombo port, according to speakers at maritime industry forums this week.