ePortal Newsletter Ocotber 25, 2018

October 25, 2018

In this Issue:

  • Terry Head Interviewed for Worldwide ERC Podcast
  • IAM Learning Saves You Time and Money
  • Last Call for Donations for Walt’s Bike/Run
  • Miss out on this Year’s IAM Annual Meeting? That’s Why We Have Videos.

Terry Head Interviewed for Worldwide ERC Podcast

while at the recent Worldwide ERC meeting for their podcast Leadership Unplugged, starring Peggy Smith. Head talks leadership, mentoring, his planned retiring/rewiring, and more. Watch the video and learn what lies ahead for Terry and a little about how he got to where he is.


IAM Learning Saves You Time and Money


Have you heard about IAM's new professional development program, IAM Learning? If not, don't worry-all you need to know is IAM Learning is your new solution for your move coordinator training needs.


While the move coordinator training program is only the first step, we believe it is a significant one for IAM members who struggle to find time to train employees who perform this vital role. With IAM Learning, you now have a time-saving solution for your employees with convenient education anytime, anywhere.


Last Call for Donations for Walt’s Bike/Run

Premiere Van Lines President Walt Peniuk biked and ran from Mississauga, Canada to National Harbor for this year’s Annual Meeting in hopes of raising funds and awareness for IAM Here 2 Help. If you haven’t had the chance to donate yet through his Crowdrise page, this is your last chance to do so as the campaign will be closing at the end of the month.


Miss out on this Year’s IAM Annual Meeting? That’s Why We Have Videos.

The videos from the IAM Annual Meeting are now on . See the videos for our Hall of Honor inductees, the 5k Fun Run for Move for Hunger and IAM Here 2 Help, tributes for some departed friends, and a loving tribute to retiring rewiring IAM President Terry Head. Videos are not a great replacement for attendance, but at least you can see some of what you missed or some of what you want to remember.



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Errol Gardiner joins Transworld in New Zealand


Errol Gardiner joined Transworld International in New Zealand to handle business development on 24 September 2018. Until recently Errol ran New Zealand Van Lines and became FIDI President in 2013.


Errol said that his remit will be to build the company’s international business. “My aim will be to provide an extra level of personalised service to agents, colleagues and customers, by elevating communication to greater heights through my personal focus in this area.”


Arpin International Group names Deena Fernandes head of operations for Arpin Middle East


Arpin International Group has named Deena Fernandes head of operations for Arpin Middle East. In her new role, Fernandes will oversee and manage all international operations in the Middle East office, including allocation of moves, data integrity, pricing, and monitoring the team’s performance.


Fernandes has been a move manager for Arpin’s Dubai office since September 2016. She has been an integral part of the team as it transitioned from Arpin’s customer care center into a central booking office. She has managed door-to-door moves for Arpin’s largest corporate clients and obtained excellent customer scores from these accounts.


Boonma handles logistics for Top Thai Brands 2018

Boonma Real Mobility Group Thailand has successfully completed the contract to manage the logistics needs of the Top Thai Brands 2018 exhibition. The contract was awarded to Boonma by the Department of International Trade Promotion and the Ministry of Commerce Thailand.


The exhibition was held in cities across Asia including Yangon, Myanmar; Kunming, China; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hanoi and Ho-Chi- Minh City, Vietnam between 10 May and 19 August, featuring over 400 Thai companies.


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Industry News


A proposed fee increase for harbor pilot services at Port Everglades, Florida will raise average pilotage by more than 100 percent on average for shipping lines that call frequently at the port, according to an analysis by Crowley Maritime Corporation, the port’s largest tenant.


Heathrow Airport has defended its peak season plans – but warned forwarders, hauliers and handlers to change their behaviour to ensure there are no congestion problems. Airport data indicates that volumes will be as strong, or stronger, than last year, when congestion became a major issue.


Workers at Croatia’s largest shipbuilding group Uljanik on Monday held their second strike in less than two months, this time over unpaid salary for September.


Turkish Cargo is preparing to move services from its current Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) hub to the Istanbul New Airport (ISL). ISL is scheduled to open on Oct. 29 of this year, and shortly after, on Dec. 31, cargo moving in belly holds of passenger aircraft will move through ISL, while Turkish Cargo’s freighter services will continue operating at IST.


Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is to re-think its strategy, examining all the airports in the group and its overall cargo plan for the Netherlands. It is a year since the airport hit its capacity constraints, leading to the loss of slots for freighter operators.


Container ports should spearhead an “Internet of Logistics” to tackle inefficiencies in global container supply chains. According to PSA International chief executive Tan Chong Meng, a “connected community” beyond the scope of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is needed to improve data sharing.