eGov/Mil Newsletter: April 4, 2019
In this Issue:
- IAM Responds to USTRANSCOM Press Release on Meeting with Industry Leadership
- Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) Industry Day #2 Q&A Posted on FBO
- Navy JPPSO Industry Day Teleconferences
- JPPSO-MA Pre-Peak Season Meeting 16 April
- JPPSO-NW Partnership with Industry Luncheon
- JPPSO-MA Announces Military/Industry Day (UPDATE)
- IAM President Meets with APL
IAM Responds to USTRANSCOM Press Release on Meeting with Industry Leadership
IAM’s President issued a press release to provide his perspective on the Moving Industry Association meeting held with the USTRANSCOM Commander on 14 March. Following that meeting USTRANSCOM issued a press release stating all attendees agreed the existing program “no longer makes sense.” See the IAM response.
Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) Industry Day #2 Q&A Posted on FBO
USTRANSCOM Acquisitions Directorate (TCAQ) posted questions and answers from Industry Day #2 on the GHC to the fbo.gov webpage. Download the Q&A document and see all related documents on the GHC effort.
Navy JPPSO Industry Day Teleconferences
JPPSO-SE hosted Household Goods Industry Day in the Cloud on 26 March. This was the first of four Navy Household Goods Industry Days. The agenda included topics such as customer communication; Code 2; pre-approvals; and challenges in the region. See the slides that were presented.
There are two remaining Navy industry days. JPPSO-SW is Tuesday, April 9th at 1 pm Eastern time. And CPPSO Norfolk is Thursday, April 11th at 10 am Eastern.
JPPSO-MA Pre-Peak Season Meeting 16 April
The JPPSO-MA Pre-Peak Season TSP conference will be on 16 April at 0900 Eastern. The location this year will be in the JPPSO Building at 9325 Gunston Road Bldg 1466 Fort Belvoir, VA. You are invited to attend and there will also be a teleconference line available. Please contact TSgt Falcon (firstname.lastname@example.org; 703-806-4900) if you will be attending in person. The dial in for the teleconference is 703-806-1175.
JPPSO-NW Partnership with Industry Luncheon
JPPSO-NW Industry partnership luncheon is 18 April at 0900 Pacific Time. See the RSVP information and attendance details. Completed RSVPs must be returned not later than 10 April. There is a $10 fee per attendee.
JPPSO-MA Announces Military/Industry Day (UPDATE)
JPPSO-NC Commander, Maj Heath Horton, sent IAM notice that in preparation for the 2019 Peak Season, he is hosting a Military/Industry Day in Colorado Springs on 2 May, 2019. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to MSgt Fabian Goncalves at email@example.com; new RSVP date is not later than 5 April. See the electronic invitation and further details.
IAM President Meets with APL
IAM President Charles White met with senior representatives of APL recently to discuss a number of topics, to include the USTC outsourcing initiative for household goods and its potential effects on the international market; current status of the US Flag vessel fleet; changes occurring with the International Shippers Association; and all the variables effecting west coast port congestion; e.g., rail issues, chassis shortages, the tariff environment, truck and driver shortages and increasing trucking rates.
APL is working hard on LA-LB port congestion mitigation actions and believe they will see improvement soon. TSPs are reminded to update DPS and their customers on significant delays caused by port congestion, and ensure PPSOs understand the source of delays and what actions you have taken to help resolve the situation.