ePortal Newsletter Nov. 20, 2019

November 20, 2019

In this Issue:

  • IAM Attends Canadian Association of Movers and Virginia Moving and Warehousemen’s Association Conferences
  • Changes in the YP Management Board
  • FIDI and LACMA collaborate on FIDI PCGs
  • Alleged Debtor List Updated
  • The Portal magazine’s 2020 editorial calendar is here!
  • Dues Season is Upon Us
  • IAM Office Hours During American Thanksgiving

IAM ePortal Newsletter: SIRVA To Acquire Realogy's Global Cartus Relocation Business

Professional Cooperation Guidelines; Changes in YP Management Board

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IAM Attends Canadian Association of Movers and Virginia Moving and Warehousemen’s Association Conferences

IAM President Chuck White attended both conferences in the past week to provide updates on the latest trends affecting the industry, including the outsourcing of the DOD’s Global Household Goods Contract. IAM Vice President Brian Limperopulos joined Chuck for the CAM Conference (at left, with CAM President Nancy Irvine) where he also discussed recent trends affecting the international business along with an update on IAM’s efforts to encourage industry standardization.

Changes in the YP Management Board

Lennert De Jong of Gosselin recently joined the IAM-YP Management Board. He has more than 8 years in the business and has recently joined Gosselin in the role of Manager European Services. In Lennert’s spare time, he loves traveling, which is great if you are in this industry! Lennert is currently studying to complete his Bachelor of Business Administration and spends most hours outside of work and study trying to complete his smart home set-up or relaxing with new TV series (Designated Survivor, no spoilers please).

 

At the same time, David Nilson of Nilson Van & Storage and Nilson Worldwide is leaving the same board after multiple years of service. Thank you for your service and leadership, David!

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FIDI and LACMA collaborate on FIDI PCGs

FIDI and LACMA collaborate on FIDI PCGs

FIDI and LACMA (Latin America and Caribbean International Movers Association) signed on 21 October, 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding on the use of FIDI Professional Cooperation Guidelines.

 

The PCGs, originally developed by FIDI for the benefit of FIDI Affiliates, in June 2018. This is an important step in the industry-wide cooperation between industry organisations in the moving and relocation industry, ultimately raising the standards for everyone.

Alleged Debtor List Updated

One of IAM's includes a list of alleged debtors. That is, these are members who are alleged to owe money to another member for services rendered. , as it changes often. IAM is working to send a monthly note to all members to let them know of changes, so keep your eyes open for that.

IAM Mobility Exchange

The Portal magazine’s 2020 editorial calendar is here!

The Portal magazine will invite member contributions on a variety of topics in 2020, starting with the January/February issue:

 

Time Away: What Movers do when They’re Not Moving

 

If you’ve ever worked in a different industry, changed professions, taken a sabbatical or time away from work, or retired and “rewired,” we want to hear your story. What else have you done? What was your drive to make changes? Who did you meet along the way, and how have the people you worked with contributed to your journey? And, what advice would you give to others who may follow in your footsteps?

 

The deadline for submissions is December 15. See the full and on the IAM website.

Dues Season is Upon Us

IAM Members will start receiving dues notices for the 2020 membership year beginning in early December. Your prompt attention and payment is appreciated. If you have questions, do not see your bill, or need anything else, please . We are always glad to help!

IAM Office Hours During American Thanksgiving

The IAM office will be closed at 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 27 through Nov. 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, Dec. 2.

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Member News

 

SIRVA To Acquire Realogy's Global Cartus Relocation Business - Quick Facts

Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY) and SIRVA Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of SIRVA, Inc., have reached an agreement under which SIRVA will acquire Realogy's global Cartus Relocation business. The deal is valued at $400 million. Realogy will receive $375 million in cash at closing, and a $25 million deferred payment. Realogy intends to use a substantial majority of the proceeds to pay down corporate debt and use the balance to reinvest in the business.

Chipman Relocation & Logistics Acquires both East Side Van & Storage and West Side Moving & Storage

Chipman Relocation & Logistics is very proud to announce the acquisition of Eastside Van & Storage and Westside Moving & Storage. We'd like to give a very warm welcome to Eastside Van & Storage and Westside Moving & Storage!

Arpin Group Companies earn industry awards for outstanding supplier service and performance

Arpin Group has received several industry awards for outstanding performance and for demonstrating a high commitment to service among supply chain partners. These awards were delivered at individual company ceremonies held October 15-19, coinciding with the Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Netmove Ltda. Moves; See New Address

recently moved to a bigger and better facility and would like to share their new contact information with IAM's members. Please take note:

 

Netmove Ltda.

Rua Frei Gaspar No. 868

Jardim Piratininga

06230-000 Osasco, Sao Paulo

Brazil

+55 1142103855

Omni's Joëlle Castro receives France’s highest honour

On 22 October 2019, Joëlle Castro, Director of Mobilitas, was presented with the award Chevalier of the Legion of Honour by the French government.

 

The Legion of Honour is the highest French decoration and one of the most famous in the world. For two centuries, it has been presented on behalf of the French Head of State to reward the most deserving citizens in all fields of activity. The status of Chevalier is the equivalent of a Knighthood in the British awards system.

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