ePortal Newsletter Dec. 18, 2019

December 18, 2019

In this Issue:

  • Are You Concerned About Consolidation in the Moving Industry?
  • December's Prospective Members: Where They Do Business
  • Annual Membership Renewal Due Jan. 2
  • The Professional Cooperation Guidelines Have Been Updated
  • IAM's Holiday Schedule

IAM ePortal Newsletter

Consolidation in the Moving Industry

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Are You Concerned About Consolidation in the Moving Industry?

Listen to the podcast IAM recently recorded with industry experts Ray daSilva of Mobility Exchange LLC, Mark Oakeshott of Mark Oakeshott Consulting LLC, and IAM President, Chuck White, where they discuss the recent wave of mergers and acquisitions and get their take on how to position yourself and your company in this changing industry landscape.

December's Prospective Members: Where They Do Business

Every month, IAM publishes a list of . This is the list of your new potential business partners brought to you by IAM. Click on the map above to get a better view of where your new colleagues are.

IAM Learning

Annual Membership Renewal Due Jan. 2

It is that time of year again, when IAM members renew their memberships. We value all our members and look forward to everyone having a long and valuable stay as IAM members. Dues notices went out in early December. if you have any questions.

The Professional Cooperation Guidelines Have Been Updated

The set of industry norms established and maintained by the FIDI Global Alliance has been updated and its 2019 edition is available for review on the (login required). The Guidelines serve as an operational manual and best practices document for how companies in the moving industry should work together to service international shipments, whether as booker, origin, or destination agent. Please replace any older version of the PCGs you may have in-house by the 2019 edition.


IAM encourages each Member company to read through the PCGs and acknowledge that it will agree to abide by these principles. Companies with validated listings on the IAM Mobility Exchange can upload their completed acknowledgement form to the platform to demonstrate their commitment to abide by the minimum service levels specified in the document. Please note that only companies who have uploaded a completed acknowledgment form, hence demonstrating their commitment to abide by the PCGs, will be given authorization by IAM to display the ‘PCGs’ logo (in its full version only).


IAM would like to thank FIDI for sharing the PCGs as an industry document. It demonstrates the ongoing spirit in which industry organizations can work together in an open and transparent manner to create a more conducive environment for our respective members to conduct business and provide the best possible service to their customers.

IAM Mobility Exchange

IAM's Holiday Schedule

IAM's office will be closed on Dec. 24 and will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Jan. 2. We wish all our members and staff a joyous winter holiday and New Year's celebration.



Member News


Passing of Joseph Hollander

Joseph Albert Hollander, age 98, passed away in Glenview, IL with his sons Jon and David by his side on Saturday, November 30, 2019. He was born on August 21, 1921 in Chicago, IL to Joseph A. Hollander and Ruth Hollander. Joseph attended Funston grade school, Lane Technical High School, Northwestern University and Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. Joseph proudly served in the US Navy with the rank of Lieutenant from 1941 to 1945. On June 16, 1948 he married Shirlee Jasper. Together they had a daughter and two sons. Joseph entered the family business of Hollander Storage & Moving, started by his grandfather and, along with his brother, ushered the company into a new era of trucking and warehousing. He and Shirlee enjoyed traveling & bike riding together as well as spending time with family. He is survived by his sons, Jon (Betty) and David (Sylvia); six grandchildren; his brother Richard Hollander, sister Mary Winter and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirlee and his daughter Nancy Paullin. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am at Edgebrook Lutheran Church, 5252 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL. The family will greet friends at church on Saturday from 9:30 am until time of service. No flowers, please.

Victory Van Corp. Featured on News for work with Toys for Tots

Victory Van Corporation's George Zane for their work in supporting Toys for Tots. is a program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that provides free toys to less fortunate children during the winter holidays. Victory was able to coordinate some logistics for the program this year, collecting and storing donated toys and then delivering them to the Marine Corps, which will then distribute them to the children.

Sixth Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament raises over $45,000 for charity, $175,000 over past 6 years

The Arpin Charitable Fund announced today that its Sixth Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament, held at the Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut, Massachusetts, has successfully raised $45,856 for charity.


The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, was formed to help those in need during natural disasters, or when unfortunate circumstances arise, by participating in community-based volunteer projects and fundraising events throughout the year.

Pickfords leads historic relocation of NATO HQ

Pickfords Business Solutions led a consortium of companies last year to move NATO headquarters in Brussels to a new 254,000 square metre building just across the road.

Relocation Services Global Colombia SAS joins OMNI

After many years as an active OMNI member in Venezuela, Mudanzas Internacionales Global CA have had their subsidiary office in Colombia approved as an OMNI member, effective 1st of January 2020.

Kent Relocation Group Acquires Expat International

Kent Relocation Group has announced their acquisition of Expat International, an iconic global Relocation and Immigration business headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

Kent Relocation Services Expat International


In announcing the purchase Steve Alves, CEO of the Kent Relocation Group said “We are delighted to have secured this prestigious and well-respected business within the Mobility sector”. The business and team at Expat International have a highly regarded reputation of delivering first-class service to all their clients and partners and is a perfect fit to further develop both the Kent Group and Expat. Expat International’s in-house relocation and immigration divisions demonstrate a winning model of coordinated mobility management.”

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