ePortal Newsletter Feb. 21, 2020

February 20, 2020

In this Issue:

  • Help Improve and Update IAM's Country Guides
  • IAM Mobile 24/7 How-to: Read The Portal Magazine
  • February's Prospective Members: Where They Do Business
  • Members Welcome at the IAM Office
  • IAM Learning Podcast: Let’s Talk About Payments in the Industry
  • IAM Alleged Debtor List
  • AFW Scholarship Now Accepting Applications
  • Coronavirus Update
  • US Customs Is Blocking Car Exports From New York

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Coronavirus Update; Alleged Debtor List

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Help Improve and Update IAM's Country Guides

are the most-used resource on our website. IAM Staff will be reaching out to many members who may have specialized knowledge of their countries' laws and rules regarding importing and exporting used household goods. Please keep an eye out for an email about this in the coming weeks.


In the meantime, if you want to look at your country's listing and see if it is accurate, please do so. Send any corrections to .

IAM Mobile 24/7 How-to: Read The Portal Magazine

Keep Abreast of Industry News

Did you know that The Portal Magazine is in your mobile app? Here's how you find it. Download the app from the or . Open the app and select the circle at the bottom of the screen that says "Menu." Next, scroll up until you see The Portal Magazine and select that. The digital versions are indexed here going back to January/February 2019.


If you have questions or comments about the app, or simply message him in the mobile app.

IAM Learning

February's Prospective Members: Where They Do Business

Every month, IAM publishes . 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 prospective colleagues are.


Members Welcome at the IAM Office

JK meets with IAM

IAM welcomed several members to the office last week: First, Joshua Rose and David Cox from JK Moving stopped by to discuss the latest industry news before breaking for lunch. A few days later, IAM received a visit from George Zane of Victory Van International to discuss the IAM Logistics Network (ILN). Later that same day, Dawn Hasil from Move One stopped by to talk about Move One’s growing network and a range of other industry issues.


If you are in the Washington, DC area, please feel free to come join us at the office. We love to see our members!

IAM Learning Podcast: Let’s Talk About Payments in the Industry

Global moving companies rely on quick payment of invoices in order to maintain their service levels and quality. When payment stretches out well past the payment terms specified, it puts undue stress on these service providers. In this podcast, we will discuss the state of payments in the industry, the different reasons why payments may be delayed, and what sort of steps your company can take to protect its receivables. , , and will join IAM’s to discuss this key issue.


Ahead of this podcast recording, we want to hear from you!! Let us know what sort of challenges your company is facing in this arena and where you are looking for support from your Association. If you missed the last podcast on industry consolidation, listen to it on .

IAM Mobility Exchange

IAM Alleged Debtor List

The is a collection of all IAM Members that are allegedly not paying their invoices to other members. These members are listed on the website so members in good standing can make more informed decisions about whom they want to do business with. IAM has cancelled the memberships for a number of companies that had been previously listed on the Alleged Debtor List for failure to pay IAM Membership dues.

AFW Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Apply Today - Time is Running Out

The Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) is the cornerstone of the International Association of Movers’ scholastic assistance initiative. The fund benefits the employees of IAM member companies and their dependents, as well as students. The AFW Scholarship Fund awards scholarships of U.S. $5,000 each to students who are pursuing degrees in logistics and transportation. The application deadline is May 1.

Coronavirus Update

Expect Delays As Movers Go Back to Work

Two major moving companies this week announced that they had received official approval to start work again across China following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) against a backdrop of delays and freight rate increases. Read more at


If you have any news on how the coronavirus is impacting operations in your region, please update us at so we can keep the rest of the IAM Network updated.


US Customs Is Blocking Car Exports From New York

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) informed vehicle importers and exporters that all exports of New York-titled and registered vehicles will be on hold until further notice. According to an email sent to vehicle shippers and customs brokers by Customs, “Effective immediately, all exports of New York titles or New York registrations vehicles will be placed on hold.” IAM will continue to monitor and update you on this situation.



Member News


Gamblin Bank Details - Spoofed Email

Gamblin writes:

We have been HACKED and so some agents have received a note, e-mail from us advising that we have changed our bank details.


I would like to request your help/ assistance to inform our IAM partners that we have been hacked and our bank details haven’t changed.

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