ePortal Newsletter March 5, 2020

March 05, 2020

In this Issue:

  • IAM Learning Industry Trends: Financial Risks and How Your Company Can Mitigate This Exposure
  • Is your company's FMC Compliance properly displayed at IAM Mobility Exchange?
  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates from IAM
  • FIDI to Proceed Forward with 2020 Japan Conference
  • Submit Your Story for the May/June Portal Magazine
  • IAM Mobile 24/7 How-To: Country Guides
  • New IAM Members for March
  • Alleged Debtor List - Is Your Company Vetting its Debtors?
  • Joe Chu of Vanpac GroupAsia Joins IAM's Core Members Management Board
  • Move for Hunger Featured by U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Recognize Your Industry’s True Leaders and Innovators

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COVID-19 Updates; Alleged Debtor List; New Members

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IAM Learning Industry Trends: Financial Risks and How Your Company Can Mitigate This Exposure

with industry experts , , , and , who 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.

Is your company's FMC Compliance properly displayed at IAM Mobility Exchange?

IAM is bringing transparency to the global moving and mobility industry. With this new development, IAM is making it significantly easier to catalog your company’s compliance with US Federal Maritime Commission licensing requirements or find a service provider who has this authority.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates from IAM

and what it means to our industry. Do you have updates on how the disease is impacting commerce, whether through port closures, quarantines, or simply reluctance to do business in some areas? Send stories to , who will be glad to add these to the list. This is a fluid situation, and IAM sends its best wishes to our colleagues in affected areas, and intends to keep members as up-to-date as possible.

 

FIDI to Proceed Forward with 2020 Japan Conference

Addressing the concern associated with the COVID-19 virus, FIDI circulated a notification earlier this week advising that the Conference would proceed forward.

Submit Your Story for the May/June Portal Magazine

Data Standards: It’s About Connections, not Just Specifications

The movement toward data standards in the global mobility industry promises exceptional advancements in communications and transparency for everyone. It also raises concerns about confidentiality, security and privacy. This is your invitation to provide YOUR insights into, and your perspective on, the near-term and long-term potential of data standardization efforts.

IAM Mobility Exchange

IAM Mobile 24/7 How-To: Country Guides

are the most-used part of the IAM website. Did you know they are also in the ? Many of our members have benefited from having access to this resource in the palm of their hand, while talking to clients and colleagues.

 

After you , simply open it and select the round "Menu" button. IAM's Country Guides are the first item on the list. You can also find the Country Guides listed to the left of the Menu button.

New IAM Members for March

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

Alleged Debtor List - Is Your Company Vetting its Debtors?

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.

Joe Chu of Vanpac GroupAsia Joins IAM's Core Members Management Board

joined his family business in the relocations industry in 1976, filling his work day with meetings in the office, client relationship building and overseeing the operational works. In 2008, Joe’s company was invited to join Vanpac GroupAsia by the CEO, Ricky Chng, to be the representative of Vanpac GroupAsia in Hong Kong and has never looked back. Joe thrives in being on the ground, creating a strong relationship with both clients and partners.

 

“Joining Vanpac GroupAsia 12 years ago helped me shape the direction of my business as I am very passionate in providing an honest and high quality of service. I strongly believe that we are here to help our clients solve their relocation issues with our experience.”

 

Married with 1 son, Hendry, who is also working alongside him in Vanpac GroupAsia Hong Kong, Joe is also an avid golfer with a handicap of 15 and playing the game twice a week.

Move for Hunger Featured by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

, one of IAM's long-term partners in helping our industry do good for society, was recently recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The article talks about the founding of the company and the message that companies can do good and do well at the same time. Congratulations to Adam Lowy and the whole team at Move for Hunger!

Recognize Your Industry’s True Leaders and Innovators

was established in 2008 to pay tribute to those Industry leaders whose careers reflect exceptional and distinguished service to their companies or the Association, or who have worked to elevate the Industry as a whole. Since its inception, . Nominations for this distinguished group may be submitted by any IAM member, client or customer.

 

If you have a suggestion for someone who should be in the Hall of Honor, . Nominees do not have to be from IAM members companies and do not have to be still living to be awarded.

IAM-YP

 

Member News

 

Atlas World Group, Inc. Acquires TopHAT Logistical Solutions

Atlas World Group, Inc., which is composed of a portfolio of companies that delivers transportation and related services globally through a network of agents and select service partners, is proud to announce that its subsidiary, Atlas Logistics, Inc., has acquired TopHAT Logistical Solutions of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

 

TopHAT is a $50 million full service logistics company that specializes in retail home delivery. The company oversees the delivery, transportation and warehousing operations for many leading retailers. Similar to Atlas, the company’s mission is centered around customer service for its clients’ unique needs.

 

"Atlas is gaining a home delivery network that immediately strengthens our portfolio," said Jack Griffin, chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group. “TopHAT presents a competitive and scalable solution for ecommerce that is both complementary to our existing suite of products and is immediately accretive to Atlas® World Group’s performance around the world.”

 

“We are excited to join the Atlas® World Group family,” said Steve Trensch, a founding partner of TopHAT Logistical Solutions. “Atlas gives us limitless potential for growth given its robust logistics offering, brand power, and renowned industry reputation. It’s a story of small business meets big business, and our employees and customers will undoubtedly experience the benefits.”

Van der Ent Group and Baggage Hub join forces

Netherlands-based Van der Ent Group and Baggage Hub have announced the creation of a brand-new European hub in the Rotterdam/Hague area for overseas shipments. Baggage Hub is based in the UK and has offices in the USA and the UAE. It specialises in sending small to mid-sized shipments worldwide using technology-based solutions.

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