ePortal Newsletter May 15, 2020

May 13, 2020

In this Issue:

  • Industry Leaders Panel: Opportunities During Challenging Times - This Thursday
  • Risk-Free Registration for IAM Annual Meeting to Start May 26
  • IAM welcomes FMC’s Final Interpretative Rule on Demurrage and Detention Charges
  • Your Input is Needed to Shape IAM's Future
  • New Members for May
  • Post Your Membership Certificate Online for all to See
  • Alleged Debtor List
  • Global Household Goods Contract Awarded
  • IAM Member Input Needed: The Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) responds to COVID-19 Crisis
  • Move for Hunger Helps During Pandemic

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New Members; Alleged Debtor List; Member Needs Survey

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Industry Leaders Panel: Opportunities During Challenging Times - This Thursday

tomorrow, May 14, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Sometimes challenging circumstances can create opportunities or accelerate positive change. Success is usually not about luck and circumstances but recognizing opportunity when it comes knocking at our door.

 

Our panelists are:

  • David Cox - Executive Vice President, Residential Services - JK Moving Services
  • Greg Koehlinger - Executive Vice President - Nelson Westerberg, Inc.
  • Kevin Rich - Executive Vice President, Global Business - New World Van Lines
  • Wiebe van Bockel - Chief Commercial Officer - Voerman Group

Risk-Free Registration for IAM Annual Meeting to Start May 26

Annual Meeting

IAM is offering for the Annual Meeting beginning on May 26. We know that this time is uncertain and that things can change rapidly. We want all IAM members to feel secure in making the right decision for themselves, with the knowledge that they will not lose money if it makes sense for them to change their plans. We can't wait to see you in October!

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IAM welcomes FMC’s Final Interpretative Rule on Demurrage and Detention Charges

The International Association of Movers (IAM) welcomes the US Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) guidance issued recently specifying its new approach to assessing the reasonableness of detention and demurrage regulations and practices by shipping lines and U.S. port operators.

Your Input is Needed to Shape IAM's Future

IAM has contracted with to conduct a members needs assessment. All members have been sent a link to a survey for this purpose. Please take the time to complete the survey. Your answers will help IAM better serve your needs and those of the industry. Contact IAM's with any questions.

New Members for May

Every month, IAM publishes . 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.

Post Your Membership Certificate Online for all to See

To download your IAM membership certificate, log in to your account, open your Company Profile (under Admin), click “Edit,” and then click the “Download IAM Membership Certificate” link.

 

See this instructional video on as well. You will not need to log in to access the video.

IAM Mobility Exchange

Alleged Debtor List

IAM keeps a list of companies that have been alleged to have unsettled debts with other member companies. Check the frequently, as it is updated often. In addition, the lists of and are fluid, so keep an eye on those as well.

Global Household Goods Contract Awarded

By now, most people have heard that Lots of people are speculating what it means for our industry, but one thing everyone agrees on is that it means significant change. the day the announcement was made and had some interesting perspectives.

IAM Member Input Needed: The Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) responds to COVID-19 Crisis

During these unprecedented times, the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) will financially support students struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. To do so, the AFWSF will make a one-time donation to one or more non-profits who embody the spirit of the Scholarship in their mission and operations during this crisis.

Move for Hunger Helps During Pandemic

IAM has been a proud supporter of since its inception and staff were pleased to read in this week's newsletter from the organization that they are hard at work during this time of extreme need:

 

Thanks to people like you, Move For Hunger has collected more than 412,000 lbs. of food and provided 343,000 meals to families who are facing hunger during this time of great need. But hunger in the United States was a crisis before COVID-19, and the pandemic is putting an extraordinary strain on our resources.

 

There has never been an easy time to feed the hungry.

IAM-YP

 

Member News

 

National Van Lines Drivers Answer Call to Counter COVID-19

We Make Moving EasySM. That’s the National Van Lines motto. We also Make Moving Easy During Difficult Times. That’s why our drivers and agents are keeping their eyes and ears wide open for opportunities to help during the pandemic.

 

Take National Van Lines driver Newton Nerdon, for example. The Special Commodities Fleet driver had intended to head home to Florida, but something compelled him to remain at a Virginia truck stop to see whether he could pick up a load. He then got the call to transport ventilators from Alabama to New Jersey. Newton accomplished his mission and delivered 13 of these vital medical devices. And he’s more-than-ready to help again.

Leadership Change at Intramar Shipping SAS

We would like to announce that due to family reasons, Mr. Eric Wildhaber and his family have decided to move back to Europe after 3 years living in Colombia. Mr. Wildhaber and his family were already thinking to move to Europe before the COVID-19 crisis, and with the current situation that decision took place earlier.

 

Due to the complexity of managing the company from a long-distance, Mr. Wildhaber has decided to hand over his tasks, responsibilities and company shares to Mr. Juan Guillermo Díaz who was already co-managing the company with him since 2018. Mr. Wildhaber will continue to support the company as an external consultant from now on.

Bill Reinsch dies following short illness

Bill Reinsch, the President of the Transpo Group, now part of Asian Tigers Mobility, died on 2 May, 2020.

Bill Reinch

 

Bill was born in 1947 and died following a short battle with cancer. He was one of the founding fathers of both OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) and Asian Tigers, bringing his successful Transpo International companies in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia under the Asian Tigers umbrella.

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