ePortal September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

In this Issue:

  • RMCs: What do They Want from Movers? And Other Sessions
  • Update on Sydney Port Congestion
  • The US Election: How Will It Impact Our Industry
  • Spoofed Emails and Your Security
  • Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) Donates Money to Support Struggling Students
  • Brexit Transport Meeting Fails to Deliver
  • This Month's Prospective Members: Where They Do Business
  • Alleged Debtor List

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Annual Meeting Agenda; Prospective Members; Alleged Debtors

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RMCs: What do They Want from Movers? And Other Sessions

IAM is working hard to finalize all the speakers for the many sessions we are organizing for the Annual Meeting.


One particular panel focuses on RMCs and how to work with them to enhance your business. In the corporate relocation sector, Relocation Management Companies (RMCs) increasingly control decisions about moving and relocation for corporations. If movers want to service this high-volume sector, it is critical they understand RMC expectations and how they source service providers in their supply chains. These RMC leaders perform relocations in every continent in the world.

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Update on Sydney Port Congestion

In the last ePortal Newsletter, we reported on information sent to us from the Australian International Movers Association. They recently followed up and sent an update. The result of the ongoing port congestion has seen the surplus of empty containers tied up in Sydney increase from 30,000 TEU/equivalent to 50,000 TEU/equivalent, with container empty parks full and vessels banked up waiting for a berth at the Port of Sydney.

The US Election: How Will It Impact Our Industry

, as we react in real-time to the results of the 2020 US election. How the voters choose will influence customs and immigration policy, labor regulations, FMC and FMCSA compliance enforcement, among many other issues. IAM’s Government Affairs team of Jim Wise and Bryan Vickers will be on hand to discuss the effects to your company and your clients. Submit questions in advance to .

Spoofed Emails and Your Security

IAM has had reports of Chuck White's email being spoofed in messages asking for donations for non-IAM programs. The email was not hacked, just spoofed. This means the message was sent from a different address but was made to look like it was from Chuck. You can always check to see what address an email is sent from in your email program. Note that if something seems suspicious, feel free to contact our office to be sure. IAM has never and will never ask you for a loan, gift cards, or anything else of the type.

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Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) Donates Money to Support Struggling Students

The AFWSF recently gifted money to and to support students who were struggling due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The AFWSF typically awards up to 10 scholarships yearly but the AFWSF Board of Directors determined that its reserves could be deployed to provide much needed aid for affected students.

Brexit Transport Meeting Fails to Deliver

FEDEMAC Reports:

According to the BBC, with 14 weeks before the end of the transition period, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) said there was still "no clarity" on how border checks will operate after the transition period ends after December. The meeting between the government and transport stakeholders was arranged to discuss industry concerns but RHA Chief Executive Richard Burnett said that it "fell far short of our expectations"

This Month'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 prospective colleagues are.

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.



Member News


Namita Sharma Promoted to Manager - Global partnership & Alliances at PM Relocations

PM Relocations Pvt Ltd (PMR) is glad to announce that Ms. Namita Sharma has been promoted and shall be managing all Global partnership & Alliances for our valuable overseas partners and clients. Namita is a proven leader in building strong overseas networks and nurturing crucial agent relationships, managing costs, and performances for business expansion and continuity.

Suddath Chief Information Officer Honored as Technology Leader of The Year

Suddath® has announced that Chief Information Officer Len O’Neill has been selected as one of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2020 Technology Leaders of The Year. O’Neill and other industry leaders are being honored for their exceptional impact across Jacksonville’s growing technology sector.

Answering the Call Of Home: Edwin Ooms Returns To The Netherlands With AGS-KHZ

Edwin Ooms took up a new position as managing director of AGS-KHZ Movers in the Netherlands in June. Steve Jordan talks to him as he starts his new role and returns home to his native country.

TOTE Maritime Alaska celebrates 45 years of service

TOTE Maritime Alaska recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of its inaugural sailing between Washington and Alaska. This anniversary represents nearly half a century of dedicated service between the Lower 48 and the communities of the Last Frontier. The inaugural voyage was made by S.S. Great Land to the Port of Anchorage on September 10, 1975, carrying up to 386 trailers and 126 vehicles at a cruising speed of 22 knots. Since then, TOTE has continued to find new ways to serve its customers and the Alaskan region.

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