ePortal November 11, 2020

November 11, 2020

In this Issue:

  • IAM Virtual Annual Meeting Sessions Still Available
  • IAM's Asia Hour - Nov. 11 at 11 p.m. EST
  • Container Shortage: “It´s currently an enormous unseen challenge”
  • Sydney and Australian Port Congestion Update - 9 November 2020
  • Shipments, Spending Increase in Q3 as Demand for Household Goods Rises and Truck Capacity Tightens
  • YPs Raise Money for Move For Hunger
  • IAM Podcast: Your Voice on the Virtual Airwaves
  • Changes to IAM’s Leadership
  • U.S. DAB Task Force Hard at Work
  • New Members for October
  • Alleged Debtor List

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IAM Virtual Annual Meeting Sessions Available Until Nov. 25

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IAM Virtual Annual Meeting Sessions Still Available

The Annual Meeting sessions are still online and will be for a couple more weeks. and view the sessions you missed until Nov. 25, when the videos will be taken offline. The networking and video call functions in Swapcard will work too as long as the system is online. Don't wait too long and miss this opportunity!

 

You weren't in the Room Where it Happened?

If you missed the Annual Meeting, you still have an opportunity to benefit from the wisdom shared, as well as the networking tools.

IAM's Asia Hour - Nov. 11 at 11 p.m. EST

Most IAM events are scheduled to accommodate US and European time zones. This one is being scheduled with our friends in Asia, Middle East and Australasia in mind. The US elections will have just taken place and the pandemic will still be impacting every aspect of business and our personal lives. This is your hour to discuss industry related topics that are important to you and how the IAM can facilitate connection, collaboration, learning and networking in these unprecedented times. Note that it's Nov 12 at 11 pm in Washington, DC but it may be Nov 13 in your time zone.

Container Shortage: “It´s currently an enormous unseen challenge”

Empty 40-foot-containers are currently in short supply – more than ever before. Nico Hecker and Christian Halgmann from Hapag-Lloyd´s Container Steering department explain why now it is particularly important that everyone at Hapag-Lloyd works closely together. Even unconventional measures need to be considered.

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Sydney and Australian Port Congestion Update - 9 November 2020

Whilst improving, the port congestion in Sydney has continued and empty containers tied up in the system are still said to be in the order of 50,000 TEU/equivalent and AIMA Members are regularly being confronted with shipping lines in Sydney not being able to receive back empty containers once the mover has unloaded the containers. As a result, movers are incurring storage costs for these empty containers until the shipping line involved is able to accept the empty container back at their Empty Container Park. .

Shipments, Spending Increase in Q3 as Demand for Household Goods Rises and Truck Capacity Tightens

During the summer and early fall (July, August and September), demand across the U.S. surged for household goods – items for home-improvement stores, grocery stores, and e-commerce – which resulted in an increase in the amount of goods shipped.

YPs Raise Money for Move For Hunger

During the Social Mixer event held at the IAM Virtual Annual Meeting, the Young Professionals partnered with to raise money to support those who are hungry and food insecure in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event entailed a trivia contest to allow participants to test their knowledge among industry colleagues in a fun and interactive setting. In lieu of a fee for the Social Mixer ticket, the YPs asked for a donation to support Move for Hunger. The YPs were able to more than double their donation goal by raising $2,300.

IAM Podcast: Your Voice on the Virtual Airwaves

in July and has big plans for it over the next many months. Much of the content we have published so far has been a reflection on and various thoughts about news in the ePortal newsletter. Host Carl Weaver is reaching out to members . We want this to be a place for you to be heard and for you to talk about what's going on in your business and your area. If you want to be featured on the podcast, or if you have an idea for a topic, contact .

Changes to IAM’s Leadership

At the recent Annual Meeting, there were some changes to the IAM Executive Committee, IAM Core Members’ Management Board and IAM-YP Management Board. First, of chose not to run again as Chair of the after leading the Association for several years in that capacity. IAM thanks Tim for his many years of visionary leadership and tireless efforts to make IAM a better organization for all of its members.

 

Tim was replaced by Mike Richardson of as the new Chair of the Executive Committee with of elected to serve as Vice-Chair. Also joining the IAM Executive Committee are the following:

of the was also elected as the new Vice-Chair of the IAM-YP Management Board.

U.S. DAB Task Force Hard at Work

The Domestic Asset-Based (DAB) initiative continues to roll forward. The newest development is , which is a regular newsletter that will share news and updates on information important to US-based independent movers and van line agents. Even if you are not a “DAB” mover, this new group will expand the number of companies in the IAM Network, which will provide your company with more service provider options in the world’s largest moving market and greater protection under the RPP.

IAM Mobility Exchange

New Members for October

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.

Alleged Debtor List

IAM keeps a list of companies that have been alleged to have unsettled debts with other member companies. , as it is updated often.

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Member News

 

New Inbound Move Manager Joins AMR International Relocation

AMR International Relocation has announced the appointment of Steve Zhang as inbound move manager at its Shanghai HQ. In his new role Steve will focus on streamlining and optimising the operation and customer experience with inbound shipments, which is complex in China.

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