ePortal November 26, 2020

November 25, 2020

In this Issue:

  • Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Moves Forward, Announces Investigation of Port-Based Detention and Demurrage Charges
  • Container Shortage and Port Congestion
  • France's Lockdown will be Lifted on Dec 15 but Bars and Restaurants will Stay Closed
  • IAM's Holiday Schedule
  • IAM's Asia Hour - A Huge Success and Available Online
  • This Month's Prospective Members: Where They Do Business
  • Alleged Debtor List

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Container Shortage and Port Congestion Continue

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Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Moves Forward, Announces Investigation of Port-Based Detention and Demurrage Charges

Formal Review Process to Target Fee Assessments at California, New Jersey & New York Ports of Entry

 

The FMC recently approved a Supplemental Order that expands the authority of Fact Finding 29, “International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement”. Commissioner Dye will lead the FMC's efforts into further investigation of ocean carriers operating in alliances, focusing on the Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Specifically, the Commission will review policies and practices related to detention and demurrage, container return and container availability.

Container Shortage and Port Congestion

Stories come to us nearly every day through the news and from members about the container shortage and port congestion all over the world. Due to a decline in shipping, empty containers are not being moved to places where they can be filled and shipped elsewhere. There is not technically a shortage, just a lack of logistics in moving the containers around the world. As a result, busy ports are congested and shippers are being charged demurrage fees. Here are some recent stories, just a handful of the stories out there, that IAM has found on the issue:

France's Lockdown will be Lifted on Dec 15 but Bars and Restaurants will Stay Closed

France's coronavirus lockdown will be lifted on December 15 - but bars and restaurants will stay closed over the Christmas period, Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday evening in a televised address. It was part of a three-stage easing of restrictions over the next two months.

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IAM's Holiday Schedule

IAM's office will be closed on Nov. 26 and 27 in observance of American Thanksgiving. The office will reopen on Nov. 30.

IAM's Asia Hour - A Huge Success and Available Online

IAM's Asia Hour was a success! Were you there? Let us know what you thought. A number of great topics were discussed, so if you are in Asia or do business there, please listen to the conversation to see what you missed. We look forward to regional online discussions like this being regular events.

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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.

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Member News

 

Gerson Relocation Announce the Acquisition of Dijkshoorn in the Netherlands

is pleased to announce that it has acquired the business and assets of , a leading moving services provider based in the Netherlands. The acquisition of the Dijkshoorn business will expand Gerson Relocation’s European service and support capabilities, consistent with the company’s strategy to meet the needs of their clients and allow the company to be prepared for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Santa Fe Relocation Appoints Doug Slusher as Global Partner Relations Director

is pleased to announce the full-time appointment of as Global Partner Relations Director, effective from January 4, 2021. Doug has been with Santa Fe Relocation since 2008 and has 27 years of global mobility industry experience. His wealth of knowledge and relationships with our various partners globally are key towards further developing and rebuilding partner relations.

Nuss Relocations Australia achieves ISO27001 Certification

Bob Nuss reports, “We are pleased and excited to have achieved this certification. It provides the highest level of assurance to our clients and partners around the world that Personally identifiable information (PII) and data security is a priority at Nuss and that we have a robust management system to prove it.”

Business Consultant, Erik Christensen, Founder of Solutions Mobility, has joined Arpin Group

Erik Christensen, Founder of Solutions Mobility, has joined Arpin Group as a consultant specializing in modern global workforce operations and technology within the relocation and global mobility space. In his new consult role, he will assist with international growth of operations and customer service centers, improve flexibility in the company’s ability to manage moves, and advise on steps Arpin can take to add significant improvements in its overall use of technology, including the development of a customer-friendly app.

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