ePortal December 9, 2020

December 09, 2020

In this Issue:

  • Maintain Your Membership in IAM
  • Port Problems: A look at What is Driving Congestion and Delays at Major US Ports
  • IAM Asia Pacific Hour II
  • IAM's Holiday Hours
  • IAM Podcast: Have You Heard?
  • New Members for December
  • Alleged Debtor List

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Maintain Your Membership in IAM

IAM's dues renewal season has started and you should have received a dues invoice from IAM's membership team. If you have not received it, so your membership does not lapse. Watch IAM president Chuck White's presentation on from the Annual Meeting to learn how IAM is serving your company.

Port Problems: A look at What is Driving Congestion and Delays at Major US Ports

Dec. 15, 1:00 p.m. EST

Major international ports are becoming chokepoints slowing down the transit of your shipments causing extra fees for your clients. With the help of Jim Nance from and Sheena Kiser from , including IAM will examine what is driving the congestion, how you can mitigate the risk, and the timeline for the congestion to ease. IAM’s Bryan Vickers will also share the latest news about the FMC potentially taking action against the shipping lines and terminal operators who may be profiting from the pain of shippers.

IAM Asia Pacific Hour II

Dec. 16, 11:00 p.m. EST

Following on from our well received first IAM Asia Pacific Hour, we welcome you to Episode II. This session is scheduled for Dec. 16 at 11 pm Eastern, which may be Dec. 17 in your part of the world. Check your time carefully. We'll be open to discussing any industry related topic but of special interest are the recent reports of container availability in Asia and other parts of the world.

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IAM's Holiday Hours

IAM's office will be closed starting on Dec. 24 and will reopen on Jan. 4, in observance of various end-of-year holidays.

IAM Podcast: Have You Heard?

back in July and since then we have gained some pretty good traction and interesting speakers. Most of the episodes follow the ePortal Newsletter and expound on the news delivered there. Some episodes have included members, including your colleagues in the industry.


We are looking to keep talking about the industry and to industry leaders, telling the stories that need to be told, and providing a gateway for you to tell your story. Do you want to be featured? Do you have a topic we should cover? We want to hear from you! , or simply that we can share in the podcast!

IAM Mobility Exchange

New Members for December

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. frequently, as it is updated often.



Member News


Abels Van Seen Outside Frogmore Cottage

A van from Abels International Moving Services was recently pointed out in an article in the Daily Mail, ready to move members of the Royal Family. According to the article, "The Suffolk-based company has a royal warrant to the Queen for removals and storage services, having first worked for the royal household in 1981. The warrant was originally awarded in 1988 and last renewed in 2016."

Atlas International Movers announces a new office in Zurich, Switzerland on 1 January 2021

Atlas Switzerland will be supported by mobility partners delivering all necessary required services, including immigration services, home search, school search, preview trips, and departure services, both for the corporate and private markets. Leading the office will be Managing Director Peter Visser. Peter has over 20 years industry knowledge and experience and has successfully fulfilled several management roles on 4 continents.

Janet Turner Powers New Expansion of Corporate and International Markets for DN Van Lines

Industry veteran and a successful entrepreneur in her own right, Janet Turner joins DN Van Lines (headquartered in Northborough, Massachusetts), as Director of Corporate Relocation. Ms. Turner brings with her over 40 years of combined experience in international and domestic moving and transportation services.

Songül Karaboga Joins Frey & Klein

Frey & Klein is very pleased to welcome Songül Karaboga as a Sales- and Partnerrelationship Manager who will be responsible for our international partner network and new customer developing.


Songül Karaboga has been in the moving industry for over 20 years and will actively support our team at our location in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from December 1st, 2020.


Songül is a well connected, professional and talented relocation manager. In her new role, Songül will focus on business and industrial customers around the world.

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