ePortal Oct. 13, 2021

October 13, 2021

In this Issue:

  • It's Not Too Late - Register Now!
  • Shipper hopes dashed with prediction of no supply chain recovery before Q4 22
  • IAM Leadership Alliance Council Sessions
  • What is Happening with Various Supply Chain Issues, Labor Shortages and Price Hikes?
  • New Members for October
  • Alleged Debtor List

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It's Not Too Late - Register Now!

The started today and we couldn't be happier with how the first day is going. In spite of a pandemic and travel restrictions, we are impressed with how many people have come to do business, both in person and online. Plus, by registering, you get access to all the sessions and panel discussions for a month after the meeting.


If you are not here, for your virtual meeting experience or, if you are close enough to hop in a car or another form of transportation, come on down to Orlando. You can also register on site when you get here.


Your colleagues are doing business and want to meet with you. Don't be the one who is left out. Don't be the one to leave money on the table by not attending the first major industry event since the beginning of the pandemic.

Shipper hopes dashed with prediction of no supply chain recovery before Q4 22

Both Drewry and MSI now do not expect the supply chain crisis underpinning highly elevated freight rates across several tradelanes to normalise before the end of next year. “Supply chain turmoil will last longer than thought,” says Drewry in its latest Container Forecaster report.

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IAM Leadership Alliance Council Sessions

Join the learning track during IAM’s 59th Annual Meeting & Expo. The council will focus on leadership development and the key drivers of success for current and emerging leaders in the global moving and mobility industry.


Regardless of whether you are attending in-person or virtually, you will have access to all events. The leadership track will begin on Oct. 13, 5:30–6:30 p.m. EDT, with an interactive leadership networking session hosted by AMJ Campbell.


On Oct. 14, The IAM Leadership Alliance Council will unveil the initiatives they have been working since the inception of the program earlier this year, and will solicit input and advice from the audience on topics including upcoming leadership webinars, the IAM awards and recognition program, the leadership training program, and much more!


Back by popular demand, on Oct. 14, 2:30–3:30 p.m. EDT, our panelists are back with us to build on the excellent discussion from our earlier webinar. We’ll learn from the panelists why gender equity is not a zero-sum game, after which there will be a Q&A portion with the panel and attendees. The session will finish with an interesting and thought-provoking discussion on where we are today and where we should go next.

What is Happening with Various Supply Chain Issues, Labor Shortages and Price Hikes?

US Moving Services Providers Face Unprecedented Challenges On Import Shipments

The volume of international shipments destined for the United States from points overseas has yet to return to pre-pandemic levels but the unprecedented challenges being experienced by the global moving services industry have been nothing short of staggering to this day. A perfect storm of pre-existing issues and pandemic-induced effects have landed on US shores causing severe service disruptions, delays and financial hardship for both the industry and its customers.


How is this crisis affecting your business? ; he is looking to get some interest, discussion, quotes, anecdotes about the situation. Also, go check out the , which provide content on topics of interest to the global moving industry. The information is brought to you as a free service by our valued sponsors.

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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.



Member News


CEO of billion-dollar St. Louis transportation firm UniGroup resigns

announced that President and CEO Marc Rogers is resigning from the transportation company effective immediately “to pursue other opportunities.” The Fenton-based parent company to transportation brands such as United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit said Jason Mills, the company's chief operating officer, will step in as interim president and CEO while the company's board begins a search for Rogers' replacement.

Lynden Incorporated Completes Humanitarian Relief to Haiti

Did you know? Our Hercules are the most versatile and capable aircraft for getting oversized freight into remote areas around the world. They can carry payloads of up to 48,000 pounds in a cargo hold that is 54 feet long, 10 feet wide and 9 feet high. With the ability to land on short, packed-earth, gravel or ice runways, cargo can be transported almost anywhere!


: "And they just completed humanitarian relief missions from Florida to Haiti after the August earthquake."

Rudy Planavsky Named President & COO of Champion International Moving

is pleased to announce Rudy Planavsky as our new President & COO. Rudy is a highly experienced, successful, and well-regarded leader in the international relocation industry. He has been with Champion from inception and has played many key roles in building the organization into the top-notch company it is today.

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