ePortal Jan. 19, 2022

January 19, 2022

In this Issue:

  • NEW! Industry Training Program Award Set To Launch January 27
  • FMC probe into D&D claim against Hapag-Lloyd could set industry precedent
  • Electronic Inventories Are Coming: Learn What Your Company Needs To Do before DOD’s Mandate Goes Into Effect in 2023
  • Upcoming Webcasts on IAM Learning
  • IAM Turns 60; Annual Meeting to Feature Celebrations
  • 14 Companies Set To Join IAM on Feb. 1
  • Alleged Debtor List

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NEW! Industry Training Program Award Set To Launch January 27

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Want to enhance your career and become more valuable? Educate yourself for FREE!

 

The Alan F  Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund will be awarding up to $500 per person annually to offset professional development costs when taking courses at one of our many great industry training programs. Pre-approved training programs include but are not limited to IAM Learning, FIDI, LACMA, and EuRA. There are NO LIMITS to applicants per company. Apply now; applications are quick and easy.

 

Applicants must be employed by an IAM Member, a dependent of an employee of an IAM Member, or be a Student Member.

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FMC probe into D&D claim against Hapag-Lloyd could set industry precedent

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The US Federal Maritime Commission’s investigation into carrier detention & demurrage (D&D) charges could be supercharged following a complaint by specialist drayage firm Orange Avenue Express (OAE), in what could become an industry test case.

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Electronic Inventories Are Coming: Learn What Your Company Needs To Do before DOD’s Mandate Goes Into Effect in 2023

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The largest moving customer in the world, the US Department of Defense has made it clear that they fully intend to require electronic inventories for all DoD personal property shipments starting May 15, 2023. To help the industry comply with this upcoming requirement, IAM’s Domestic Asset-Based Mover Group (DAB) is hosting a session to discuss this upcoming requirement and how movers across the country and the world can comply with it. Register today to book your place for the session.

 

Thanks to our sponsors at Enterprise Database Corporate (EDC) and Voxme for supporting the January DAB Hour!

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Portal Magazine

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In every issue of the Portal, we invite our authors to share their experiences, success stories, learning experiences, and vision with others in the moving and forwarding industry. In addition to our regular columns, feature articles for each issue are united by a central theme. 

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Upcoming Webcasts on IAM Learning

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A number of sessions are currently scheduled and mroe are being planned to help IAM members learn what they need and to make connections to help them do business better. Currently in the lineup and ready for your registration:

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IAM Turns 60; Annual Meeting to Feature Celebrations

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IAM turns 60 this year and to help celebrate this milestone, the Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta will feature a number of events appropriately themed for such an occasion. IAM is working now on planning this meeting, not only to bring you excellent education, networking, and the usual industry updates, but to celebrate the (hopefully) end of the pandemic and beginning of commerce as normal again. We can't wait to see you there!

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IAM Country Guides

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IAM’s Country Guides provide customs information for more than 170 countries and territories around the world.

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14 Companies Set To Join IAM on Feb. 1

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Every month, IAM publishes a list of prospective members. 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.

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Alleged Debtor List

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IAM keeps a list of companies that have been alleged to have unsettled debts with other member companies. Check the Alleged Debtor List frequently, as it is updated often. Also note that the Voluntary Cancellations List has been updated as companies opt to not renew their memberships. We provide this information to help you make informed decisions about which companies you do business with.

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Member News

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Lakelan Fennell Joins Suddath

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From LinkedIn:

“After nearly 30 years as an employee of Nilson Van & Storage, I made a decision to take the next step in my career. On January 3, 2022, I will begin working at Suddath Government Services headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. I am grateful to Nilson Van & Storage for providing me the opportunity to build a career for almost 3 decades and for the experience I gained there.”

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UniMove Rotterdam joins Gosselin Group

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Gosselin proudly announces its acquisition of UniMove bv, the Rotterdam-based international moving and storage business founded in 2007 by Michel Paijens and Raymond van Dijk.

In an agreement signed on December 29, 2021 by Gosselin Group CEO Marc Smet and the founding co-owners of UniMove bv, Gosselin has agreed to acquire 100% of UniMove’s share capital; the business will operate from its existing Rotterdam premises and trade alongside Gosselin’s existing Dutch moving branch.

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Saenah Song promoted to CEO at Asian Tigers Korea

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Asian Tigers Korea has announced the promotion of Saenah Song to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Saenah began her career with Asian Tigers in 2003 and has served in various leadership roles in the operations, business development and agent relations within the company over the past 18 years. “Accepting this new role is both humbling and a privilege,” she said. “I take comfort in knowing that Joseph has already accomplished the hard part and laid down a solid foundation from which to build on for the future. The mission for all our team members remains the same as day one, to continue serving our clients, colleagues, agents and partners with the utmost care and professionalism.”

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Chris Mackley to take over as General Manager of OMNI

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Chris Mackley, from the UK, has been announced as the new General Manager for OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International). Chris started working with OMNI at the beginning of January. He will work alongside Ian Waters, the current General Manager, until Ian leaves the organisation following the OMNI annual conference planned to take place in Marseille, France, in April. This will ensure a smooth handover of the management of the organisation.

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