ePortal Feb. 17, 2022

February 17, 2022

In this Issue:

  • Updates from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission
  • Upcoming Webcasts on IAM Learning
  • What it's Like to Work for a Family-Owned Business
  • Recognize Excellence: Nominate Someone Today to the Hall of Honor
  • Industry Training Program Award Taking Applications
  • 20 Companies Set To Join IAM on March 1
  • Alleged Debtor List

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Updates from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission

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The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission recently published two important updates:

  • Commissioner Dye Explains Options for Filing Complaints at FMC. Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye issued the below statement providing guidance on the different avenues shippers have at the FMC to pursue demurrage and detention complaints.
  • Max Vekich Sworn in as FMC Commissioner. Max Vekich was sworn in as a Commissioner of the FMC for a term expiring June 30, 2026. He was first nominated by President Biden on June 24, and then again on Jan. 4. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 10, and is the 43rd person to serve on the FMC.
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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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What it's Like to Work for a Family-Owned Business

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Register Now!

 

A family-owned business is defined by one in which two or more family members are involved and the majority of ownership or control lies within those family members. Many of today's IAM member companies are family-owned businesses. Not only do they play a valuable role in contributing to world’s economy, but they hold years of industry knowledge passed down from one generation to the next.

 

If you work in a family business, you probably already know that it can be a complex environment. If you're an "outsider" – not a member of the family circle – then your position can be challenging.

 

This webinar will address what some family business owners have done to put proper structures in place to deal with conflicts, how they boost employee morale, and how their family values contribute to business success.

 

Additionally, we’ll gain insightful information from the panelists who are not related to the family to discuss how to break the glass ceiling in order to succeed.

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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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Recognize Excellence: Nominate Someone Today to the Hall of Honor

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The Hall of Honor was established in 2008 to pay tribute to those Industry leaders whose careers reflect exceptional and distinguished service to their companies or the Association, or who have worked to elevate the Industry as a whole. See all the Hall of Honor awardees and nominate someone in our industry to receive the award.

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Industry Training Program Award Taking Applications

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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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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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20 Companies Set To Join IAM on March 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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IAM Members Partner Together

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Atlas® World Group, Inc., the parent company of Atlas® Van Lines, has entered into a strategic partnership with Yembo, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) for virtual home surveys. With Yembo’s software, Atlas® enables its renowned network of local movers to create meaningful operational efficiencies and deliver superior customer experiences with best-in-class technology for local, long distance, corporate, government and military moves.

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National Van Lines Domestic Migration Report

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At National Van Lines, intent is tracked via website analytics. Customer visits on the national map are one indicator of future moving plans. These analytics anticipate customers’ desires or plans to move. Seeing interest from web visitors, along with in-marketing attribution, paints a good picture of where potential customers will come from. There is consistency in the top ten for 2019 and 2020. The most notable changes are Massachusetts – jumping from the 4th slot in 2019 to the 2nd slot in 2020 and Texas – slipping to the 4th slot in 2020 from the 2nd slot.

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