eGov/Mil Newsletter: Aug 23, 2023

August 23, 2023

In this Issue:

  • First Military Move Shipments Under New Private Management Set to Begin Next Month
  • Maximize Your Time At the Annual Meeting – Check The Updated Conference Agenda
  • USTRANSCOM Peak Season Call (10 Aug)

The e-Gov/Mil newsletter is IAM’s twice-per-month summary of Department of Defense and Federal Agency news and notes related to, or impacting, government personal property shipping programs.

First Military Move Shipments Under New Private Management Set to Begin Next Month



The company that will soon be responsible for all U.S. military troops' worldly possessions during moves begins its phased takeover of the Defense Department's household goods shipment operation in September.


HomeSafe Alliance will finally begin managing the pickup, shipping and delivery of personal belongings during moves to new duty stations after it received the DoD's estimated $6.2 billion Global Household Goods Contract in November 2021.

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Maximize Your Time At the Annual Meeting – Check The Updated Conference Agenda

The Annual Meeting will feature a stellar lineup of speakers and panelists to address current and future issues that impact your business. This year, we have circulated a preliminary agenda earlier than usual to give you more time to plan your meetings around sessions you don't want to miss.


Miss our recent webcast? Watch it now: Tips and Tricks to Maximize Your ROI at the IAM Annual Meeting & Expo


Review the conference agenda today to select the learning labs and special sessions you wish to attend. Refer back to it often as you plan your business meetings to get the most out of your Annual Meeting experience and stay up to date on any updates to the agenda. Download the Schedule-at-a-Glance as well for easy reference.


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USTRANSCOM Peak Season Call (10 Aug)

Attached are notes and slides from the 10 Aug Peak Season call.  As usual, the slide Password is USTRANSCOM.  


There is very little to report from the call. It was a fast meeting, without much change to the normal slides, or the feeling of any issues brewing out there. Almost no one had follow up questions or inputs throughout the meeting.


I’ve received some correspondence from TSPs about a lack of shipments. I think you can see we are a couple of thousand shipments behind the 3-year average and last year’s peak season. That is having an impact.  But also, based on the slides and the lack of “no capacity” concerns and manual booking concerns, that there are much less blackouts and refusals happening. Therefore, we might surmise that the TSP getting the initial shipment offer is largely taking it, and so shipments aren’t working their way down the quartiles like it has happened in previous years.

Portal Magazine

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.