Holidays in Asia

Please be aware the following holidays may affect shipping schedules. Contact your JMC project manager for more details.

Taiwan & China - June 16-18 (Dragon Boat Festival)
Hong Kong - June 18 (Dragon Boat Festival)
Malaysia - June 15-16 (Muslim New Year)
Jakarta - June 14-18 (Eid Al Fitri 1439H Holidays)
Singapore - June 15 (Hari Raya Puasa Holiday)

Upcoming Holidays in ASIA

Please be advised of the following holidays in Asia, and plan your shipments accordingly. Contact your JMC project manager if you have any questions.

MAY 1: Labor Day
 - China
 - Taiwan
 - Hong Kong
 - Vietnam
 - Indonesia
 - Singapore

MAY 10: Ascension Day of Jesus Christ
 - Indonesia

MAY 22: Birthday of Buddha
 - Hong Kong

MAY 29: Vesak Day
 - Indonesia

Why Can’t I Catch a Break on Shipments to Hawaii?

   The Port of Honolulu. Can you find the ship in the harbor?

The Port of Honolulu. Can you find the ship in the harbor?

Because “The Jones Act” fosters lack of competition and one-way trade.

This arcane law requires that waterborne shipments between two points within the United States be carried by vessels that are made in America and crewed by Americans. This protectionist bill, officially known as “The Merchant Marine Act of 1920”, was intended to protect American ship builders, but its major impact has been to make EVERYTHING in Hawaii much more expensive! Unlike competitive sea lanes worldwide, Hawaii has only two USA-flagged carriers, and since ships head back to the Mainland almost empty, the full costs must be absorbed by shippers to Hawaii. The law also affects Puerto Rico and Alaska.

Good news: JMC’s expert project managers have decades of experience managing FF&E projects in Hawaii. Yes, it’s more complex, but that’s what we’re here for – to deliver on your promise!

For more info:
http://www.grassrootinstitute.org/2017/04/the-jones-act-in-perspective/

Coming up next: Damaged Freight Claims - how to prevent them when you can and resolve them when they occur...

Thank you, Becca!

 Tomorrow is the last day for our Manager of Pricing and Marketing, Becca Huehlefeld. She started at JMC as a college intern, and five years later, is incredibly thorough and capable at her job. We wish her all the best in her new journey. Our current Senior Project Manager, Alex Wells, will be taking over Becca's position. Alex' eleven years' experience in freight has prepared her amply for her new duties. We are looking forward to the changes in store!

Tomorrow is the last day for our Manager of Pricing and Marketing, Becca Huehlefeld. She started at JMC as a college intern, and five years later, is incredibly thorough and capable at her job. We wish her all the best in her new journey. Our current Senior Project Manager, Alex Wells, will be taking over Becca's position. Alex' eleven years' experience in freight has prepared her amply for her new duties. We are looking forward to the changes in store!

Port Update

Please be advised that West Coast ports continue to be congested and East Coast ports are facing delays on release of containers. With weather problems and trucking shortages, we advise you to prepare ahead and be flexible.

JMC Project Managers are closely monitoring shipments with the Carriers and will provide real time updates through to day of delivery.

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Another Job Well Done

We received this lovely letter in regards to our management of the logistics for one of the hottest new hotels in Denver: 

 JMC Team,  I wanted to extend a very sincere thank you. It was a pleasure working with your team. This project was a very difficult one and your team's willingness to stick with it and persevere through the circumstances is very commendable. Everyone I had to fortune of dealing with is very professional and takes their job very seriously, which I appreciate very much and it’s what makes any project successful. Your team's help down the stretch was HUGE – I would have not been able to keep up with the daily details or anything else without Vanessa’s and Kevin’s help. They were a tremendous help.  Above anything, my greatest and most sincere thank you and gratitude goes out to Amanda Weaver. Without her on this project, I would’ve been lost! Her persistence/perseverance, professionalism, great attitude, work ethic and overall great personality made this project that much easier knowing I had her as an asset and on my side throughout. I can’t fully put into words how valuable she truly is. For that, I am truly grateful and will never forget that. I contended from day 1 that it takes a team to make a project successful and without Amanda on my team – it would’ve been a full blown disaster. She is by far and away one of the best PMs, in any field, I have had the privilege of working with as an owners rep.  So Amanda – from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. No amount of words or gifts could cover how much I owe you. You made my job easier and even beyond that, made it a delight to go into work each day knowing I had such a great teammate. Continued success to you personally and professionally.  Thank you once again to all and I hope success continues to find each of you. Take care.

JMC Team,

I wanted to extend a very sincere thank you. It was a pleasure working with your team. This project was a very difficult one and your team's willingness to stick with it and persevere through the circumstances is very commendable. Everyone I had to fortune of dealing with is very professional and takes their job very seriously, which I appreciate very much and it’s what makes any project successful. Your team's help down the stretch was HUGE – I would have not been able to keep up with the daily details or anything else without Vanessa’s and Kevin’s help. They were a tremendous help.

Above anything, my greatest and most sincere thank you and gratitude goes out to Amanda Weaver. Without her on this project, I would’ve been lost! Her persistence/perseverance, professionalism, great attitude, work ethic and overall great personality made this project that much easier knowing I had her as an asset and on my side throughout. I can’t fully put into words how valuable she truly is. For that, I am truly grateful and will never forget that. I contended from day 1 that it takes a team to make a project successful and without Amanda on my team – it would’ve been a full blown disaster. She is by far and away one of the best PMs, in any field, I have had the privilege of working with as an owners rep.

So Amanda – from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. No amount of words or gifts could cover how much I owe you. You made my job easier and even beyond that, made it a delight to go into work each day knowing I had such a great teammate. Continued success to you personally and professionally.

Thank you once again to all and I hope success continues to find each of you. Take care.

Welcome to JMC, Kelly Clifford!

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Our new Junior Project Manager, Kelly Clifford, comes to JMC Global with several years' international experience at an export company specializing in procurement. She spent several years living in Prague, and graduated from Louisiana State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Marketing. She fits right in, and we're pleased as punch to add her to the family. Welcome, Kelly!

JMC Prepares for Irma

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Our Orlando office is preparing for the landfall of Hurricane Irma. Operations will most likely be disrupted, in which case our Dallas office will take over.

To all our friends in Florida, please be safe

For projects with Vanessa Dolan, contact either
     Jennifer Eiman at jennifere@jmcgl.com and 469-387-8310, or
     Dianne Williams at diannew@jmcgl.com and 832-482-3011

Questions for Pat Dolan will be covered by
Kelly Morgan at kellym@jmcgl.com and 360-672-5186