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De Haan – eight generations of family ownership




There are very few family owned companies anywhere in the world that have survived into their eighth generation, but OMNI member De Haan can proudly claim to be one of them.


EDITOR'S PICKS

Business as usual

Canadian corporation, AMJ Campbell Inc., announced that it would not be renewing its licensing agreement with the international franchisee doing business under the name ‘1776963 Ontario Inc.’. This will be effective December 31, 2017.

Gap-year managers

Lisa Johnson from Crown World Mobility tells how international assignments are being sold to young talent as ‘adventure moves’.

 

World’s first autonomous electric ship

The world’s first autonomous electric container ship, Yara Birkeland is due to begin operating in the latter half of 2018 according to its Norwegian builders Kongsberg.

Don’t compete, collaborate

Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.




Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.
Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.
Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.
Ray DaSilva from IAM’s Mobility Exchange explains IAMX, a universal directory for the mobility industry.

Electric HGV from Tesla

The Tesla Semi is due to be launched next year in the USA.

 

Mac’s Truck Sales – the road to success

Deputy Editor David Jordan visited Mac’s Truck Sales at its impressive new premises on the outskirts of Huddersfield.

De Haan – eight generations of family ownership

There are very few family owned companies anywhere in the world that have survived into their eighth generation, but OMNI member De Haan can proudly claim to be one of them.

LATEST ISSUE



Steve Jordan, Editor of The Mover, gives an overview of the stories appearing in the January issue.

THE WHITE & CO MYSTERY MOVER COMPETITION - JANUARY



Identifying Ray Slemmings from C. Bain of Upminster proved very tricky for most of you last month. Only a few got it right including our winner, Chris Marshall from Bishop’s Move (then again he is Ray’s nephew!). Ray was a true gentleman who is no longer with us. He was also a loyal supporter of BAR and the Secretary of the BAR East Met Area. This time we have a pair of likely lads to identify. Two names please to editor@themover.co.uk for a chance at winning the White and Company Red and Black Watch

LATEST NEWS

GDPR – getting ready for May 2018

Speaking at the Movers & Storers Show, James Backhouse from Backhouse Jones Solicitors gave a taste of what the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules will mean and how businesses must prepare if hefty fines are to be avoided.

Stanford West lorry park scrapped

In November Chris Grayling, UK Secretary of State for Transport, announced the withdrawal of the earlier decision to site a lorry park at Stanford West in Kent on the grounds that the government can no longer defend the judicial review.

Humboldt CEO elected to UniGroup Board of Directors

Humboldt Storage & Moving’s Chief Executive Officer, Howard Goldman, was recently elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of UniGroup.

Could one of your drivers be the next FTA Driver of the Year?

Thomas Kent has been named as the UK’s top driver in logistics, after a nationwide competition organised by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

New efficiency for the Indian logistics sector

Ajit Venkatesh from Globe Moving in Bangalore, India has started a new company: Mera Transport Exchange Pvt. Ltd.

RTITB in the new Logistics 100

Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board) has been recognised as a key industry influencer in The Logistics 100, the only representative of an accrediting body to receive this endorsement.

Dutch delegation visits The Movers & Storers Show

A delegation from Dutch moving company Mondial Movers paid a visit to The Movers & Storers Show in November to help keep abreast of the latest developments in the industry

New custom-design service from Sofrapack

New custom-design service from SofrapackFrench packing materials supplier Sofrapack has recently announced a new service that allows customers to design their own packing cases online. The company offers delivery anywhere in Europe within three days.

Early benefits for Earned Recognition operators

From 31 January, 2018 the DVSA (the UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) examiners will no longer routinely stop vehicles of operators taking part in the Earned Recognition pilot - saving the operators time and money. 

2018 X2 ConferenceX2 Annual Conference 2018  


The fifth annual X2 Conference will take place in Hua Hin, Thailand at the Dusit Thani Resort from 24-28 February, 2018.

Celebrating 90 years of friendly moving

During the IAM convention in Long Beach, Tippet-Richardson invited friends and industry colleagues to a series of events to celebrate the company’s 90 years in business.

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EDITOR'S BLOG

Thoughts about little things


The start of the new year has us all looking towards the future.  Some might be contemplating a new venture, others might be planning retirement or wondering how to hold the business together for another year.  But I started thinking at a much smaller level.

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