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Taking care of business in Australia


Australia InternationalTaking care of business in Australia Moving Association (AIMA)

Editor Steve Jordan spoke to Philip Gordon, the chairman of AIMA, to find our more about the Association.

GDPR and compliance:Brandi Thorne, Aires
tips for US-based businesses

Brandi Thorne from Aires provides some guidance to help US-based companies get to grips with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Shanghai's US$12 billion
Yangshan Port
 Shanghai's US$12 billion Yangshan Port

Jason Will, Country Manager of Asian Tigers Mobility China, explains why shipments to Yangshan Port in Shanghai attract higher haulage fees.

Removals and marketing:Daniele Piani, Marketing and New Media Advisor at Bliss Corporation in Italy what is the relationship?

Daniele Piani, Marketing and New Media Adviser at Bliss Corporation in Italy, offers some advice on how to make a customer’s removal magical.

The Movers and Storers Show 2018
The panel discuss retaining European staff after Brexit

A report on The Movers & Storers Show 2018 that was held at Event City, Manchester, UK on 21-22 November, 2018.

The future of transportThe Freight Transport Association (FTA) 'Future Logistics' exhibition

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) staged its ‘Future Logistics’ exhibition and conference at the events centre in Warwickshire on 14 November, 2018.

OMNI at thirtyIan Waters and Chris Ace

An interview with OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International), regarded by many as being the Premier League of moving networks.


The White and Co Mystery Mover

Congratulations to John Inkpen from Sandersteads in the UK who spotted Greg Wildman of Basil Fry & Co playing golf last month.  This time many golfers will recognise world-famous caddy Steve Williams, but who is receiving instruction? Answers please to for a chance at winning the White & Company Red and Black watch.

          White & Co Mystery Mover


Millions of EU citizens can now apply for settled status in UK

EU citizens need to apply to stay in the UK, but community organisations warn vulnerable groups may be at risk.

Latest on European Low Emission Zones

Follow the link for the latest on low emission zones, road tolling and traffic restrictions in Europe including tighter diesel standards in Stuttgart and Brussels from 1 January 2019

Shipco Airfreight launches K9 cargo screening service

Today, New Jersey-based Shipco Airfreight, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Denmark-based shipping and transportation company Scan-Group, announced its addition of canine screening service for air cargo

New container terminal at Cork

Work has started on the development of a new container terminal in the Irish port of Cork to replace existing container facilities

Competition regulators order investigation into new Hong Kong Seaport alliance

Hong Kong’s competition regulators have warned the port’s container terminal operators that the new alliance unveiled yesterday will be subject to an investigation.


Driver CPC – Making sure it’s relevant

Agnus Russell
As we all remember, Driver CPC was introduced back in 2009 requiring HGV drivers to complete 35-hours of training by 9 September 2014.

UTA opens new branch in Slovakia

Volker Huber
Union Tank Eckstein GmbH & Co KG is continuing its expansion strategy with the opening of a new branch in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Voxme Inventory app enables online and offline sharing

Canadian software company Voxme has launched a new enhancement for its iPhone and iPad inventory app that enables customers to access a signed packing list before the crew leaves the site – even when no Internet connection is available.

M&G’s Matt Faizey wins endurance motor racing championship

The Porsche 968 in action
M&G Removals’ Director Matt Faizey sped to victory on 7 October to clinch the Cartek Motosport Electronics Club Enduro Championship, the largest endurance race series in the UK.

New shipping manager joins Doree Bonner International

Franciele Schenatto Alves
The Doree Bonner International Group has recently appointed Franciele Schenatto Alves to the position of group international shipping manger.

USA-based Sean McNerney joins Moveware sales team

Sean McNerney
Moving industry software specialist Moveware has announced the appointment of Sean McNerney as a sales and client services manager based in the USA.

FTA joins campaign to unlock the power of British ports post-Brexit

The port of Felixstowe is a member of the UK Major Ports Group
The UK’s ports will play a vital role in the nation’s ambition to become an international trading powerhouse post-Brexit, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which is why it joined a new government-backed campaign - Ports for International Trade - to maximise the opportunities for economic growth and job creation in local communities as international port use soars.

FTA calls for clarity on Brexit

There is still much to prepare if trade is to continue to move freely into and out of the UK, says FTA
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) in the UK has commented on October’s report from the National Audit Office (NAO) confirming that the fears of the UK transport industry over border readiness for Brexit in the event of no deal are justified.

Arpin appoints Deena Fernandes as head of operations for Arpin Middle East

Deena Fernandes
Arpin International Group has appointed Deena Fernandes as head of operations for Arpin Middle East.


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A happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all.  As we all stumble across the line into 2019 it’s very hard not to be cautious about what the future might bring with so much uncertainty abounding.  For example, you might have noticed that we have stopped writing about Brexit as there seems little point in speculating when nobody has the faintest idea what’s going on from one day to the next.  ‘May you live in interesting times’ so the saying goes (I don’t think it’s really Chinese).  There can be little doubt that we are, though whether that is a curse or an objective is hard to say.

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