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Jesse van Sas, FIDI Secretary General


FAIM: the quality Standard John Prooij, Project Manager Quality & Risk, FIDI

FAIM is moving into its next three-yearly cycle and, with it, is updating its requirements from 3.1 to 3.2. Steve Jordan spoke to John Prooij, Project Manager Quality & Risk at FIDI to find out what that means for movers.

Facebook post shakes up US military household goods contractUS military household goods contract shake-up

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has put out a Request for Information (RFI) on the feasibility of outsourcing the US Military household goods contract to a single company.

In the migration businessJason Diggs, Managing Director, Anglo Pacific

Steve Jordan interviews Jason Diggs, MD of Anglo Pacific. Over the years migrant shippers have come and gone but few, if any, have refined the science of moving migrants like Anglo Pacific has.

One year later: 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs ActOne year later: 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Kamryn Bohn, Richard Loebig and Bobby Mathew from Aires in Pittsburgh explain the actions the company took following the US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that came into force at the beginning of last year.

New California privacy lawNew California privacy law

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, also known as the CCPA, gives California consumers new rights to their personal data. Here, Peter McShea from Aires looks at how the CCPA affects businesses and consumers.

Do we need a fresh look at selling self storage insurance?Do we need a fresh look at selling self storage insurance?

David Jordan reflects on the recent fire at a self store in Croydon, UK and questions whether it’s time for operators to reconsider how they offer insurance to their customers.

FIDI: the international networkJesse van Sas, Secretary General, FIDI

An interview with Jesse van Sas, Secretary General at FIDI, by Steve Jordan


Congratulations to David Taylor from Glen Transport in Sterling, Scotland for spotting Tom and May Wilkie last month.  They were both much-loved characters and Tom was president of BAR in 1981.  This time we head for the Iberian Peninsula, but who is this thorn between these two roses?  Your answer to for a chance at winning the White and Company Black and Red watch.

          White & Co Mystery Mover



Ireland gets Brexit boost

Ireland's Foreign Investment Agency has confirmed that around 5000 new jobs have been created in Ireland since the UK voted for Brexit in June 2016 

FEDEMAC Conference registration open

Registration is open for the FEDEMAC conference to be held at The Radisson, Bucharest from 6-8 May 2019.  delegate fee is Euro 349.  Click the link for more details.

Movers urge US Congress to slow down on fully privatizing military moves

This week members of the American Moving & Storage Association are delivering a message to their senators and representatives on Capitol Hill: Congress should slow down on fully privatizing military moving and establish a Working Group to identify and recommend ways to improve the moving experience for military service members. 

Drewry study concludes Port of Dover has the resilience to cope with moderate Brexit disruption

The Port of Dover has the resilience to cope with moderate disruption arising from Brexit and there is latent short sea capacity to absorb significant overflow at the port in the event of capacity constraints, according to an independent study by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Santa Fe immigration business sale halted

Santa Fe has announced the sale of its global Immigration Business has unexpectedly not been able to go ahead

CMA CGM and MSC to cooperate on Europe-Australia Service

Ocean Alliance member CMA CGM and the 2M’s MSC are to jointly launch a service connecting northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Australia and South-east Asia.


FMC has new chairman

President Trump has designated Michael A Khouri as the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. He had been serving as Acting Chairman since January 2017. "I thank President Trump for his expression of confidence," he said. "I believe it reflects support for the great work that the entire FMC team is doing to ensure fair competition and integrity for America’s ocean supply chain."


€1.85 million funding for new art transport company

The staff at ConvelioAn online transport company in France, Convelio, founded in September 2017, has received €1.85million in funding to aid its quest to become the ‘Amazon of the art world’.

New system for collecting roadside payments in the UK

From Tuesday, 29 January, 2019 the way the UK’s Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) collects roadside payments changed. Instead of paying by chip & PIN, fixed penalties are now collected using a secure payment portal.

Mudinmar joins EUROMOVERS

Grego MartinezMudinmar in Spain has joined EUROMOVERS, the global moving network. The Mover asked Grego Martinez, the company’s CEO, why, when his company is already a member of a number of other moving groups, he should join another.

Dover is ready to welcome customers into the future

The Port of DoverA recent communication from the Port of Dover claims that the port is ready to handle whatever the future throws at it, Brexit or no Brexit.

100% piece-level examination of all export air cargo

The measures taken by the Australian government in May 2018 to strengthen Australia's domestic and international aviation security by requiring piece-level examination of all air cargo bound for, or transiting through, the United States will be extended to all international destinations from 1 March, 2019.

Successes at the HR awards in Asia

The Mover’s readers picked up many of the honours at the HR Vendors of the Year awards held respectively in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore in November last year.

Cartus launches MovePro Vision

Cartus Corporation has recently announced its predictive analytics innovation for global relocation, MovePro VisionSM.

UK to invest in robots to reduce roadworks

The UK government announced in January that it is investing £7.2m in robots to help repair the UK's vast underground pipe network and prevent the disruption caused by roadworks in the future.

UVB’s general manager warns of ‘Catch 22’ Euro VI upgrade

Terry Sinott (centre) with Mark Edwards, Works Manager (left) and Rob Hampton, General ManagerVan builder UVB’s General Manager Rob Hampson took over from predecessor Terry Sinnott just over a year ago. The Mover’s Editor Steve Jordan caught up with him at The Mover & Storers Show to find out how UVB has changed since he took the reins, and how Euro VI is affecting the market.

Rebecca Weiss joins Stevens International

Rebecca Weiss Stevens International Forwarders from Fort Wayne, Indiana has announced the appointment of Rebecca Weiss as Department of State (DOS1) relocation coordinator to the organisation’s government relocation team.

New Board for SNPRM

New Board for SNPRMIn December, Syndicat National des Professionnels de la Relocalisation et la Mobilité (SNPRM) in France elected a new Board in a rejuvenation of the organisation created in 1995 to bring together mobility experts in France and elsewhere.

Maersk changes Asia/Europe service

Edith MaerskAP Moller - Maersk has announced changes to its services connecting Asia and Europe intended to further improve schedule reliability, enabling stable and reliable cargo deliveries to its customers on the world’s most comprehensive Asia-Europe Network.


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