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Tackling the lump sum in Thailand


AMSA and IAM challenge the US Department of Defense

AMSA and IAM Challenge the Department of DefenseBoth the AMSA and IAM have challenged the report of the meeting hosted by Gen. Stephen Lyons, Commander of US Transportation Command (USTC), to discuss potential ideas to improve the relocation process for service members.

Time for change

Time for Change

Steve Jordan asks, with prices in the industry more depressed than ever before, is it time movers refused to play the game anymore?

The trials of shipping into Lagos

Kehinde Arowoselu

Steve Jordan talks to Kehinde Arowoselu from Koeman Nigeria Ltd about the difficulties of shipping into Lagos and the alternatives that should be considered.

Focussing on family

Alain Taieb

An interview with Alain Taieb, Chairman of Mobilitas Group, by Steve Jordan


Making friends at FIDI

Ebru Demirel

A report from the 2019 FIDI conference in Amsterdam, by Steve Jordan


Darwish Logistics: the next chapter

Darwish Logistics the Next ChapterSteve Jordan talks to Samer Darwish from Darwish Logistics in Syria. If you think business is tough in your country – read this.

Tackling the lump sum market in Thailand

Kris SnidvongsAn interview with Kris Snidvongs of Thai Movers in Bangkok, by Steve Jordan


The White and Co Mystery Mover

Congratulations to Kim Ngoc from Saigon Van for correctly spotting a rather grouchy-looking Gerry Lane and Ben Ivory last month. This time we have a very happy pair. But who are they? If you know, you could win a beautiful White and Company Black and Red watch. E-mail:

          White & Co Mystery Mover



Santa Fe Interim Quarterly Report out today 16 May 2019

Report shows declining revenue but reduced losses compared with the same period in 2018

Altair Global opens in Ireland

Altair Global has announced its expansion into Ireland with the official launch of a new office location in Dublin, Ireland due to continued company growth.

Corporate relocation increasing according to Atlas Van Lines

According a corporate relocation survey conducted by Atlas Van Lines, 2018 was another positive year for the relocation industry, with roughly nine out of 10 organisations indicating relocation volumes and budgets either held steady or increased. Click the link above to read the full survey or participate next year.


EUROMOVERS conference starts today

EUROMOVERS is starting its annual international convention today (16 May 2019) in the wonderful city of Copenhagen.  There will be a full report in the July issue of The Mover.

Freddy Hoult dies aged 80

Freddy Hault has died at the age of 80.  Fred was one of the icons of the UK moving industry and held high office in his native Newcastle on Tyne.  A thanksgiving service will be held for Fred at All Saints, Gosforth, NE34ES or Friday May 24 at 2:15pm.  Please call Louise White on 0191 6070193 or e-mail if you wish to attend as space is limited.

A full obituary for Freddy will be published in the July issue of The Mover.


New speed limiters not a ‘Big Brother’ solution

The UK’s biggest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has welcomed moves to make autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and other safety systems standard on all new cars in three years’ time, calling it an undoubted life-saver.

Pluscrates fights cash-for-cash claims with new dash cam technology

Samsara cameras will provide video evidence of traffic incidents. Crate hire company Pluscrates has installed the latest Samsara dual facing dash cam technology across its entire fleet to provide video evidence of vehicle journeys and protect both the company and its drivers from fraudulent cash-for-cash claims.

UTA has the best fuel card image

Stefan HorstUNION TANK Eckstein GmbH & Co KG (UTA) has again won the VerkehrsRundschau trade magazine product image award in the fuel card category. This is the fifth time UTA has secured first place on the podium.

Plastic pallet supplier to recycle ALL plastic pallets and boxes

Jim Hardisty Managing Director of Goplasticpalletscom
Plastic pallet supplier has pledged to recycle every plastic pallet and plastic box it supplies to customers at the end of their service life.

Cartus announces enhanced CartusOnline

Cartus Corporation has recently launched an enhanced version of its client interface CartusOnline®.

2019 FTA Yearbook of Road Transport Law now available

FTA Year BookThe 2019 edition of the Freight Transport Association’s much respected Yearbook of Road Transport Law, an essential reference guide containing in-depth information on UK road transport legislation, has now been published.

Wheaton Van Lines, Inc acquires Stevens Worldwide Van Lines

Mark KirschnerIn a move to expand the Wheaton Van Lines network, Wheaton has acquired Stevens Worldwide Van Lines.


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