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Mexico - a country of expats and exports

Rick Hosea from Dewitt Move Worldwide looks at the Mexican market from his grandstand position just across the US border
in San Diego.

EDITOR'S PICKS

BAR 2018 Conference report

This year’s BAR Conference held on 18 -20 May in Bournemouth again delivered a successful, high quality annual event.

Harry Potter welcomes Britannia Muggles

Aubrey Park Hotel in Hertfordshire was the venue for the 2018 Britannia Conference, with a visit to the nearby Harry Potter Studio adding a touch of magic to the Gala Dinner.

Moving in Harmony

Steve Jordan visits the Harmony Relocation Network head office in The Netherlands to find out more about this rapidly-growing organisation.


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.

Is £40 enough?

Joe Warren, a partner and solicitor from Carbon Law Partners, looks at whether the £40 per item liability limit is appropriate in today’s market..

EUROMOVERS in Prague

EUROMOVERS had its 2018 convention in the stunning city of Prague in May. The location was the Grand Majestic Plaza close to the centre of the city, just a short amble to Old Town Square and the famous Charles Bridge.

 

GInter: back in household goods in Miami

GInter has recently opened a new operation in Miami and acquired Coco’s International in Florida to support the company’s household goods business in the region.

Mexico: A Country of Expats and Exports

Rick Hosea from Dewitt Move Worldwide looks at the Mexican market from his grandstand position just across the US border in San Diego.

LATEST ISSUE



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

THE WHITE & CO MYSTERY MOVER COMPETITION - JULY



 

Congratulations to Angie Boreham from Fox Group who last month correctly identified a very fresh-faced Mark Jeffrey, who was then with Trans Euro. This time it’s slightly different: he’s recently been featured in The Mover, but can you tell who’s underneath the hat? Please send your answer to editor@themover.co.uk for a chance at winning the White and Company Red and Black watch.

LATEST NEWS

Managing mobility between the UK and Australia

Delegates using smartphones to ask questions
Over 50 delegates from the world of global mobility gathered at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in London on 20 June for a morning seminar examining the challenges of managing workers and their families taking up assignments down under.

Support Arrowpak’s Terry Cobbin in the fight against cancer

Terry Cobbin
On 8 September, 2018 Terry will be attempting to cycle the full length of the UK from the furthest two points, the iconic Lands’ End to John O’Groats.

You’re having a laugh (I hope) …

Tony Allen: And finally...

Being on holiday at the moment, we spent a very enjoyable evening with two Dutch families. Apart from their almost superior knowledge of English, they also had a very good understanding of our sense of humour. Either that or they were very good at pretending …. 

Gerson Relocation appoints Tony Stone as director of business development

Tony Stone
Gerson Relocation, part of the AGM Group, has announced the appointment of Tony Stone as director of its Relocations Corporate Business Development team in the UK.

New smart motorway driving course launched by Highways England

Smart Motorway
Highways England, the UK government company responsible for the country’s motorways and major ‘A’ roads, has joined forces with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to offer bespoke safety training for drivers who travel on smart motorways.

Lorry parking measures don‘t go far enough


The UK government’s plans to provide more lorry parking across the country don’t go far enough to address the lorry parking crisis.

Crater upgrades for easier communication with customers


Crater has upgraded its SurveyBot platform so that movers can more easily communicate with their customers via phone, SMS/text, e-mail and video - all within the platform. The company calls the new functionality its Omni Communication Hub.

New Commercial Vehicle Production Launches in Dorset

Dave Wolfenden with new Easymover vans
Businessman Dave Wolfenden from Horton Commercials Ltd. In Dorset has launched his own range of commercial vehicles.

Eminox launches range of Euro VI commercial vehicle diesel particulate filters

Eminox particulate filter
Eminox, a leading European designer and manufacturer of exhaust and emission-control systems for heavy-duty vehicles, has recently launched its new range of original equipment-quality Euro VI replacement diesel particulate filters (DPFs).

The FTA’s Van Excellence scheme – what’s it all about?

Mark Cartwright
FTA’s Van Excellence scheme is now seven years old. Deputy Editor David Jordan went along to the scheme’s annual Operational Briefing to learn what it has to offer.

EUROMOVERS clarifies identity confusion in Dubai

Thomas Juchum
EUROMOVERS International SA, the global network of professional moving companies with its head office in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, would like to advise the moving industry that it has no connection with another organisation that trades under the name of Euromovers in Dubai.

Is Caen the new Calais?

Rod McKenzie
As security tightens at the port of Calais, the city of Caen is fast becoming the pressure point for illegal migrants intent on reaching the UK by whatever means possible – usually on the back of a truck.

Raffles in Singapore joins PAIMA


Raffles Relocation & Mobility in Singapore has joined PAIMA. The company is led by Maneesh Sharma, the former Reginal Head of HSBC, Regional Head American Express, and CEO of International SOS.

Grospiron International wins OMNI Gold Award

Jean Luc Haddad

Grospiron International, an FG Holding Mobility Company, has been awarded the prestigious OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) Gold Award for the largest shipper of household goods in the European region.

 

EUROMOVERS International SA and EUROVAN cooperate in the sector of Long-Distance Traffic Dispatch


Eurovan-EuromoverEUROMOVERS International SA and EUROVAN have announced their intent to more closely collaborate for European Long-Distance Traffic dispatching. At the core of the cooperation is the EUROVAN central Long-Distance Traffic Disposition in Mannheim, including the working dispatchers and their internal IT-support system.

DNV GL launches alternative fuels white paper


The white paper “Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping” examines the price, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies. Classification society DNV GL has issued a new white paper which assesses a range of alternative fuels and technologies.

Volvo cars and trucks talk to each other


VolvoVolvo Cars and Volvo Trucks have agreed to share real-time data to expand coverage of the companies’ connected safety technology, a cloud-based system that allows vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of nearby hazards.

Arpin recognised by New England Institute of Technology


Taylor ArpinThe New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) recently held a dedication ceremony at its East Greenwich campus in recognition of the many generous donations made by organizations and friends of the university as its recent campus expansion project is now complete.

Arpin International Group appoints Lisa Jenkins

Lisa Jenkins

Arpin International Group has announced that Lisa Jenkins has been appointed senior international move coordinator.

Suddath wins CIO 100 award


Suddath - home_office_rgb_highThe Suddath Companies received the CIO 100 Award for its leadership in industry innovation. The prestigious annual award recognises organisations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence, and celebrate the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value.

Arpin International Group receives Plus Partner Award


Bridget RitchieArpin International Group has been recognised as an inaugural recipient of a Plus Partner Award, which celebrates the collaborative efforts of Arpin and Plus Relocation to deliver world-class global mobility solutions.

Bringing customer service online with live chat


Andy Soloman, Founder and CEO of Yomdel, says that he has always been interested how the digital customer experience can be improved. He wanted to provide the same level of service that customers get on the high street, online, where customers had been expected to do everything for themselves.

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