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Fedemac goes commercial


Who’s in the back?

Who is in the back John Heaton of Backhouse Jones Solicitors discusses some of the issues surrounding clandestine entrants and the current guidance in respect of the same.

Preparing for the peak

Ray DaSilvaThoughts on how to manage the seasonal rush from Ray daSilva from Mobility Exchange.

New load sharing service in Australia

Ecoloads Jordan Panos in Australia has recently launched a new company called Ecoloads. The company aims to link up transport providers with customers to reduce costs for customers, help transport companies fill vehicles and cut the volume of traffic on the roads.

Networking IMA style

networking-ima-styleA report from the IMA conference in Bangkok, by Steve Jordan

A different kind of conference

ara-conferenceA report from the unique ARA conference set in the mountains of Thailand, by Steve Jordan

The status of mobility

Bill Graebel Steve Jordan talks to Bill Graebel about the findings of his company’s State of Mobility Report 2018

FEDEMAC goes commercialFEDEMAC

FEDEMAC, the European Movers Federation, established in 1959 as a lobbying organisation dedicated to influencing the law-makers and authorities both in the EU and worldwide, has introduced a new level of Commercial membership.


The White and Co Mystery Mover April 2019

Congratulations to Terry Head for spotting Antonio Gil from Gil Stauffer last month. This time we have two rather grumpy looking characters, but who could they be? If you know e-mail for a chance at winning a beautiful White and Company Red and Black watch.

          White & Co Mystery Mover



Santa Fe Relocation announces strategic partnership with IAG Cargo

Santa Fe Relocation announced a strategic partnership with IAG Cargo. As of 2 April Santa Fe 
Relocation exclusively provides a home relocation service directly to IAG Cargo customers.

IAM unimpressed by new DoD and USTC proposals on HHG contract

IAM has issued a new opinion article about the new proposed contract for the movement of military household goods.  It doesn't seem impressed! 

Smart tachographs needed from 25 June 2019

From 25 June 2019, smart tachographs must be fitted to all new Large Goods Vehicles sold in the UK.  


Severe weather affects container line schedules

More typhoons and adverse weather events are playing havoc with carrier schedules following record low levels of reliability in 2018.

According to Jeremy Nixon, Chief Executive of Ocean Network Express (ONE), global warming has triggered more adverse and variable weather across key shipping lanes, including a “remarkable increase” since 2016 when there were only nine major typhoons in Asia, compared with 13 in 2017 and 17 last year.

Digital Container Shipping Association established

Four major lines – AP Moller-Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and ONE – have jointly established Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) to drive standardisation, digitalisation and interoperability in the industry.

Brexit delay: what it means for UK hauliers

Advice from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency.


New office for AMR in Taipei

Allen Lu from AMR InternationalAMR International in Singapore has recently opened a new office in Taipei.

New flagship event planned for transport industry

ITT Hub EventThe Innovation and Technology in Transport (ITT) Hub is a new two-day exhibition and conference, to be held on 13-14 May 2020 at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre in the UK.

Study could bring wireless EV charging closer to reality

A grant of almost £50,000 from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK has been awarded to a consortium led by UK Power Networks Services, to assess the feasibility of using wireless charging for electric commercial vehicles.

FLTA National Fork Lift Safety Convention 2019 announced

Scene from last year’s FLTA Safety ConventionThe UK’s Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced the date of its 2019 Safety Convention: Wednesday, 30 October, at the Heart of England Event and Conference Centre in Coventry.

How to avoid falling foul of the Traffic Commissioner

Simon EvansSimon Evans, Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England, took to the stage at last November’s Movers & Storers Show Seminar Theatre to explain some of the reasons truck operators are brought to book and why around 260 ‘O’ Licences are revoked in the UK every year.


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