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PAIMA 2018 - the calm before the storm


A year for IAM
Terry Head delivered his final State of IAM address as president of the Association

Terry Head has delivered his final State of IAM address as president of the organisation.

IAM LearningIAM Learning

IAM Learning is a new initiative from IAM to help all members, worldwide, provide professional training to staff at all levels.

ISO Standard for digital inventories ISO Standard for digital inventories

At the IAM convention, IAM presented ISO 17451-1:2016 ISO as the Standard for the numeric coding of inventories

Paper records are becoming
a data liability
Paper records are becoming a data liability

Businesses are under more pressure than ever before to digitise information and the question of what to do with the UK’s mountain of boxes should be at the top of the agenda.

Interem joins HarmonyInterem joins Harmony

Interem Relocations in Dubai has joined Harmony, providing this already substantial organisation with an operating network of partners in 60 countries and fuelling the fire of the company’s rapid development.

Bringing the global moving
industry together
Chuck White will take over as president of IAM when Terry Head stands down

Steve Jordan interviews Chuck White who will take over from Terry Head as president of the International Association of Movers (IAM).

PAIMA 2018: the calm before
the storm
 PAIMA convention 2018

PAIMA held its 34th annual convention and general assembly immediately before IAM.  It was a record turnout of over 150 attendees illustrating the Association’s growth in recent years.



The White and Co Mystery Mover

Nobody spotted the youthful face of Bryce Burns from Santa Fe last month. This month it’s much easier despite the somewhat unflattering pose. But are you sure who it is? Have a guess and share a chance at winning the White and Company Red and Black watch. E-mail your answers to

          White & Co Mystery Mover


IFA expands training team

Claire Capaccioli

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expanded its training team with the appointment of Claire Capaccioli as Trainer – Freight and Customs Procedures.

No-deal plans are a recipe for post-Brexit chaos

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is warning plans in the government’s latest technical notice on commercial freight in the EU are too little, too late.

Writer and IAL in joint venture

Writer Information in India and IAL Nigeria Limited have recently announced a joint venture to offer premier data governance solutions, operating under the name Intelics Solutions Nigeria Limited.

Aires wins Outstanding Corporate and Social Responsibility Initiatives award

Fergus Bird Global Sales Director at FEMAires has been awarded the Outstanding Corporate and Social Responsibility Initiatives award by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) at the APAC Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards (EMMAs) ceremony held on 6 September in Hong Kong.

DVSA Reminder: post-Brexit lorry permit applications open

You can prepare contingency plans for the unlikely event of a ‘no deal’ by applying for an ECMT permit to continue operating in the EU after 29 March, 2019.

Maersk sends first container ship through Arctic route

Northern Sea Route - Maersk
In August, Maersk - the world’s largest shipping line - braved the ice to send its first container ship through the northern route from Vladivostok through the Bering Straight to St Petersburg.

Volvo Trucks introduces new tyre monitoring service

Volvo tyre monitoring
Volvo Trucks has launched a new tyre management service in Sweden as well as a major test pilot for advanced monitoring of trucks in Europe. By also applying machine learning, the accuracy of predicting and preventing unplanned stops will be improved even further.

Euro 6 conversion for trucks not yet approved - A clarification by Steve Jordan

Alan Barnard of Green Urban Technologies
In January 2018 The Mover included a report on The Movers and Storers Show which mentioned a presentation from Alan Barnard of Green Urban technologies.

New freight comparison tool launched

International freight marketing solutions company, Freight Media, has launched its long-awaited disruptive tool: Freightabase.

The future of autonomous electric trucks, from Volvo

Volvo Autonomous TruckVolvo Trucks is now presenting a new transport solution consisting of autonomous electric commercial vehicles that can contribute to more efficient, safer and cleaner transportation.

2019 financial levels confirmed for UK operators

The UK government has announced the new level of financial standing required for heavy fleet operators from 1 January, 2019. 

The rates are:

1st vehicle:  £8,000 (previously £7,950)
Each additional vehicle: £4,450 (previously £4,400)

New MovePro Toolkit from Cartus

Cartus Corporation recently announced its new MovePro ToolKit that provides clients and customers with easy-to-use products to navigate the entire relocation process.

Van Drivers Urged to Check Weights

Van Weight Limits
Younger van drivers are being urged to make sure they don’t overload their vehicles and make their driving licence invalid.

Volvo to introduce all-electric trucks in North America

Peter Voorhoeve, President of Volvo Trucks North America
As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure, Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year and commercialise them in North America in 2020.

Learn about CAZ and much more with FTA

FTA EventsJust over six months from now the UK’s first Euro VI/6 urban requirement will start in London. Five other cities – Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham, Southampton and Leeds – have produced plans which may see all of them following suit before 2019 is over.

Intermovers Malaysia packs artefacts for major London exhibition

Islamic Artefact packed by Intermovers
Intermovers Malaysia has recently packed and shipped a large air shipment of Islamic artefacts to the British Museum in London to form part of the exhibition at the Albukhary Foundation Gallery that opened on 18 October, 2018.

Allied Pickfords, Bangkok wins Customer’s Choice Award for Asia Pacific

Allied Pickfords Bangkok
SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving has awarded its agent Allied Pickfords, Bangkok, Thailand, the prestigious Customer’s Choice Award for Asia Pacific 2017. 

SEAT and Grupo Sesé debut Europe’s longest truck

SEAT and Grupo Sesé have carried out a pilot test to analyse the performance of the duo trailer, the largest and most efficient freight delivery truck now driving on motorways in some European countries.

FTA calls on MPs to vote in favour of withdrawal agreement 

The business group representing the logistics sector, the Freight Transport Association (FTA), is calling on MPs to vote in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement to keep Britain trading post-Brexit by delivering the frictionless trade that the logistics sector was promised.

A UK first: parents who lose a child entitled to bereavement leave

Bereavement Leave

A new workplace right to paid leave for bereaved parents was officially enshrined in law on 13 September, 2018 as the Parental Leave and Pay Bill achieved Royal Assent.

PricePoint partners with ECU Worldwide and Apex Shipping

PricePoint has joined forces with ECU Worldwide and Apex Shipping BV to provide freight pricing to its subscribers and corporate/RMC suppliers.

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