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Investing in Self-Storage in Japan and Beyond


The signing ceremony, Ichigo & ESTDan Morisaku, Senior Manager, Ichigo Inc, shares his experience of moving into the self storage market

Ten vital UK moving statistics from 2019


Rob HoughtonHome move comparison site reallymoving has revealed ten statistics that together tell the story of UK home movers during 2019, including when people moved, how far they went, the most popular destinations and of course, what it all cost.

How will consolidation affect the global moving business?


Ray daSilvaA recent podcast issued by IAM Learning looks closely at the increasing consolidation in the moving industry and considers how it will continue and what affect it is likely to have over time.

IMA Conference, February 28 – March 3, Cambodia


Angkor Wat, Cambodia This year the IMA Conference (International Mobility Alliance) moves to an exciting new location, the resort city of Siem Reap in the north-west of Cambodia. For many this will be their first time in Cambodia, so apart from the conference, what is there to do and see and what do you need to look out for?

Making the switch


Paul Fahey Steve Jordan talks to Paul Fahey, a moving man who turned to self storage and found the road to success.

The fine art of diversification


Jean-Luc Haddad An interview with Jean-Luc Haddad of Grospiron in Paris about how he diversified his business to make sure it could remain independent. By Steve Jordan.

Toyota to build prototype city of the future


Toyota's Woven City Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype ‘city’ of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan.

THE WHITE & CO MYSTERY MOVER COMPETITION

White and Company Mystery Mover

No difficulty last month spotting the dynamic duo of Stewart Pack and Tony Squire, ex Trans Euro and 360. Well done to Mark Jeffery for being the first correct answer out of the hat. This time we have a thin disguise, but will it fool The Mover’s readers? If you know who it is, you could win a beautiful White and Company Red and Black watch.

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LATEST NEWS

Allison Kemp takes the helm at FTA’s Road Freight Council


Allison Kemp (FTA)Logistics expert Allison Kemp, Managing Director of A.I.M Commercial Services Ltd, has been appointed chair of the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Road Freight Council.

Persistent drink-drivers not getting the message


Drink drivers still not getting the messageThe UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has said it is disappointed at yet another year of stagnation in the annual drink-drive statistics announced on 12 February, saying the ‘hardcore’ of persistent drink-drivers are still not getting the message.

Self Storage Expo Asia 2020Self Storage Association Asia (SSAA)


Self Storage Expo Asia 2020 takes place on May 13-15 in Singapore.  New elements are planned this year to bring more investors to the world of self storage and help attendees to capitalise on new opportunities to fill self storage sites and grow their business.

Regarding concerns about the coronavirus situation, the SSAA (Self Storage Association Asia) does not believe that the situation currently requires any alterations to its schedule or plans. 

Disruptive fine-art shipping newcomer announces €9m series ‘A’ funding


Edouard Gouin & Clément OuizilleDigital fine-art forwarding specialist Convelio, has raised €9 million in Series ‘A’ funding led by European venture capital investor Acton Capital.

Volvo Trucks North America shows off electric heavy-duty trucks


Volvo VNR Electric truckAt an exclusive event at the TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California, Volvo Trucks offered a first look at its North American Class 8 battery-electric project trucks. 

Britain’s biggest road project finished six months early


The A14 is Britain’s biggest road projectHighways England announced on 6 February that Britain’s biggest road project - to improve the busy A14 - is set be completed more than half a year early and will open to traffic this spring.

lvin Ong returns to Vanpac


Alvin Ong and family Vanpac GroupAsia has welcomed Alvin Ong back after seven years away. He has been appointed general manager/network director for Vanpac and will be based at the company’s HQ in Singapore.

UK ban on sale of diesel and petrol vehicles brought forward


Christopher SnellingThe announcement by Boris Johnson on 4 February that the deadline for banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans will be brought forward to 2035 has attracted comments from both the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Road Haulage Association (RHA).

Dora Sayegh joins Metropolitan


Dora SayeghInternational moving company Metropolitan has announced the appointment of Dora Sayegh as its USA commercial representative.

Suddath appoints Scott Perry as president of Moving & Logistics

Scott PerryRelocation and logistics specialist Suddath has announced the promotion of Scott Perry to president of Suddath Moving & Logistics. He succeeds Frank Senatore who is retiring after five years on the Suddath team.

The Movers & Storers Show 2019


Seminar TheatreLast November, the 2019 Movers & Storers Show moved south to Coventry. Deputy Editor David Jordan took a trip to the English Midlands to check it out.

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EDITOR'S BLOG

Waiting for the grenade


I always think of February as a time of great promise.  For some of us, in the right part of the world, it’s the ante room for springtime and the start of renewal.  I always think it’s nice to reflect on what the coming year might bring as it unfolds.  

For movers, February means the start of the first conference season of the year.  We should offer no prizes for guessing what the main subjects at conference will be this time around.  I strongly suspect the subject of change will be centre stage.  

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