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  • Donate your company pens to help African kids

    Jun 30, 2022
    Africa Mobility Services will be attending the IAM (International Association of Movers) convention in November and will be campaigning to collect pens to help with children’s education in Africa.
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  • New facilities for Mobilitas in Côte d’Ivoire

    Jun 08, 2022
    MOBILITAS has opened new facilities in Yaou, Côte d’Ivoire, in the presence of Vice-Chairman Paul Massardier and the town’s First Deputy Mayor, Sylvestre Toppé.
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  • Container rates up by 150%

    Jun 06, 2022
    According to Xeneta, the ocean and air freight rate benchmarking and market intelligence platform, May saw the highest ever monthly increase in long-term contracted ocean freight rates, as the cost of locking in container shipments soared by 30.1%.
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  • OMNI continues sustainability workshop programme

    Jun 01, 2022
    OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) has delivered its second online sustainability workshop which, as this is an issue that affects the whole industry, was also open to and attended by FIDI affiliates and staff.
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  • FIDI announces FAIM Quality Standard

    May 31, 2022
    FIDI has announced the publishing of the approved FAIM 2022 Standard that will be subject to third-party audits from January 2023. The new Standard replaces the current FAIM 3.2 Standard.
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  • Shanghai beginning to open again

    May 31, 2022
    Allen Lu from AMR in Shanghai has advised that, after two months of almost complete lockdown, the key port of Shanghai in China is beginning to open up again.
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  • Grace Group helps restore Australia’s forests

    May 31, 2022
    On 13 May, volunteers from Grace Group took part in a tree planting day at Kinglake West in the Yarra Ranges National Park, Victoria, with its charity partner Greenfleet; a not-for-profit environmental organisation with a mission to protect the climate by restoring Australia’s forests.
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  • Aires celebrates double awards win at the EMMAs

    May 26, 2022
    Aires has been named Relocation Management Company of the Year by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) at the Americas Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards (EMMAs).
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  • Atlas Canada signs a 25-year agreement with AMJ Campbell

    May 26, 2022
    Atlas Canada, a subsidiary of Atlas World Group Inc, has announced that it has signed a 25-year renewal agreement with​AMJ Campbell effective May 1, 2022.
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  • OMNI sustainability workshop programme 2022

    May 19, 2022
    OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) has announced a full programme of workshops for 2022 focussing on sustainability within the moving and relocation industry.
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  • Goetz Moving aids COVID-19 response in the Philippines

    May 19, 2022
    Goetz Moving and Storage in the Philippines has recently hosted a major event with the Australian government and UNICEF to help the vaccination programme in the country.
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  • BMW extends household removals contract with Harmony

    May 17, 2022
    BMW has extended the Household Goods Removal Contract that was awarded to the Harmony Relocation Network in June 2019 for a further two years until 2024.
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  • Trading prices and leasing rates decline for second-hand containers

    May 15, 2022
    The latest container logistics report issued by Container xChange, a marketplace and technology infrastructure provider for container logistics companies, indicates a decline in average prices for second-hand containers.
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  • OMNI Tonnage Awards 2022

    May 11, 2022
    OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) presented its annual tonnage awards at a specially arranged ceremony in Cannes immediately prior to the FIDI conference.
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  • Air freight capacity takes off and rates drop, as Europe-US flights surge

    May 08, 2022
    The latest analysis from Oslo-based Xeneta shows marked fluctuations in air freight rates between Western Europe and the US, as an increased passenger travel drives cargo capacity to new heights for 2022.
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  • Paul Barnes talks sustainability with Chris Mackley of OMNI

    Apr 28, 2022
    Chris Mackley, General manager of OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International), talks to Paul Barnes of Inspire Global Mobility Consulting about the ways in which OMNI is pushing forward sustainability within its members.
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  • Customs processes interrupted in Costa Rica

    Apr 20, 2022
    OMNI member Mudanzas Mundiales in Costa Rica has reported that, due to an alleged hacking, the platforms Administración Tributaria Virtual (ATV) and Tecnología de Información para el Control Aduanero (TICA) of the Costa Rican Ministry of Finance are temporarily out of service.
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  • TSG Consumer Partners to acquire Cadogan Tate

    Apr 20, 2022
    TSG Consumer Partners (TSG), a private equity firm, announced on 7 April that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Cadogan Tate Group Holdings. The transaction is expected to close in May following regulatory clearance.
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  • Going greener in Malaysia

    Apr 13, 2022
    MY Moving in Malaysia, run by Steve Lewis, has signed with ecolegIT, an all-new sustainability programme for the moving and global mobility industry that not only compensates the CO2 emission of individual moves, but that structurally changes how these moves are performed (see story in The Mover, March 2022, page 35).
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  • New sustainability initiative from Worldwide ERC

    Apr 11, 2022
    On 31 March, 2022, Worldwide ERC launched its initiative to ensure the global workforce mobility industry plays its part as governmental and corporate sustainability requirements become more rigorous in response to growing concerns about climate change and its wide-reaching effects.
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