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FTA – earning the right to influence people


David Wells, FTA Chief Executive
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is one of the UK’s largest business organisations, with over 18000 members from the road, air, sea and rail transport sectors. Deputy editor David Jordan travelled to its HQ in Tunbridge Wells to meet the boss.

Keeping control of party time


Keeping control of party timeThe summer months have come to an end, and soon the world will turn its attention to the end of year celebrations, as businesses begin organising their festive parties. Here, Tina Chandler from law firm Wright Hassell offers some sober advice to keep the staff party enjoyable for everyone.

One strike and you’re out!


One strike and you're outBridge strikes have always been something to be avoided for obvious reasons. Here Mark Davies from Backhouse Jones explains that the consequences are even more serious than at first appears.

Working hours not key to expats’ improved work-life balance


Working hours not key to expats’ improved work-life balanceNew research suggests that for many expats, the way in which they spend their downtime has more impact on their work-life balance than the prospect of working shorter hours.

PAIMA conference adds depth
with excellent industryJoleen Lauffer, Aires, Asia Kieffer, Airbnb, Robert White, US Customs and Border Protection speakers


PAIMA rightly prides itself on its conference. Not because it is sophisticated or high budget, but because it allows its members to get together and spend real quality time with each other in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

IAM in the Windy CityChuck White, IAM President

An overview of the IAM (International Association of Movers) conference in Chicago, by Steve Jordan.

Rennie Schafer addresses the convention, Basil Fry at the Trade Show.

FEDESSA holds 21st Annual 

European Convention


London’s prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Centre in the heart of Westminster throbbed with life on 1-2 October as more than 800 delegates from around the world gathered for the 21st FEDESSA European Self Storage Convention and Trade Show.

THE WHITE & CO MYSTERY MOVER COMPETITION

The White & Co Mystery Mover

Nobody spotted Bob Clarke and Cris O’hara from John Mason last month – surely not. Ah well, here’s someone taking a breather out on the golf course. But who is it? If you think you know, you stand a chance at winning a beautiful White and Company Red and Black watch.

E-mail: editor@themover.co.uk


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LATEST NEWS

Maritime digitalisation takes a step closer


DNV GL, the data management company, has recently opened a new base in Singapore for its Veracity industrial data platform that aims to stimulate closer collaboration in the maritime sector through the sharing of data.

Santa Fe sells its relocation business


Santa Fe sells its relocation businessOn 25th September the Santa Fe group announced that it had sold subsidiary Santa Fe Group Limited, which holds the group's relocation activities, to Santa Fe Intressenter AB, a company controlled by Lazarus Equity Partners with support from Proventus Capital Partners.

DKV appoints Peter Meier as new CFO


Peter MeierDKV Euro Service has appointed Peter Meier as new chief financial officer with effect from 2 January, 2020. He succeeds Dr Werner Grünewald, who will leave the company on 31 December, 2019.

Calling all motorcyclists


Last year’s bike runIf you drive a motorcycle, why not join in the annual Santa Run and make a few children smile this Christmas.

FIDI Global Alliance and LACMA announce collaboration


FIDI Global Alliance (FIDI) and the Latin American and Caribbean International Movers Association (LACMA) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the use of the FIDI Professional Cooperation Guidelines (PCGs).

Essential information for hauliers for when the UK leaves the EU


At the time of writing, The Mover has no way of knowing if the UK will leave the EU by the new deadline of 31 January, 2020. However, if it does, and if there is no deal, these are the documents hauliers will need when travelling across The Channel.

Are your employees covered?


Are your employees coveredEmployers should encourage staff to declare their medical history before travelling for business, to avoid potentially costly and complex healthcare issues once abroad, warns Towergate Health & Protection.

Tony Allen: And finally...Tony Allen: And Finally... Time for cool heads?


Ever get angry? Me neither! I know that I’ve written on the subject of anger before, but seriously; I find that of late I’m getting that old pitch and toss of anger bubbling to the surface much more often than it used to.

Aspire Mobility Group staff celebrate another peak-season success


Aspire staff ready to embark Staff at Aspire Mobility Group were treated to a fun day out in Copenhagen last September to celebrate the completion of a highly successful summer peak season.

SIRVA, Inc. to acquire Realogy’s Cartus Relocation business


SIRVA, Inc., a leading global relocation and moving company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the relocation assets of Cartus global relocation company from Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY). The agreement does not include Cartus’s Affinity or Broker Services businesses.

Volvo Trucks launches mileage-based service contract


Thomas NiemeijerVolvo Trucks has recently launched its Volvo Flexi-Gold Contract, a new usage-based service contract where monthly fees are aligned with actual mileage.

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EDITOR'S BLOG

In favour of clean air


I was delighted when David Wells, the Chief Executive of the Freight Transport Association in the UK agreed to record an interview with us this month.  The FTA is one of the UK’s largest business organisations and specialises in everything to do with transport.  Indeed, my old father-in-law was once its president. I remember with some fondness and a little horror, back in the very early 1970s,  the annual invitation to the Christmas dinner dance with my then girlfriend, dressed in her best posh frock and me feeling very uncomfortable in black tie, wondering whether we really could manage a Fox Trot or Quick Step or should just hide in the corner like the other 20-somethings. It was all very grand.

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