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Insurance: 2020 and beyond

Gadi Binness Wondering where the relocation and mobility vertical is headed in the coming decade? Here’s a snapshot of where we are today, along with some predictions for the future.

Rebuilding the red horse

Yann BlandyAs Santa Fe begins to re-emerge as a major force in the moving and relocation industry following its financial difficulties, Steve Jordan interviews its new CEO, Yann Blandy, to find out what went wrong, and the plans for putting it right.

Diversifying the diversification

Ludovic Lemoine and Philippe MiraultIn the February issue of The Mover, we interviewed Jean-Luc Haddad of Grospiron in Paris on the subject of diversification. Seven years ago, his company ventured into the world of relocation by buying Cosmopolitan Services Unlimited (CSU). Here we talk to Ludovic Lemoine and Philippe Mirault about the industry, and the changes that have taken place since.

Risky business

Andreas and Eddie PfeiferAccording to Eduard Pfeifer and his son, Andreas, from HVD Insurance Brokers in Hamburg, it’s all to do with relationships. Steve Jordan caught up with them for a chat to find out a bit more about the company and insurance in general.

A mobility Shyft for Peggy

Peggy SmithPeggy Smith likes workforce solutions, and she likes a challenge. For nearly ten years she was CEO of Worldwide ERC®. Now she’s joined Shyft, a technology company. Steve Jordan asked her about the dramatic change in direction..

US domestic trends to watch in 2020

Sterling Lexicon offers an insight into what to expect from the US domestic relocation market in 2020.More Gen Z will enter the job market in 2020

The last mile

Ray daSilvaRay daSilva, President, Mobility Exchange, looks at what might be an opportunity for the moving industry, given the right leadership.


White and Company Mystery Mover

Well done to Paul McCluskey from Overseas Packers and Shippers in Australia for spotting Ted Prior behind his disguise last month. But who could this handsome couple be? If you know you could win the White & Company Red and Black watch.


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UK lockdown sparks surge in self storage enquiries

StorageWorldData from Google Trends shows there has been a recent surge in enquiries for self storage. The reason is thought to be people making room for home offices, home gyms and family members while the UK is in lockdown.

Relocation in Australia

An interview with Anna Kavelj of Elite Woodhams Relocation in Australia, discussing COVID-19 and how it's affecting the relocation business in Australia.

Driver CPC rules relaxed during COVID-19 outbreak

The Department for Transport has announced that it has put in place temporary changes to the Driver CPC requirements during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

COVID-19 and its impact on the relocation industry: industry experts weigh in on the tough questions

Is this the new normal?

A panel of leading relocation experts have discussed how global companies are handling the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic across a range of industries. Panelists shared insights on how the crisis has impacted every part of the relocation process, including real estate, transferee welfare, household goods moving, immigration and visa process and expatriated workers. 

COVID-19 update: call for logistics professionals to come together

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has launched an initiative to bring together logistics and passenger transport operators in urgent need of supply chain resources. Backed by the RHA, FTA and CPT, the initiative matches organisations together so that those who have capacity can help those organisations in need, such as the NHS and the grocery retail sector.

New advice issued to assist the UK transport industry during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

To recognise that the goods and passenger carrying industries may face significant challenges in the coming months, The Senior Traffic Commissioner has issued temporary guidance to the traffic commissioners on the way they carry out their regulatory duties during this period.

Wendy Smith joins Galleon

Wendy Smith Wendy Smith has moved to a new role at Galleon International at Purfleet in Essex, England. Wendy previously worked with Momentous in London for 10 years.

Annual cost of UK’s pothole damage rises to £1.25 billion

PotholesAccording to research published by automotive repair company Kwik Fit, UK motorists spent a total of £1.25 billion repairing pothole damage to their vehicles over the last year.

European road transport Covid-19 information

A new online information service on coronavirus-related measures for passenger and road transport has been launched by the International Transport Forum's Road Transport Group for pan-European haulage in 43 member countries.  

UK government says moves can go ahead if no alternative date can be agreed.

Advice issued by the UK government on 26 March 2020 says that it is not necessary to pull out of moving transactions as long as the guidance to stay at home and away from others at all times, including the specific measures for those who are presenting symptoms, self-isolating or shielding, are met.

Brexit transition extension needed to counter COVID-19 challenge, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus will make the effective implementation of any new legislation impossible in the short term.

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Is it really about health?

I write this having learned that OMNI and FIDI have postponed their conferences in Japan because of Coronavirus.  I have also just returned from the IMA conference in Cambodia at which 30% of delegates cancelled at short notice leaving the organiser with a serious financial problem to manage.

But it does seem to me the decisions to cancel events, of which there have been many, including the Six Nations Rugby, is more about economics than health. 

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