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SITUATION IN VENEZUELA GETS WORSE

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In recent months we have reported the continuing difficult situation in Venezuela.  The information has been supplied courtessy of Juerg Degenmann, General Manager of MUDANZAS INTERNACIONALES GLOBAL in Caracas. The situation continues to deteriorate and, rather than summarise Juerg's words, it seems fitting here to reproduce them in full, as follows:   To our esteemed colleagues, agents and associates. To update you on present day Venezuela we must begin by saying that what was reported months ago is still valid at this time.  The situation worsens by the day because the changes announced concerning strict economic measures to be implemented that are supposed to have benefits in the present and long run, the adjustments in prices of oil, gas and electricity that are also supposed to improve cash flow, etc. have not been put into effect. Ideas, plans and improvement of said plans come and go and we continue exactly where we were months ago.  There is no official...

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DEMAND GROWTH FOR CONTAINER SHIPPING OUTSTRIPPING GROWTH IN SUPPLY

The growth in demand for container shipping has started to outstrip the corresponding growth in supply.  The change reflects optimism in world trade and will begin to reduce the estimated 120 container ships worldwide that are lying idle.   Full story here    

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LAURIE DEVLIN HAS RETURNED TO WILLIAMS IN VANCOUVER

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On 18 August, Laurie Devlin returned to Williams Moving & Storage in Coquitlam (Vancouver) as a Sales Consultant having retired from the industry in 2013.  Laurie has over 20 years’ experience in the moving industry and has been a part of the Williams family for most of that time, where she managed the company’s international division.    Photo:  Laurie Devlin  

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GRAEBEL WINS STEVIE

Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide has earned the Gold Stevie® Award for Company of the Year - in Business Services for the 11th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs). The IBAs honour the achievements and positive contributions of organisations worldwide.  The award will be presented to Graebel at an awards banquet at the Westin Paris – Vendôme Hotel in Paris on October 10, 2014. Mr. Nicolas Sepulchre, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development in the EMEA region will accept the trophy on the company’s behalf. Bill Graebel, CEO of the Graebel Companies said: “We are humbled to receive this esteemed award. I would personally like extend my gratitude to the International Business Award committee, and its judges; and this Gold Stevie is dedicated to our people and to our global network of partners for their collaborative and superior services to our clients and their relocating employees worldwide.” There are six Stevie Award programmes:...

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ORPHEE MOVES IN THESSALONIKI

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Orphee Beinoglou is moving in to new premises in Thessaloniki, the port of Northern Greece, to a privately-owned modern complex of offices covering an area of 750m2 that will serve the nearby countries and the Balkans.    Photo: Orphee Beinoglou's new office

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LINDA BAUER DARR RESIGNS AS AMSA PRESIDENT & CEO

  Linda Bauer Darr, President and CEO of AMSA (American Moving & Storage Association) announced on 8 August her intention to resign.  AMSA Vice President of Military & Government Relations, Scott Michael will serve as interim President and CEO while the AMSA Executive Committee begins its search for a permanent CEO. Linda will take over leadership of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA).   AMSA said that during Linda’s the organisation faced many challenges on behalf of the industry, including deregulation and the loss of the collective tariff, a class action lawsuit, battling a negative industry image propagated by rogue operators, and an economic recession driven by the collapse of the housing market that resulted in the closing of many industry businesses. However, during that time AMSA has built a strong and stable association providing an expansive array of products and services to members, while enhancing and expanding...

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VOERMAN INTRODUCES FOOD BOX

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Voerman in The Netherlands has introduced a new service to help customers make good use of leftover food when they move house.  The company provides its customers with a food box for any unwanted, non-perishable foods, for delivery to people who are in need.   The company says that when  people move to a new home, they often throw out perfectly good food, because they do not want to take it with them. Voerman recognised this as a waste and contacted the Dutch national umbrella for food banks and asked them if they were interested in working together to find a solution.   The concept is simple: all Voerman International’s customers are offered a food box in which to put non-perishable food items they do not want to take with them. On the day of their move to a new home, Voerman International will pick up the food box and deliver it to the food bank organisation. Everybody benefits: Voerman’s customers can stop worrying about leftover food, less food is wasted...

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NEW SOFTWARE FOR CARTUS TO MONITOR COMPLIANCE

Cartus has adopted a new software, Compliance 360, to provide a reportable, trackable view into suppliers in the Cartus network.  Respondents to a 2014 Cartus survey rated compliance among the top challenges of global relocation programs, up 12 percentage points from just two years ago. Compliance 360 provides a number of benefits to Cartus and its clients, including a centralised approach to managing supplier information and risk assessment, comprehensive assessment of supply chain risk factors, easy to access automated reporting and prospective supplier data collection and reporting to facilitate bids for worldwide service.    read the full story here  

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