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LARS LYKKE IVERSEN TO RETIRE NEXT YEAR

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In addition to reporting strong performance for the first 6 months of 2014 the Santa Fe Group announced the news that its CEO Lars Lykke Iversen would retire in 2015 based on a structured succession plan as the company looks forward to implementing the next stage of its business plan.   “I have had the honour of leading the Santa Fe Group since 1989 to its position today as a leader in global mobility services and with virtually unlimited future opportunities ahead,” Lars said.  “I am proud of how we made it to where we are today and I have loved every minute of the journey. Given our strong position and exciting plans I believe now is the right time for me to begin a transition into retirement in 2015.”   Lars Lykke Iversen began his career 42 years ago with Santa Fe Group’s parent company, EAC (East Asiatic Company). In 1972, he transferred to Vancouver and subsequently in 1982 to Pasadena CA before relocating to Hong Kong in 1986. He took...

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NATIONAL STRIKE IN CHILE

Hellen Concha, Traffic Manager from Unipack in Santiago, Chile has advised that the country’s Agriculture National Service (NSA) has called a national strike on 9, 10, 15 and 16 of September.  This means that shipments arriving at the country’s ports and airports on these days will be delayed.  

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TRANSPACK ARGENTINA EXPANDS TO NEW FACILITIES

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Transpack Argentina announces that it will be operating from a new facility, effective immediately.  After a long history in their classic building in the fashionable neighbourhood of San Telmo, the company is relocating to a larger and more modern combined warehouse and office space in the neighbourhood of Munro, one of the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires, closer to customers and with space to grow and expand.  “We will miss this place,” said President Cliff Williamson about their old place of business.  “It has served us well for twenty-five years, five years longer than my own tenure at Transpack.”  Cliff said he will always have a soft spot in his heart for the building on Azopardo, constructed by a British firm one hundred years ago. “But the new facility gives us triple the space, multiple entry and greater workspace in the warehouses, spacious parking and manoeuvring, and quick access to two major arteries - the Panamericana and General...

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NO NON-CONFORMANCES FOR WILLIAMS

Williams Moving & Storage in Vancouver has recently achieved a perfect score during its FAIM certification programme, with a non-compliant value of zero. The company says that it now looks forward to continuing to build strong relationships with fellow FIDI-FAIM members, as well as all other moving companies around the world involved in international relocation that share its values and passion for quality. The company also said that it wished to recognise the team in its International Department who worked so hard on the audit and maintain FIDI-FAIM standards every day.  

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JOSEPH JACKSON JOINS GRAEBEL FROM CARTUS

Joseph Jackson has become Graebel’s Vice President of Business Development for the New York City and tri-state regional markets. He will be accountable for new client acquisitions for the company’s global relocation and move management services. Joseph was previously with Cartus for 14 years most recently as the company’s Global Director of Client Services. There, his leadership earned him the Cartus President award. He attended the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University; holds a certified relocation professional (CRP®) designation from the Worldwide ERC®; and trained in Lean Sigma and Six Sigma operations and project management.  

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NEW DIRECTOR OF MOVING AT PACKIMPEX LTD.

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Damian Aebischer has accepted a new challenge in his career as the Director of Moving at Packimpex Ltd. This is in addition to his existing role as the company’s Director of Finance and Administration. Over the past 6 years Damian has successfully implemented new structure processes, increasing quality in the areas of Finance, IT and Temp-living. He is now taking on Marcel Jörg’s responsibilities in the moving department.  “I am sure that Damian's attention to detail, his structured work methods, open communication style and analytical skills will help us to master today's challenges of the moving division and allow me to focus on my role as CEO of this growing company,” said Marcel Jörg.    Photo:  Damien Aebischer  

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RELOCATION TRENDS FROM CARTUS

Cartus has recently issued a new set of profiles based on its recent 2014 Trends in Global Mobility: Policy and Practices survey, which garnered responses from 172 relocation managers around the world representing more than 8 million employees. Profiles were prepared for eight major industry sectors, looking at a number of key survey questions and comparing the results of each sector against overall survey responses. This approach provides insight into how specific industries are approaching areas such as assignment volume and types, cost control focus and solutions, and the role of global mobility.   Reports are available for the following industries:   • Consumer Goods • Financial • Manufacturing/Construction • Oil & Gas • Pharma • Raw Materials • Service/Media • Technology   Email Cindy Madden for a copy on trustedguidance@cartus.com.  

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INDIAN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS UP BY 12%

According to an EY report M&A activity in India has risen by 12% in the last twelve months as it continues to be a major attraction to global players.   Full story here

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