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JOHN MASON CELEBRATES AUSTRALIA DAY 2017 WITH QUIRKY ‘CROCODILE DUNDEE’ CAMPAIGN

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  John Mason International Movers has followed up on last year’s ‘Removals Men’ video, with an even more ambitious and successful ‘Crocodile Dundee’ inspired video and social media campaign to celebrate Australia Day 2017 on 26 January.    Having helped over 50,000 people take the plunge Down Under during its 130-year history, the Aussie national holiday marking the anniversary of the arrival of the first fleet of convict ships in Sydney Cove in 1788, is a big deal for John Mason.   The international movers marked the occasion by coming up with an innovative digital campaign, which offered two people the chance to win a trip to Australia after watching a clip of ‘Mick Dundee’ wreaking havoc in London. Onlookers in the clip are left stunned by the bizarre antics of a man going walkabout in full Crocodile Dundee outfit.   Of course, people watching the video quickly realise it is not Mick Dundee, of iconic 80s film...

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ORPHEE BEINOGLOU RECEIVES GROWTH AWARD IN GREECE

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  Orphee Beinoglou in Greece has been honoured as one of only 20 winners in the country’s Awards for Growth and Competitivity ‘Growth Awards’, organised jointly by Eurobank and Grant Thornton. The aim was to reward enterprises that were able to combine high financial performance with a successful modern corporate management and who have the drive to contribute to the structure of the business environment and corporate culture in Greece.  The awards were made on Thursday, December 1st 2016 at the Athens Music Hall.   In a letter to Orphee Moschopoulos–Beinoglou, the organisers said that his company was one of the country’s 20 most dynamic enterprises, which despite adverse conditions had distinguished itself amongst hundreds of other Greek companies. “The ultimate choice made by the Evaluation Committee, was extremely difficult because all 20 enterprises hold a powerful and equally-valued presence, high financial indexes, escalating turnover,...

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AIRES AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU TORCH AWARD FOR ETHICS

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  Aires has been awarded the Torch Award for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania. Aires received the award in a presentation ceremony conducted at the company’s Pittsburgh, PA headquarters and attended by Better Business Bureau representatives, Aires clients, and members of the Allegheny County Council.   "We are very excited to win this prestigious award because it confirms that honesty and integrity can still play a huge part in a successful business," said Jeff Wangler, President of Aires. "We do business right, and if we make a mistake, we own up to it. Thanks to the Better Business Bureau for recognising the ethics of all of the dedicated Aires employees. We are very grateful for this honour."   In awarding the honour, judges cited Aires’ organisational best practices, commitment to ethical behaviour, and core values as key factors in the selection process. Torch Awards judge, Dr. Jim Weber, also stated, "The Aires Way reflects...

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PETER ROSADA JOINS AIRES

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  Peter Rosada, CRP, has joined Aires as Director, Business Development. In his role, he will be responsible for strategic sales initiatives and global account management.   Peter has 39 years of comprehensive relocation management experience, serving in sales, general management, and account management roles. His experience includes leading sales efforts, managing business strategies, and oversight of day-to-day operations for a regional office. He most recently served as a Vice President of Global Accounts, working closely with clients to provide insights and advisory services for all aspects of global mobility strategy.   “We are excited to have a very successful industry veteran like Peter join us,” said Aires’ President, Jeff Wangler. “He has proven that he can help provide solutions for mobility professionals and, coupled with Aires RELOx platform, we know he will have continued success.”   Peter is bilingual with German-English...

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VENEZUELA UPDATE

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  The overall situation in Venezuela continues to be the same as concerns the never-ending shortage of staple foods. This situation is repeated and multiplies in everything that affects our day-to-day lives as individuals, merchants in general, businessmen and entrepreneurs.   The Airlines available for export continue to be VENSECAR and we cover all shipments to Latin America and the U.S.A. with them as they offer several flights per week. Limitations as concerns the size of the liftvans continue. With IBERIA we cover Europe with an approximate transit time of five-six days.   There is a considerable shortage of containers for deep sea cargo because of the decrease in imports. This lack of containers affects reservations for confirmed exports.    Recently our President told us that new bills and coins will begin to circulate and he gave us three days to deposit in our personal accounts all the 100 Bolivars bills we have as these will no longer be accepted....

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GLENN STEPHENSON JOINS MUDANZAS GOU

Mudanzas Gou in Mexico has recently appointed Glenn Stephenson as Director of Client Relations. Glenn began his career in the international relocation industry with The Viking Corporation in St. Thomas, USVI in 1977. From there, Glenn joined NorthAmerican International holding positions in Cairo, Egypt and returning to the headquarters office of North American Van Lines in Fort Wayne, Indiana.     Navigating a series of challenging restructures and developing multiple business lines at the NAVL home office, Glenn departed to follow an entrepreneurial venture in the purchase of Saint Vrain Moving & Storage.  Following his time at Saint Vrain, Glenn sold his interests to his partners and has held key international positions with Beltmann North American, Prudential Relocation (TRFCA) and MS Move Management/Schneider GRS in both Sales and Operations Management.    Glenn’s responsibilities at Mudanzas Gou will include working with current clients and suppliers,...

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STEVE SHELDON WALKS 40 MILES TO WORK FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

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  For the last twenty six years, John Mason International’s facilities director Steve Sheldon has driven to work each morning from his home in Poynton to Liverpool, a distance of approximately forty miles. In the bid to raise money for Children in Need, Steve decided to take up the challenge of walking to work.   When leaving home at 7.45am on Thursday to begin the trek Steve was met by brilliant sunshine, however just two hours later the weather conditions turned nasty and he was required to battle through a torrential down pour.   Stopping only for a warm flask of soup, Steve persisted as conditions worsened resulting in the normally pleasant canal paths becoming difficulty to navigate. Nine hours after setting off Steve stopped off at a near-by hotel for refreshments and a well-deserved break.   The next morning Steve set off for the final leg of the journey, but just as he did, the heavens opened once again, but instead of rain this time Steve encountered...

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SANTOS STRIKE INTENSIFIED

    The port strike in Santos, Brazil, has intensified this week with the introduction of ‘Red Light Week’ until 16 December.  During this period, import cargoes will be retained in the terminals and the export shipments will undergo physical and documentary inspections.   Next week, a standard operation is also scheduled at the Port of Santos. Between Monday and Friday with only essential and perishable items being released.   Jose Roque, Executive Director of the Union of Maritime Navigation Agencies of the State of São Paulo (Sindamar) explained that the fiscal strike, which began in July of this year and worsened in recent weeks impacting the flow of international trade and restricting the supply of essential commercial and industrial supplies.   Jose said that the port of Santos is also suffering from the unpredictability of operations, generating legal and contractual insecurity, and may even lead to the displacement of operations...

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