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LAURA MAY WINS AT THE EMMAS

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  AIReS has announced that Laura May Carmack, Quality Manager, was awarded Global Mobility Professional of the Year by the Forum for Expatriate Management at the EMEA EMMA Awards ceremony. Laura May was chosen from a competitive shortlist of eight nominees in this category and was recognised for her vast leadership experience within the relocation industry and at AIReS. Laura May has also been previously recognised as 'highly recommended' in this category at the 2016 Americas and APAC EMMA Awards.   “All of us at AIReS are very proud of Laura May, who is the consummate professional,” said Aires President, Jeff Wangler. “She is the perfect example of someone who got involved with relocation at a young age and has flourished, grown, and become one of the premiere executives not only at AIReS but also in the relocation industry. We are honoured to have her work at AIReS and also to be an important part of the relocation community in EMEA and around the globe....

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NEW WAREHOUSE FOR ORPHEE BEINOGLOU IN ATHENS

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  Orphee Beinoglou in Greece has just completed the construction of another big Logistics Hub & Storage Facility in Athens for accommodating its operations, located in the industrial area of Aspropyrgos, around 20 kms from the city and 10 kms from the Port of Piraeus.    The new facility has 16,000 square meters of covered space on a 51,000 square meter site.  It has 31 loading docks monitored around the clock by 70 CCTV systems and special fire detection and burglary security systems.     Including this new establishment Orphee Beinoglou operations in Greece are spread across six locations in Athens and Thessaloniki with a total covered space of 105,000 square meters.  The company’s services include: logistics, freight forwarding, household goods, fine arts and exhibitions.        

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JOHN MASON INTERNATIONAL RECOGNISED BY GRAEBEL

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  John Mason International has been awarded the ‘Consultants Choice Award’ at this year’s Graebel Relocation Alliance.   The award was presented to John Mason International's chief operating officer Noel Briscoe at the 16th annual Graebel Relocation Alliance in Denver in October. Each year, the Graebel Relocation Alliance recognises top performing global relocation and mobility service partners for the past year.   The winner of the ‘Consultants Choice Award’ is selected based on votes from Graebel move managers around the world who individually vote for their best partners.    Noel commented: “Last year we were presented with the quality award based on performance/quality scores from Graebel’s assignees, which was a great achievement. To also be recognised by Graebel move managers across the world is another huge achievement, which recognises all the hard work put in by our staff involved on a daily basis.”   Pictured:...

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OMNI PROVIDES FINANCIAL VETTING OF SHIPPING LINES TO ITS GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP

OMNI is providing its members with financial vetting of shipping lines as part of its continuing compliance programme, providing additional confidence to corporate and Relocation Management Company (RMC) clients. OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) has become the first global network of mobility companies to provide financial vetting of the shipping lines its members use for transporting transferees’ household goods.  The move comes in the wake of the demise of the South Korean Hanjin shipping line in August that left an estimated $14billion of cargo stranded and provides increased confidence to OMNI members’ corporate and relocation management clients that transferees’ private possessions will be safe.   OMNI represents over 120 moving and relocation companies worldwide that are all market leaders in their own regions and specialise in handling household goods movements for many large corporations.  The crash of Hanjin highlighted the vulnerability...

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ANA GASPAR IS NEW EXPORT MANAGER AT GLOBAL IN PORTUGAL

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  Ana Gaspar has become the new export manager for Global International Relocations in Portugal.  Ana joined the GIR family in September 2013 as a move coordinator. The company said that over the years she has proven to be very capable of taking on greater challenges through her detailed approach and undivided attention to customer needs. As export manager she now runs the company’s export team.

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SONJA FERNANDES PROMOTED AT GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL, PORTUGAL

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  Sonia Fernandes has recently been promoted within Global International Relocation in Portugal to become the company’s import manager.  She joined the company in 2009 as a move coordinator and was promoted to move manager in 2012.  As import manager she now runs the  import team ensuring clear communication with partner agents and a smooth service to clients.

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MILLENNIALS SEE MOBILITY AS ESSENTIAL FOR CAREER ADVANCEMENT

New survey for Graebel finds majority of Millennials are willing to relocate for a job, postpone life milestones to live and work in desired destinations    Millennials are redefining the employment landscape and how domestic and global mobility factor into their lives and careers. A new survey of Millennials by Wakefield Research for Graebel, found 84% of Millennials are willing to relocate for a job, and 82% believe they will be required to relocate if they want to advance their careers.    Moreover, the survey revealed that Millennials are willing to make significant sacrifices in order to live and work in their ‘dream’ cities in the U.S. and abroad. More than 80% would be willing to take a pay cut if necessary to relocate to a dream destination; 71% would be willing to postpone marriage and 72% would be willing to postpone having children.    “Twenty years ago, a much smaller percentage of the workforce expected to need to relocate...

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STRIKE CALLED IN CHILE

  Hellen Concha, Traffic Manager from Unipack in Santiago, Chile, has advised that the fiscal employees in the country have called a 72-hour strike in support of their wage demands.  Services such as customs offices, NSA, health department, and others government institutions will be affected.  This means that the processing of consignments arriving at the country's ports and airports could be delayed while the strike continues. More information as the situation develops UPDATE - 02/11/16   Please be aware the strike of Fiscal Employees in Chile (ANEF) will continue for another 72 hours as an agreement with the Government has yet to be made. (Monday 31st and  Tuesday 1st  were holidays in Chile)   More information as the situation develops

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