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SAM SHARP JOINS SUDDATH

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  Suddath Global Logistics has appointed Sam Sharp as its new senior vice president, contract logistics. Sam has extensive experience in supply chain management including operations, business process integration and improvements as well as value-added services.     Prior to joining Suddath, he held various positions with his previous employer of 13 years and in his new role, Sam will define how Suddath® offers contract logistics in the marketplace and have the responsibility of building a platform of services and driving operational excellence and efficiencies.   “We are very pleased to have Sam assume this critical leadership role within Suddath,” said Dan DeSoto, president of Suddath Global Logistics. “With his history of driving topline growth while providing specialised services and customised solutions, Sam is an instrumental part of building on our strategic vision for future growth in this area.”    “I am excited...

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VENEZUELA CLOSES BORDER WITH COLOMBIA

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Juerg Degenmann from Global Mundazas Internacionales in Venezuela has advised that as a result of the continuing unrest in the country the Venezuelan government has closed its border with Colombia.  He said that the situation is very tense and he has no official knowledge on when it will be reopen.     Juerg explained that his company has road shipments blocked that were dispatched before the closure was announced.  The company also has other moves pending in its warehouse in Caracas which will not be routed until transit between the two countries has been restored with full guarantees. The situation is causing the company great concern as it does everything possible to safeguard its clients’ effects.   In addition to this new situation the previously reported lack of outbound containers, caused because imports into Venezuela are diminishing day by day, continues.  There are also delays to air consignments as they have to be routed with the few airlines...

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NEW CARTUS SURVEY LAUNCHED

Cartus has launched its fifth consecutive Relocation's Biggest Challenges survey. It urges any relocation managers in charge of their company's relo programmes to take part. To complete the survey, please click here  

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GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL RELOCATION APPOINTS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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Portugal’s Global International Relocation has appointed former Relocations Espana director Rossana Veglia as Business Development Manager.     Global’s CEO Jorge da Costa said, "Rossana was formerly marketing and business development director of Relocation España, one of the leading Spanish mobility companies, and enjoys an enviable reputation in the Iberian mobility market. I have no doubt that she will reinforce our strategic approach and will contribute to Global’s growth."   Rossana Veglia said, "Joining the Portuguese mobility market leader and embracing the challenge to further boost its international business growth was a unique opportunity and an honour. Relocation and moving is part of my DNA and I do believe that with my years of experience in the Spanish mobility market together with my marketing background I can add value to Global’s team."   Rossana holds a degree in social communication, and a masters in marketing....

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GRAEBEL HONOURED AT STEVIES

Graebel Relocation has won three silver and one bronze Stevie® awards in The 12th Annual International Business Awards. The International Business Awards honour the achievements and successful contributions of organisations and individuals worldwide. This year, more than 3,700 entries from over 60 nations and territories were judged by an independent jury for each category.   The categories in which Graebel Relocation was awarded a Stevie® award: •Company of the Year - Business or Professional Services, Graebel Relocation, Silver •Customer Service Team of the Year – Business Services, Graebel Relocation, Silver •Customer Service Department of the Year – Business Services, Graebel Relocation - Move Management, Silver •Maverick of the Year – North America: William Graebel SGMS, chief executive officer Graebel Companies, Inc., Bronze   This year marks the second year that Graebel Relocation has been honoured by the International...

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BRAZILIAN CUSTOMS STRIKE

G-Inter in Brazil has advised that Brazilian Customs Officers started a national strike today, Wednesday, 19th August 2015 for more money and better working conditions.  This action will impact port and airport operations for inbound and outbound household good shipments.     Officers will 'work to rule' to clear essential shipments such as sea and air crews, medicine, perishables and live animals.    The Customs Officers Syndicate has arranged an official meeting with the Ministry of Labour for next Friday, 21st August to discuss these issues.   For the latest news please check: http://www.platts.com/latest-news/shipping/houston/brazil-customs-staff-to-strike-wednesday-port-10190861       

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A NEW HOME FOR OMNI

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  OMNI moved into new office accommodation on 15 August.  The new building is just a short distance from the old address but the serviced office from Regus provides much more flexible accommodation that better suits the organisation’s current needs.   The move was completed by OMNI member DT Moving over the weekend to minimise disruption to the working of the office.  Ian Waters, General Manager of OMNI, was very pleased with the way the move was handled.  “The boys did an excellent job,” he said.   The new OMNI address is: 3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YB.  The phone number remains unchanged: +44 (0) 208 0995395 as do all email addresses.     Photo:  Ian Waters with the DT Moving crew on moving day  

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EXPLOSIONS AT THE PORT AREA OF TIANJIN CAUSE MAJOR DISRUPTION

Asian Tigers Mobility, Beijing, China reports that: Last night’s explosions at the port area of Tianjin has had a serious effect on the operations at the Xingang facility with most of the port closed today for any traffic in  or out including all vessels. We do not believe any of our shipments there have been physically damaged but until the port opens and the consignments are checked we have no way of knowing for sure. The customs office suffered some damage and customs are closed today. We’ll give you a full update in due course. In the meantime you can contact Asian Tigers' Beijing Manager, Wilson Fan, for any information at: wilson.fan@asiantigers-china.com  

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