COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Relocation Industry

Industry Experts Weigh in on the Tough Questions 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Wednesday, a panel of leading relocation experts discussed how global companies are handling the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic across a range of industries. Panelists shared insights on how the crisis has impacted every part of the relocation process, including real estate, transferee welfare, household goods moving, immigration and visa process and expatriated workers. The virtual roundtable, which featured global experts from Marriott International, Snowflake and UnitedHealthcare, was hosted by Sterling Lexicon, a leading provider of global relocation services.

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Australian Conronavirus Update

All foreign travellers* will be banned from entering Australia from Friday night 20 March 2020 at 9pm AEDT.

Key points:

• All non-residents will be banned from arriving in Australia from 9:00pm AEDT on Friday

• It replaces earlier travel bans on foreigners coming from China, Iran, Italy and South Korea

• Australians who return from overseas will still need to isolate themselves for a fortnight

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the enhanced border measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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New Ownership for Irish Relocation Services Ltd.

Former IrishRelo owners acquire the corporate and intra-Europe moving services businesses as Dwellworks focuses on delivering destination and corporate housing services in Ireland.

Dwellworks LLC, the leading provider of global destination and housing support services for workforce mobility has announced the sale of its Dublin-based global removals business, Irish Relocation Services Ltd., to William Tighe and Paul Coy.

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Gerson Relocation promotes Nikki Browne to Supply Chain & Agent Partner Relationships Manager

Gerson Relocation are delighted to announce the promotion of Nikki Browne to Supply Chain & Agent Partner Relationships Manager. With immediate effect she will be responsible for managing agent relationships for international moving and relocation services.

Nikki’s role focuses on nurturing relationships with our agent partners, managing performance and costs, and ensuring service continuity worldwide.

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Because it’s there

Ian Waters from OMNI argues that, for the mobility industry to continue to thrive, change needs to be more than embraced, it must be driven.

When George Leigh Mallory, a British mountaineer, was asked 1923 why he wanted to be the first to climb Mount Everest he answered: ‘because it’s there’. It was that drive, that ambition that made him extraordinary. Perhaps it’s time the moving industry had a little more of the Mallory spirit. Let me explain.

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Vehicle imports to Peru

The Peruvian Government has approved on February 3rd 2020, the Decree 005-2020-MTC that regulates the importation of used vehicles to Peru. It states that  new or used vehicles can only be imported if:
1. It is no more than 2 (two) years old. Only models 2019 or 2020 will be accepted.
2. It must not have more than 32,000 Kms.
3. Vehicle with Diesel Motors are not allowed.
NOTE.- It has not been clarified yet how this Decree will affect Peruvian Diplomats returning from Official Missions.

Bulletin regarding the Novel Coronavirus outbreak and the impact on travel to Australia

The following information has been published by the Australian Government regarding travel and entry restrictions into Australia.

A consequence of these restrictions could be that any transferees that have been in China in the 14 days preceding a proposed entry to Australia may have to review their travel and moving plans. We recommend that any person traveling to Australia consider this information and plan accordingly.

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Paxton International receives gift of appreciation for refugee help

North Virginia-based Paxton International has been given a gift of appreciation by the NOVA Relief Center for its long-term support of the Syrian Refugee Blanket and Coat Drive. The gift was accepted by Mary K Paxton on behalf of the company.

Paxton has been actively involved in this humanitarian effort, providing a range of support including donations of boxes, time, manpower, trucking, storage, consolidation and transportation, since 2013.

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Suddath Announces Scott Perry as President of Moving & Logistics

Suddath have announced today the promotion of Scott Perry to President, Suddath Moving & Logistics.

In this role, Perry will oversee multiple lines of business at Suddath, including interstate household goods, global logistics, commercial moving and local moving. He will have full responsibility for Suddath’s branch network and distribution center operations across the country, keeping the organization focused on improving overall operational effectiveness, growing corporate revenues and maintaining a safe and high-quality experience for customers, employees and the local communities Suddath serves.

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Gerson Relocation Welcomes Claire Skillett

Gerson Relocation are delighted to announce Claire Skillett has joined their Client Services team.

In her role she will be supporting relocating assignees and carrying-out global move management for our corporate clients.

With a career of almost 20 years in the relocation business, Claire is highly experienced in both international moving and client relationship management. She joins as a great addition to Gerson Relocation’s growing Customer Services team.

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Metropolitan appoints Dora Sayegh USA Commercial Representative

Metropolitan would like to proudly announce that as of January 2020 Dora Sayegh has been appointed as USA Commercial Representative.

Dora has worked in the mobility industry since 1998 and has a vast knowledge of relocation, immigration and customised solutions for multinational companies and RMCs.

Dora will be responsible for liaising and working closer with Metropolitan’s USA clients and partners.

Asian Tigers China appoints Edwin Tan as General Manager

Asian Tigers are pleased to announce that Mr Edwin Tan has been appointed to the position of ‘General Manager – Southern China’, based in Guangzhou, for Asian Tigers China (mainland) effective from 10 January 2020.

Edwin, a Singaporean national, has been in the moving services industry for over 16 years, of which 10 years was spent working in the Middle East. In fact, Edwin started in our industry working at Asian Tigers Singapore.

The southern region of Mainland China covered by Asian Tigers Guangzhou office includes the provinces of Guangdong (Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shenzhen/Shekou, Dongguan); Hainan (Sanya); Yunnan (Kunming); Guizhou (Guiyang); Hunan (Changsha); Fujian (Fuzhou, Xiamen) and Guangxi (Nanning, Liuzhou).

Rates and initiations will continue to be centralised for Asian Tigers China (mainland) through these email addresses –

Rates – rates@asiantigers-china.com
Sales – sales@asiantigers-china.com

Relocation Services Global Colombia SAS joins OMNI

After many years as an active OMNI member in Venezuela, Mudanzas Internacionales Global CA have had their subsidiary office in Colombia approved as an OMNI member, effective 1st of January 2020.

Juerg Degenmann, CEO said “We are looking forward to build up a strong relation with all the OMNI partners, the same way we have done it over many years now in Venezuela!” For rates or any other requirements contact Quotes@rsglobal.co or
Juerg@rsglobal.co

RS Global Colombia’s member number will be 344 and tonnage will be accepted from January 2020.

Crown’s new 2020 fleet additions

Crown Worldwide Moving and Storage, LLC has recently expanded its local fleet to include 13 new 26-foot bobtail trucks. This updated fleet is now more fuel efficient, has GPS tracking and has been branded with new Crown-Armstrong graphics specific for the business divisions they were built to serve.

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Celine Delrue Joins Grospiron International

Grospiron International has announced the appointment of Celine Delrue to assist in developing its moving and relocation services. Celine is returning to the industry following a three-year break.

During her 30-year career, Celine developed sales and held management positions at Interdean France and Santa Fe France.

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Gerson Relocation appoints Ricky Hibburt as Client Service Manager.

Ricky Hibburt has joined the Gerson Relocation Client Service Team in the UK.  He is responsible for working with Corporate HR and Global Mobility teams to help manage their employee relocation programmes and cases.

Ricky brings with him a great deal of moving and relocation management experience, having previously worked with clients from a broad range of sectors as well as gaining valuable experience from an employee’s perspective, having relocated on many occasions himself.

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