Connectivity problems at Ward Van Lines

OMNI have been advised that Ward Van Lines are experiencing some connectivity problems which is affecting their ability to respond by phone and email.

They are hoping to have this resolved as soon as possible, and thank you in advance for your patience.

THE ART OF TRANSPORTATION

In May, FINK Mobility carried out the international logistics of Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto, transporting his pieces to GAMeC Bergamo, in Italy. As FINK always tries to meet the demands of artists, this time it was no different.

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Aires and KPMG Awarded Best Partnership Between Two Service Providers by the Forum for Expatriate Management

Aires and KPMG are pleased to announce that their organizations have jointly been awarded Best Partnership Between Two Service Providers by the Forum for Expatriate Management at the EMEA Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards (EMMAs). The companies were awarded for a client systems integration project that created efficiencies for global mobility teams and their assignees.

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Jéan Paul (JP) Meiring 1974 – 2021

Dear OMNI Colleagues. It is with regret that we share the following message from Mark Pitcher at The Moving Company, relating to the passing of JP Meiring. Our condolences go out to JP’s friends and family at this sad time.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce JP lost his fight he has been facing over the last 3 ½ years on Thursday April 29th. JP was surrounded by his family at his home. He never gave up, having endured more treatments than most of us could.

JP was a true fighter but has been taken at the early age of 47. Even though we knew JP was facing this battle he leaves a tremendous void in our lives.

JP’s incredible intelligence, friendship, infectious humour and fun attitude towards life is going to be sorely missed by us, his friends and colleagues throughout the global moving industry and of course his absolutely beloved family, Natasha, Ella and Luke.

JP’s passion for life, for the global moving industry and for his family was testament to the outstanding calibre of person he was. JP was a rare blend putting him in a very special group.

The world was a better place for having you JP, and you will remain in our hearts forever.

I know you would have gone to the gates via the first class que, and will be looking down on us now. RIP my ‘brother from another mother’.

The family has set up an online remembrance book for those of you who knew JP well and would like to leave a message for the family to read over time.

Thank you,

Mark

Hasenkamp provides vaccines to employees

Vaccination doses for 750 employees and relatives.

Hasenkamp offers its employees and their relatives the opportunity to be vaccinated at the workplace. So far, vaccine doses for 750 people have been ordered and are to be vaccinated by the end of May. In this way, Hasenkamp is not only taking responsibility for its own employees, but also for its customers.

The Suddath Companies Launches New Local Brand MoveDay to Solve Common Pain Points in Moving

The Suddath Companies, today launched a new local moving brand, MoveDa, which uses customer insights, professional moving teams and technological innovation to modernize moving and solve some of the moving issues that cause the most consumer anxiety and pain. The MoveDay brand is rolling out first in Jacksonville and Orlando before being introduced in other major cities around the country.

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Port strikes in Chile

Please be aware that there is an ongoing General Strike which is causing significant delays at the Chilean port of San Antonio, and possibly others across the country. The situation at Valparaiso is better, but may change at short notice. Please check with your destination agent for real-time information.

Thanks to those OMNI members that have provided updates thus far.

OMNI Spotlight on… M. Dyer Global

M. Dyer Global is OMNI’s Probationer in Hawaii. Steve Jordan interviewed Anthony Shipp, CEO and President to find out more about the company and the peculiarities of operating in the island state.

Anthony Shipp joined M. Dyer Global in Hawaii four years ago. He was new to the moving industry but benefitted from over 20 years working in third-party logistics and international freight forwarding.

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Paul John Evans Obituary – 13th May 1947 to 16th March 2021

Photo of Paul Evans

It is almost impossible to write a short summary of Paul’s life, he achieved so much and had relationships with so many. We will all have our own memories and stories of Paul; our memories will be unique – just as Paul was unique to this world.

Paul was born in Battersea on 13th May 1947 to Peter and Jean. He grew up with his sister Lynne and his brother Malcolm. It was not until much later in his life that he was absolutely elated to find his other siblings Jayne who was living in the USA and David living in Canada.

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De Haan Project Moves awarded Commercial Mover of the year 2021 by Recognized Project Movers

At the general meeting of the Recognized Project Movers, part of the industry association of the Dutch moving industry OEV, we were awarded today the title Recognized Project Mover of the Year 2021.

Recognized Project Movers are specialized in the implementation of large, complex and risky relocations of companies, offices and institutions. De Haan Project Movers received this prestigious award, because in the past 12 months they scored the highest marks on quality, craftsmanship, customer focus and flexibility in business relocations.

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Suddath Acquires Daryl Flood, Inc.

Suddath has announced that it has acquired Daryl Flood Inc. (DFI). The sale, which was effective March 31, 2021, includes all of DFI’s operating companies, including Daryl Flood Relocation Inc., Daryl Flood International Inc., Dependable Relocation Services Inc., Daryl Flood Workplace Services Inc., Daryl Flood Logistics Inc. and VERSA Relocation Inc.

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OMNI Spotlight On… Gerson Relocation

Steve Jordan speaks to Mark Costa-Rising, Group Sales and Marketing Director, AGM Group, about Gerson Relocation: a probationer member of OMNI and a company with a rich history.

It was back in 1961 that Michael Gerson founded his eponymous company. It grew quickly and developed a name and reputation that was synonymous with quality. In fact, during the 1980s, the company was so well known on the world stage that it was instantly recognisable just by its distinctive corporate shade of green: a trade advert, for example, simply needed a verdant splash somewhere on the page to be identified as representing this iconic brand.

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OMNI Spotlight on… Clover Group

Clover Group is the new Probationer member of OMNI in Venezuela.  Steve Jordan interviewed Holly Rincon about the company and the difficulties of doing business in a country suffering from political turmoil.

Clover Group was started back in 1964 by Luis Alfredo Rincon who soon became well known in the moving industry.  Although the company started in the removals business, it quickly expanded to include logistics services.  Today, moving represents only 10% of Clover’s business.

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Mario Martinez

The OMNI Board and office staff wish to express their sincerest condolences on the passing of Mario Martinez, President of Security International Moving in Peru, who passed away on the 4th of March. Mario was a much loved member of the association and will be deeply missed.