Valparaiso Port Strike Ends

OMNI have been informed that the strikes affecting Valparaiso port have now ended. Apparently an agreement has now been signed between port workers and the Ministry of Labour which should ensure that operations return to normal soon. Thanks again to Sylvia Garcia at Ward Van Lines.

Valparaiso Port Strike Resumes

Workers in the Chilean port of Valparaiso have resumed their strike causing significant delays for both imports and exports to the city. Protests in support of the strikes have turned increasingly violante and have also spread to other ports along the Pacific coast. The strike, which has been on and off for over a month […]

Update to Chilean Customs Requirements

OMNI would like to thank Luis Silva at Unipack SA, Chile for providing the following update to the Chilean customs requirements…   NEW CUSTOMS REGULATIONS FOR AIR SHIPMENTS Please be advised that due new Chilean Customs regulations, the import procedure was changed for all the AIR SHIPMENTS weighting 300 kilos or more with immediately effect. Thorough […]

GInter Receives Highest Cartus Honours

OMNI Member GInter of Sao Paulo, Brazil has been as the top supplier to the Cartus Global Network in the “All Things Moving” category. Robson Granero and Patrick Ohara received the award at the recent Cartus Conference in Seatlle, WA. Many congratulations to all at GInter!

White & Company Joins Major Home-Office Steering Committee

As part of a Home Office initiative, Mario Amato, Head of Group Business Development at White & Company, was invited to join a business led steering committee. Established to develop a working settlement scheme on behalf of EU nationals, Mario was nominated by Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Paul Britton.

Thirteen Aires Employees attain CRP Designation

Aires is pleased to announce the new Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designations obtained from Worldwide ERC® by 13 employees. All candidates who prepared for this year’s certification successfully passed the exam, taking Aires total number to CRP-designated employees to 137.  “At Aires, we value lifelong learning and the achievement of goals, and each year we […]

Note on Importing Appliances into Cyprus

OMNI would like to thank Natasha at Orbit Moving & Storage in Cyprus for providing the following information: Any appliances that do not have the CE markings on them should not be shipped to Cyprus as the Customs officials in the Republic of Cyprus may confiscate them, should they be found.  Also note that all […]

Tori Ferrante becomes OMNI president

Salvatore (Tori) Ferrante, from Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage in California became the president of OMNI at the network’s annual conference in Palm Beach in March.  Tori joined the OMNI board in 2015 and now takes over from Keith Meader who steps down after a two-year term in the role. OMNI is a global organisation […]

Suddath wins CIO 100 award for industry innovation

CIO from IDG today announces The Suddath Companies as a recipient of the 2018 CIO 100 Awards for its leadership in industry innovation. The prestigious annual award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence, and celebrate the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value.

Sara Lyrum returns to Aspire Mobility

Copenhagen based Aspire Mobility Group is pleased to welcome Sara Lyrum Kronkjaer back into the leadership team of the Group after a five years interim period with a local competitor. In her new position as Director, Group International Pricing, Sara will assume the leadership for the further development and consolidation of the Group’s worldwide moving […]

A sniper’s approach to digital marketing

Justin Taylor, the managing director of Graphitas in the UK, returned to the OMNI conference after his successful digital media presentation in the Seychelles to deliver the second instalment on how to market your company online. This time he focused on targeting through Facebook.

TheMIGroup – Celebrating 40 Years in the Relocation Business

TheMIGroup’s humble beginnings date back to the late 1970’s, back when the concept of “globalization” was just starting to ripple through the international business community. Company founder, Bryan Bennett saw the opportunity in this shifting climate, and set out to start his own specialist international household goods moving company.

Updates to OMNI Country Guides

We have made a number of updates to our comprehensive Country Guides. Recent updates to guides include: Florida, California, Arkansas, Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Arizona, Alaska and Colorado. We have also updated and verified visa information for all countries from St Vincent and Grenadines to Zimbabwe. Other time-sensitive information like events and safety information is also updated regularly.