Mark Oakeshott gives advice at OMNI

Mark Oakeshott, from Mark Oakeshott Consulting LLC, addressed the OMNI conference in Seville to give his slant on the market, how it’s changing and how movers can be more effective Mark Oakeshott has been involved in the moving industry all his working life.  He started with Pickfords in 1978 and stayed with the company when […]

Harnessing new technology in the moving industry

Wiebe van Bockel, CCO Voerman International, addressed the OMNI conference in Seville to offer his opinion on how the industry has embraced technology and provide an insight into how his company has become a recognised leader in this respect. There was one very strong message from Wiebe’s presentation: movers should get involved in technology as […]

Suddath: Driving Innovation for 100 Years

Global Leader in Moving, Relocation and Logistics Celebrates Centennial A century ago, Carl Suddath had little more than a dream when he bought a failed moving company to start up his own business. Armed with a couple of small trucks, two mules and a cart, Suddath saw opportunity in a 7,000-square-foot warehouse. Today, The Suddath […]

Venezuelan Electricity Outages

Zenaida Romero of MI Global has advised us that problems with the national electricity supply is effecting internet and telephone services. Authorities are gradually restoring electricity services but these efforts are taking some time. Please expect interruptions and delays in communications.

Lance Allen joins Aires

Aires in the USA has announced that Lance Allen, GMS, has joined the company as General Manager of the West Coast Region. In his role, Lance will be responsible for the continued growth and development of Aires’ business in the region. Lance has over 30 years of mobility industry experience having worked extensively in the […]

Enhancing the Mobility Journey without Increasing Costs

By Vaida Paulauskaite, Global Client Service Manager, Aires More often we see companies tasked with the balancing act of developing a competitive global mobility program while maintaining/reducing costs. Mobility teams are challenged to act as business owners who do more with less, while simultaneously enhancing the mobility experience – which is at the centre of […]

One Year Later: 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Aires in Pittsburgh explains the actions the company took following the US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that came into force at the beginning of last year. On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – H.R.1 into law. Many of the provisions took effect on January 1, 2018 and are set […]

Aires Awarded Highmark Health’s Best Practice Award

Aires is pleased to announce that the company has earned Highmark Health’s Best Practice Area Performance award as a mobility partner in recruiting. The award was presented to Aires at a ceremony held in Pittsburgh on January 17. “We are proud to be recognized for our service excellence, and to receive this award from a […]

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 […]