OMNI Recognises its leading members

OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) has recognised the achievements of its leading shippers with its annual tonnage awards presented at the network’s conference in Seville. Each year OMNI presents its prestigious tonnage awards to those member companies that shipped the most within the network and those that most increased their cooperation with other group members. The OMNI ‘Improvers’ […]

Graebel expands Mobility Strategy service

Graebel has expanded its consulting service that helps Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies imagine and introduce a tailored mobility strategy designed entirely around their business needs. Graebel’s Mobility Strategy Service responds to the needs of global mobility professionals who want to elevate their roles and programmes. In fact, Graebel Global Mobility Summit research found mobility professionals today spend 80% of […]

Six new companies accepted into the OMNI network

OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) has recently announced that it has accepted six new probational members into the network as they have achieved the high standards required for membership. The new members are: Kings International Removers (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa Gerson Relocations, London, UK Freeline Movers, Islamabad, Pakistan M. Dyer & Sons, Inc., Hawaii, USA […]

Delays to UK Transfer of Residence (ToR)

OMNI Would like to thank Gerson Relocation for providing the following update…   We have received reports of delays in relation to the processing of ToR applications by UK Customs (HMRC) on household goods shipments into the UK. In the build up to the summer peak period, Gerson Relocation is advising clients and overseas partners […]

Graebel Companies, Inc. Expands Mobility Strategy Service

Mobility professionals can tap Graebel’s expertise, collaboration and hands-on tools to elevate their role and programs Denver, Colo. (June 3, 2019) – Graebel Companies, Inc., a leading provider of talent and workplace mobility solutions, today expanded its consulting service that helps Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies imagine and introduce a tailored mobility strategy designed entirely […]

Increasing your business profitably

OMNI looked at ways in which companies could expand their businesses profitably during the conference in Seville with a panel discussion, moderated by Mark Oakeshott and featuring Joleen Lauffer from Aires and Cedric Castro from the Mobilitas Group.

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 […]

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 […]