Updates to OMNI country guides

We have made a number of updates to our comprehensive Country Guides. Recent updates to guides include: Gibraltar, Trinidad and Tobago, Montserrat, Gambia, Georgia, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Moldova, Grenada and Thailand We have also updated and verified visa information for all countries from Saudi Arabia to Zimbabwe. Other time-sensitive information like events and safety information […]

Suddath announces new philanthropic partnership with Smiles Foundation

Suddath® is proud to announce a new philanthropic partnership with Smiles Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides free dental care and preventative health education to children in the Dominican Republic. Based out of Canada, the Smiles Foundation was formed over 30 years ago, when founder Elina Katsman traveled to the Dominican Republic and witnessed first-hand the urgent […]

The changing shape of relocation trends

The US workforce is changing and, with it, so are the ways in which employees are being relocated for companies across the United States, according to a recent survey by Cartus: Relocation Policy and Practices Survey.  The report examines the responses of 141 mobility managers representing more than 10 million employees. While the overall survey […]

De Haan Relocation appoints Wouter Hijzen as its new CEO

De Haan in The Netherlands has appointed Wouter Hijzen as its new CEO.  Wouter has over 20 years of experience in international logistics at both TNT and Spring Global Mail. This year De Haan is celebrating 240 years in business. Shareholder Michiel de Haan is very positive about Wouter ‘s arrival. “Wouter is a real […]

Niall Mackay

The death of Niall Mackay has just been announced by his company Gerson Relocation in London.  The statement received is as follows: Many of you will be aware that Niall Mackay, our Managing Director, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer towards the end of July. Since then he has been at home awaiting the start of […]

New e-book from Graebel helps mobility professionals

Graebel has launched a new e-book designed to help mobility professionals analyse their own mobility programmes and transform them into key differentiators for their companies. The book looks at why mobility is important; what a good mobility programme can do for a company; who should be involved; the process of making it work and even takes […]

Gosselin Mobility acquires moving division of Packimpex

The pan-European group Gosselin Mobility has acquired the moving activities of Packimpex with effect from July 1st, 2017. The deal concluded between Marc Smet (CEO and owner of Gosselin) and Marcel Jörg (CEO and owner of Packimpex) includes the moving and storage activities and real estate properties of Packimpex.

FIDI switches 2018 conference venue to Puerto Rico

FIDI has announced that its 2018 conference will take place in Puerto Rico, not Rio de Janeiro as previously announced. The conference will be from Sunday 8 to Wednesday 11 April 2018. FIDI said that it had made the change as a result of concerns raised over security as the ongoing violence and political unrest […]

All cargo for Nigeria must be palletized

Oluyemisi Morakinyo from IAL Nigeria Ltd. has advised of changes in import guidelines, procedures and documentation requirements for goods entering Nigeria. The import guidelines have recently been released by the Federal Ministry of Finance.

Cartus top of the RMCs

The Cartus Corporation has earned the rank of No:1 for overall satisfaction among large relocation management companies in the 2017 International Managers Survey conducted by Trippel Survey & Research, LLC.

BAR to leave FEDEMAC

The British Association of Removers (BAR) has announced a decision to leave FEDEMAC (Federation of European Movers Associations).  FEDEMAC’s main function is to express the concerns and needs of the moving industry on European level and to co-ordinate national activities with European impact.

1,000th Neopanamax vessel passes through the expanded Panama Canal

  Less than nine months after the historic inauguration of the expanded Panama Canal, managers have announced that the 1000th Neopanamax vessel has passed through the waterway, highlighting the importance of the route and customers’ continued faith in the safe, efficient service the Canal provides.   On Sunday, March 19, the containership Mediterranean Shipping Company’s […]

Bridge closure in Kuwait means delays for two years

  The Ghazali bridge connecting the main seaport Shuwaikh to Kuwait city has been closed for a period of two years for road development works. The closure is likely to create traffic chaos until motorists become familiar with alternative routes. The temporary road under the bridge is only open to heavy trucks and trailers from […]

Import Delays at Apapa, Nigeria

Yinka at IAL Nigeria has advised that household goods shipments to Nigeria are now subjected to more intensive customs examinations due to an incident two weeks ago where a lot of guns and ammunition was found in an import shipment that arrived through the Apapa ports. Consequently, we have noticed an increased number of officers […]

Strike called in Chile

  Hellen Concha, Traffic Manager from Unipack in Santiago, Chile, has advised that the fiscal employees in the country have called a 72-hour strike in support of their wage demands.  Services such as customs offices, NSA, health department, and others government institutions will be affected.  This means that the processing of consignments arriving at the […]

Momentous, Abels and Gerson merge

    Momentous Relocation in London has announced that on Friday 14th October 2016, the company merged with Abels Moving Services and Gerson Relocation under common ownership led by Paul Evans. Phil Pertoldi, the current chairman of both Abels and Gerson, will remain with the new company as chairman of Abels Moving Services. The merger […]