OMNI COVID-19 BULLETIN – INDIA

Al Mithal looks at the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his business and lessons for the future. It’s been approaching three months since India went into one of the strictest lockdowns seen anywhere in the world and, for me, the strain is beginning to tell.  Not so much for the business, which […]

COVID-19 BULLETIN – USA

Bill Graebel looks at the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his business and lessons for the future…  It was in early February that we realised that a hurricane was imminent: Singapore and Shanghai had shown us the way. At the time only half our staff had laptops, so we had to rectify that and give them […]

COVID-19 BULLETIN: NEW ZEALAND

On the day that New Zealand begins to open its lockdown, Mark Pitcher, owner of OMNI members New Zealand Van Lines and The Moving Company, explains how his companies are getting through and some of the lessons learned.

Australian Conronavirus Update

All foreign travellers* will be banned from entering Australia from Friday night 20 March 2020 at 9pm AEDT. Key points: • All non-residents will be banned from arriving in Australia from 9:00pm AEDT on Friday • It replaces earlier travel bans on foreigners coming from China, Iran, Italy and South Korea • Australians who return […]

Gerson Relocation Welcomes Claire Skillett

Gerson Relocation are delighted to announce Claire Skillett has joined their Client Services team. In her role she will be supporting relocating assignees and carrying-out global move management for our corporate clients. With a career of almost 20 years in the relocation business, Claire is highly experienced in both international moving and client relationship management. She joins as […]

Celine Delrue Joins Grospiron International

Grospiron International has announced the appointment of Celine Delrue to assist in developing its moving and relocation services. Celine is returning to the industry following a three-year break. During her 30-year career, Celine developed sales and held management positions at Interdean France and Santa Fe France.

The Schunck Group turns 100 and launches brand campaign

The SCHUNCK GROUP, one of the leading industrial insurance brokers in Germany, celebrated its centenary on 19 June 2019 and launched a new promotional campaign. SCHUNCK. Make it easy SCHUNCK. ‘Make it easy’ was conceived together with communications agency Cyrano as part of a brand development. The campaign targets both internal and external target groups and communicates the […]

OMNI talks business in Seville

Seville in south-west Spain was the venue for the 2019 OMNI conference. Despite the inclemency of the weather (very unusual for Andalusia in springtime), the friendship between the delegates was as warm as ever. The venue was the Alfonso XIII hotel, a short amble from the city centre, the Guadalquivir river, the Seville University and […]

Jacob Rasmussen rejoins Aspire Mobility Group A/S

Aspire Mobility Group in Denmark has announced the appointment of Jacob Rasmussen as Director of Moving Services. The announcement marks Jacob’s return to the Aspire Mobility Group having left the company in 2011 to work for a major international competitor. Jacob takes over the role from Sara Lyrum who has recently been appointed Group Director […]

Significant delays at Valparaiso port, Chile

Please be aware that, as a result of an ongoing strike by customs employees, there are significant delays for both import and export at Valparaiso port, Chile. Meetings are scheduled to discuss workers’ concerns and hopefully an agreement will be reached soon. Thanks to Sylvia Garcia at Ward Van Lines for the update. ***UPDATE*** 03/12/18 – […]

Strikes in Brazil

OMNI would like to thank Laura Ganon at Fink Mobility for providing the following information about two strikes in Brazil. Customs strike: the go-slow strike that has been happening for several months in Brazil has now  intensified. Customs clearance is still being done but very slowly also affecting port charges. Truckers strike: truckers have began […]

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 […]

Graebel takes Platinum at OMNI Conference

Graebel Movers International has won the Platinum award for the most tonnage shipped through the OMNI network during 2017.  The US relocation management company has been the leading shipper in OMNI for many years outstripping all other member companies by a significant margin.

OMNI Conference, 2018 – A Summary

The annual OMNI conference took place in Palm Beach, Florida from 19-22 March 2018. The OMNI conference is open to all OMNI members and provides a forum for the owners and CEOs of the world’s leading mobility companies to share experiences and learn from each other.

Mark Olsen Presents at OMNI Annual Conference

OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) held its annual conference this week at the Four Seasons Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida from the 19th through the 22nd. OMNI invited Parsifal CEO, Mark Olsen, to an informative interview session as a pioneer and market leader in relocation technology and audits. Interviewer Nigel Saunders (Nuss Relocations) provided Mr. Olsen […]

Graebel Companies, Inc. Expands With Regional Operations Center in Phoenix

Graebel Companies, Inc., a leading provider of workforce and workplace mobility solutions for Fortune 500 and Global 1000 firms, has expanded with a new regional operations center in Phoenix. The office, which has been serving national and multinational clients for several months, is a full-service center, including operations, supplier development and corporate training.