Gerson Relocation BV appoints new operational director

Gerson Relocation BV appoints new operational director   Gerson Relocation BV has announced the appointment of Marco Bongers as operational director.  Marco’s primary role is to oversee the operational matters for all corporate, private and trade customers.  He will also be focussing on the development of trade business and building these relationships.

Andrew Meadowcroft promoted at Aires

Andrew Meadowcroft promoted at Aires Aires in the USA has announced the promotion of Andrew Meadowcroft to Vice President of Customer Experience. In this new role, he will oversee all strategic client services as they relate to people, process, and technology while ensuring global consistency in the corporate customer experience. Among other responsibilities, the position […]

Asian Tigers China appoints Simon Shrubsole

Asian Tigers China (mainland) has announced the appointment of Simon Shrubsole to the position of General Manager for Asian Tigers Beijing, effective from 30 May 2022. Simon has worked in the moving industry since 2009 and is a fluent German speaker. Simon replaces Wilson Fan who steps down to focus on his EMBA studies. Photo: […]

OMNI continues sustainability workshop programme

OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) has delivered its second online sustainability workshop which, as this is an issue that affects the whole industry, was also open to and attended by FIDI affiliates and staff. The event took place twice, for the benefit of different time zones, on 25 May 2022, and was hosted as previously […]

OMNI Tonnage Awards 2022

  OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) presented its annual tonnage awards at a specially arranged ceremony in Cannes immediately prior to the FIDI conference. The awards celebrate the exchange of tonnage through the OMNI network and honour both those companies that contributed the most and those that have increased their contributions significantly during the previous […]

Grospiron brings partners together in Palm Beach

Grospiron International hosted a party on the free evening of the FIDI conference to entertain its partners from around the world.  The party was held at the beautiful La Petite Maison restaurant in exclusive Palm Beach, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and with a panoramic view of Cap d’Antibes and the Lérins Islands.

SIRVA and BGRS join forces

  SIRVA, and BGRS, both leading global relocation and moving companies, announced on 6 May, 2022 that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine into a new organisation initially named SIRVA BGRS. The transaction is expected to close within the next 90 days and is subject to regulatory approvals. A recent press release […]

Paul Barnes talks sustainability with Chris Mackley of OMNI

Chris Mackley, General manager of OMNI, talks to Paul Barnes of Inspire Global Mobility Consulting about the ways in which OMNI is pushing forward sustainability within its members.  Chris talks about OMNI’s programme of workshops with academic Johan de Kam, and how it’s working with FIDI and IAM to encourage the whole industry to take […]

Customs processes interrupted in Costa Rica

OMNI member Mudanzas Mundiales in Costa Rica has reported that, due to an alleged hacking, the platforms Administración Tributaria Virtual (ATV) and Tecnología de Información para el Control Aduanero (TICA) of the Costa Rican Ministry of Finance are temporarily out of service. This service interruption directly affects the nationalisation and tax payment processes for the […]

New appointment and promotions at Graebel

Graebel in the USA has recently announced the appointment of Patti Wasson as its chief people and ethics officer. Patti will lead Graebel’s global human resources team, including employee relations; diversity, equity and inclusion; talent management; learning and leadership development; and total rewards.

OMNI World Series takes a close look at marine insurance

OMNI held the latest in its World Series of online educational workshops on 29 March 2022. This time the subject was marine insurance. Tori Ferrante, OMNI Director, moderated the discussion with Marc Wille, CEO of Pac Global Insurance Inc. providing the expert input and Jason Will, Country Manager of Asian Tigers China offering a mover’s […]

The Coldplay ‘Pura Vida’ concert

Mudanzas Mundiales Group in Costa Rica has reported on a concert performed by the British band, Coldplay in the country. The concert launches its tour that aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% compared with its last tour in 2016-17. It was fitting that it should start in Costa Rica as the country stands out […]

OMNI announces year-long sustainability workshop programme

OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) has announced a full programme of workshops for 2022 focussing on sustainability within the moving and relocation industry.  The workshops, which are open to all OMNI members and FIDI affiliates, will help companies to develop sustainability strategies and implement them throughout their businesses.

Update on war in Ukraine

Wiebe van Bockel – CCO Voerman Update on war in UkraineGroup, provides an update on the situation in Ukraine In this special update we would like to give you an overview of what we see as early consequences of the war in Ukraine. The consequences are way beyond Ukraine and Russia alone as this war […]

Ward Van Lines back on the phone

OMNI member Ward Van Lines in Chile has reported that the long-standing technical problems it has been having with its phone service have now been resolved.  The company said that it is ‘deeply sorry’ for any inconvenience caused to its partners.  Connections have now been fully restored.   The correct number on which to contact […]

Jim Putt dies aged 78

Aires in Pittsburgh, USA has announced that its founder, Jim Putt, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Naples, FL, on March 1, 2022.  He was 78 years old.  The entire organisation mourns his loss and shares thoughts and prayers for his son Bryan and the entire Putt family.

Alastair Stewart dies aged 96

Sir Alastair Robin ‘3rd Baronet and 9th Laird of Strathgarry’ Stewart, died peacefully, aged 96, on Sunday, 13 February at home in Walters Cottage with his beloved wife Patricia and his daughters Judith, Lucy and Catherine beside him. He had been quietly ‘winding down’ for several months and the end was very gentle. Alastair was […]

Brytor opens in Florida

Brytor International Movers in Canada has opened a new branch in Florida, USA to meet the growing demands of its customers including long-distance international moving between Canada and Florida.  The new branch will be managed temporarily by the company’s CEO Jacques Monier. The new contact details are: Address: 4740 NW 15th Avenue, Suite 3D Fort Lauderdale, […]