UniMove Rotterdam joins Gosselin Group

In an agreement signed on December 29, 2021 by Gosselin Group CEO Marc Smet and the founding co-owners of UniMove bv, Gosselin has agreed to acquire 100% of UniMove’s share capital; the business will operate from its existing Rotterdam premises and trade alongside Gosselin’s existing Dutch moving branch.

Chris Mackley to take over as General Manager of OMNI

  Chris Mackley, from the UK, has been announced as the new General Manager for OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International). Chris started working with OMNI at the beginning of January. He will work alongside Ian Waters, the current General Manager, until Ian leaves the organisation following the OMNI annual conference planned to take place in […]

Saenah Song promoted to CEO at Asian Tigers Korea

Asian Tigers Korea has announced the promotion of Saenah Song to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Saenah began her career with Asian Tigers in 2003 and has served in various leadership roles in the operations, business development and agent relations within the company over the past 18 years. “Accepting this new role is both […]

Radhika Gorsia joins Aires

Aires in Pittsburgh, USA, has announced that Radhika Gorsia, GMS, has joined the company as an Account Executive in the EMEA region. In her role, Gorsia will be responsible for growing and developing Aires’ regional sales and focusing on collaboration and communication to create partnerships and ensure client satisfaction. “We are excited to have Radhika […]

Port strikes in Chile

Please be aware that there is an ongoing General Strike which is causing significant delays at the Chilean port of San Antonio, and possibly others across the country. The situation at Valparaiso is better, but may change at short notice. Please check with your destination agent for real-time information. Thanks to those OMNI members that […]

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 […]