Canal Becomes First International Moving Company to obtain AEO certification

 

As part of their efforts of continuing to add value to their customers and trading partners, Canal Movers & Logistics Corp., has obtained the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certification, becoming the first international moving company in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve this.

AEO is a global accreditation program from the World Customs Organization thru the National Customs Authorities to facilitate trade, improve safety and security, and standardized the application of customs controls.  This validates the safety of the supply chain process and compliance of customs procedures; allowing priority treatment, fewer delayed shipments, lower inspections, among other benefits.

This new accomplishment adds to Canal Movers & Logistics Corp. current certifications as ISO 9001-2015, FAIM Plus, LACMA Certified Packers, and Business Alliance for Secured Commerce (BASC). This guarantees to our customers that our operations are performed following global security policies.

“Canal Movers & Logistics Corp. commits to keep improving the quality of our services”, as indicated by Walter M. Laffitte, President & CEO.

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.

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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 with a wide range of questions to learn more about Parsifal, its services and most current technologies to explore how OMNI members can operate to facilitate their processes more efficiently.

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OMNI takes risk and compliance seriously by making Dow Jones vetting compulsory throughout its network

OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) has become the first mobility commercial network in the world to have 100% of its members, and their supply chains, vetted for risk and compliance through a third party.  This provides all OMNI members’ clients – corporate, Relocation Management Companies (RMC), trade and private – with the best possible assurance that the entire OMNI network is free from compliance concerns.

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Updates to OMNI Country Guides

We have made a number of updates to our comprehensive Country Guides.
Recent updates to guides include: Florida, California, Arkansas, Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Arizona, Alaska and Colorado.
We have also updated and verified visa information for all countries from St Vincent and Grenadines to Zimbabwe. Other time-sensitive information like events and safety information is also updated regularly.

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Updates to OMNI Country Guides

We have made a number of updates to our comprehensive Country Guides.
Recent updates to guides include: USA, UK, Wales, England, Kuwait, Kazakhstan and Ivory Coast.
We have also updated and verified visa information for all countries from Lesotho to Sao Tome and Principe. Other time-sensitive information like events and safety information is also updated regularly.

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David W. Graebel Named Chairman Emeritus of Graebel Companies, Inc.

Graebel Companies, Inc., a leading provider of workforce and workplace mobility solutions for Fortune 500 and Global 1000 firms and the largest family-owned, privately held relocation company in the world, recently announced that David (Dave) W. Graebel, 88, has been named Chairman Emeritus. He had served as Chairman of the board of directors since founding the company in 1950. Dave is being succeeded as Chairman of the board of directors by his son, William (Bill) Graebel, 56, SGMS, who continues to hold the position of Chief Executive Officer, a role he has held since 2007.

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Updates to OMNI country guides

We have made a number of updates to our comprehensive Country Guides.
Recent updates to guides include: Scotland, Northern Ireland and Jordan.
We have also updated and verified visa information for all countries from Denmark to Lebanon. Other time-sensitive information like events and safety information is also updated regularly.

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Tina Borba of Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage Promoted to Vice President of International Services

Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage announced today that Tina Borba has been promoted to the position of Vice President of International Services effective immediately.

“Tina truly embodies what it means to be a leader within our Crown-Armstrong family,” said Tori Ferrante, Crown’s President and CEO. “Over the years, she has created genuine and lasting relationships with our overseas agents and valued customers. It has been rewarding for me to watch her grow and develop the skills that make her such an effective leader today.”

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New guidelines for containerized cargo into Nigeria

Following the outcome of the sensitization workshop on revised import and export guidelines in Nigeria recently organized by the Federal Ministry of Finance, we wish to draw your attention to the revised guideline which requires that all containerized import cargo destined for Nigeria must be palletized.
This new guideline is applicable for all Nigerian bound cargo departing from various origin ports as from the 1st of January 2018.

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Grace launches “Grace Gives” program

Grace Gives 2017 is a program designed to recognise and give back to five deserving community groups and award five deserving groups with a $10,000 grant to go towards their local community.

Sub categories include groups that: Focus on marginalised, excluded or disadvantaged communities; Create relationships and environments where people are empowered; Actively involve people and communities; Build inclusiveness; and Involve approaches that are likely to bring about solutions to complex problems.

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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 is also updated regularly.
We are continuously adding new content, and are in the process of expanding existing guides to include even more useful information.
Please take the time to look over these guides as we are sure you’ll find them useful.

 

John Mason helps to save the Kiwi

John Mason International has partnered with Kiwis for Kiwi, the New Zealand charity that is helping to protect its national bird, which is at risk of extinction.

The company will be supporting a kiwi bird for every family it moves to New Zealand. The promise of adopting a kiwi is a move that could help protect and grow the numbers of the country’s rare and endangered mascot. Customers who move to New Zealand with John Mason will receive a photo and be kept up to date with the kiwi’s progress.

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