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.
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.
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.
Aires is pleased to announce that Fiona Williams, GMS, has joined the company as Director, Strategic Solutions for the EMEA and APAC regions. In her role, Fiona will be responsible for growing Aires’ regional sales and account management initiatives.
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.
Suddath®, a leading global provider of international moving services, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., announced today that its international division has successfully certified to the new ISO 9001:2015 standards.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 need for dental treatment.
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 explores trends in how companies are supporting home sale for transferring employees, responding to a growing rental population, and developing intern programmes, the primary finding is the identification of a changing pattern in employee relocation, in which an increasing demand for flexibility is translating into different types of work transfers.
The Asian Tigers Mobility is proud to announce joining forces with the WWF Singapore (World Wide Fund for Nature) to provide financial support for the T2X project. T2X stands for doubling the number of tigers living in the wild by the year 2022. That will be the next Year of the Tiger according to the Chinese calendar, and achieving that lofty goal will be significantly aided by ATM.
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 chemotherapy. We know that during this period he contacted many of you to tell you about his situation.
Yesterday we received a call from his wife Jenny. His condition had worsened over a short period of time, and it is with immense sadness we must tell you that Niall, our friend and colleague, passed away on Tuesday morning.
This will be a great shock to all of you, as it has been to us, and of course all our thoughts and prayers go out to Jenny, Callum, and Georgia during the weeks ahead.
We will continue to monitor Niall’s work email for any messages that you may wish to send, and please feel free to use the office postal address for any cards. We will make sure that they are passed on to Jenny and the family.