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GSF says unjustified VGM charges are unacceptable




The Global Shippers’ Forum has said that there is no justification for carriers and terminal operators to apply any charge for a shipper making an accurate VGM declaration under the new SOLAS regulations that came into force on 1 July, 2016.

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On 1 July, 2016 the amendments to the SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) regulations came into force requiring all shippers to provide a Verified Gross Mass (VGM) for each container.

BAR Conference 2016 a sell-out success

This year’s BAR Conference held at the Pullman London Hotel 19-21 May managed to maintain the successful tradition of an all-round high quality annual event.

Confusion as Movinga’s founders resign


As we go to press there is still very little hard information about the future of online moving company Movinga following the resignation of its founders Bastian Knutzen and Chris Maslowski in June.

Britain’s Strongest Removalist Contest launched at The Movers & Storers Show

This is a story about a great idea that very nearly didn’t happen. About modern business, red tape and financial challenges. And about how if a group of people really, really want to make something happen, they probably can, by Charlotte Parslow of Animo Events, organisers of The Movers & Storers Show.

Shining stars

Two of the industry’s shining stars, Dennis Westerholm and Sara Lyrum Kronkjaer, both of Alfa Quality Moving, give their thoughts on the rapidly changing industry and what the future might hold.

Steve Jordan talks to Gerry Lane about his Irish project
Steve Jordan talks to Gerry Lane about his Irish project
Steve Jordan talks to Gerry Lane about his Irish project

Will Brexit mean ‘Highway to hell’ or ‘On the sunny side of the street’ for movers?


Tony Richman, gives his thoughts on BREXIT and its affect on the UK moving industry.

GSF says unjustified VGM charges are unacceptable

The Global Shippers’ Forum has said that there is no justification for carriers and terminal operators to apply any charge for a shipper making an accurate VGM declaration under the new SOLAS regulations.

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Steve Jordan, Editor of The Mover magazine, gives an overview of the stories appearing in the August 2016 issue.

THE WHITE & CO MYSTERY MOVER COMPETITION - AUGUST


Well done to David Trenchard who spotted Ted Prior last month, perhaps during a trip to Australia in about 1996. Ted is still heartily going about his business as a toastmaster for the great and the good of London – life in the fast lane for him at last! This month, who could this lady be (and was it you who offended her!). The winning entry will receive the coveted White and Company Red and Black watch. Answers please to editor@themover.co.uk.

 

LATEST NEWS

Pickfords wins British government removal contract for a second term

Pickfords has announce that on Monday, 20th June 2016 it was officially confirmed as the appointed contractor to the British government for overseas removal services. The contract will run concurrently with the existing contract held by Pickfords and commences on 1 September, 2016.   

Arpin International sponsors Wayne Gretzky Ice Hockey Classic

Arpin International Group has become the official international freight forwarder of the 2016 Wayne Gretzky Ice Hockey Classic and will help directly support the Stop Concussions Foundation. 

Shane Lewis and Paul Felton join Momentous

Momentous Relocation has recently employed Shane Lewis as operations manager, and Paul Felton as costings manager.


Many miles of roadworks lifted for August Bank Holiday

Highways England has announced that almost 98% of England’s motorway and major ‘A’ roads will have no roadworks this Bank Holiday as they will be lifted, or completed before the long weekend break.

Diversification is the key to success for Ballards Removals

Deputy Editor David Jordan took a trip to rural Nottinghamshire to visit Ballards Removals, a family business now prospering after the dark days of recession.

UK’s First Online Commercial Estate Agent Launches

Those looking to sell or rent commercial property now have a new option available following the launch of a new online service named Virtual Commercial.

An alternative to wooden packaging

Sofrapack, a packaging company from Bonneuil sur Marne in France, has developed a form of corrugated packing that effectively replaces the use of wooden cases or crates for export packing. The containers can even be used as lift vans or as warehouse pallets.

Top three reasons shippers switch container carriers

Xeneta, the Oslo-based benchmarking and market intelligence platform for containerised ocean freight, has quizzed its worldwide database of contributors to uncover the main reasons businesses end agreements with container ship carriers.

Property values fall by 6% following Brexit

The impact of Brexit on house buying behaviour has been dramatic and immediate, both on expected property prices and on transaction volumes, according to Rob Houghton, CEO of reallymoving.com.

Ron Reedman remembered by Michael Gerson

Ronald Arthur Reedman of Grace Brothers in Australia has died at the age of 96.

UK logistics trade mission to China

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is organising a trade mission to China and Hong Kong for the UK logistics industry.

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The voice of the future


Although the past explains the present, it is the future that really matters.  To this end I bring you this month the first in a series of interviews with the rising and shining stars of our industry.  The kind of people who are making their mark now, will shape our future and, whoever is doing my job in 40 years will be interviewing. 

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