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Taking an international assignment is tough. For the spouse, and the children, it’s often even tougher. But there is a service that can help. What’s more, it’s one that you can earn from. Interested …?
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.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Countdown to the Movers & Storers Show 2016

Organiser Keith Merrett explains what’s in store for visitors to this year’s show.

 

The newly expanded Panama Canal officially opened for business on 26 June with the appropriately named MV Cosco Shipping Panama making the inaugural transit through the 80km waterway.

Shine a light on dark data - and utilise its hidden value

In a world where the explosion of data is already becoming a huge challenge, the big questions are how do you get it under control and how can you derive benefit from it? John Culkin from Crown Records Management, offers advice.

In a world where the explosion of data is already becoming a huge challenge, the big questions are how do you get it under control and how can you derive benefit from it? John Culkin from Crown Records Management, offers advice.
In a world where the explosion of data is already becoming a huge challenge, the big questions are how do you get it under control and how can you derive benefit from it? John Culkin from Crown Records Management, offers advice.

Virtual home search from Crown

Crown World Mobility is set to offer assignees virtual home searches, part of a significant strategic global investment in IT.

In search of talent

Todd Watson is one of the moving industry’s young, high performers. But what makes his business successful and what does he think are the biggest challenges for the industry? Steve Jordan interviewed him to find out.

Schepens: living up to the promise

It was a warm day as I pointed my trusty Nissan down the M3 to visit Schepens International in Hampshire. I knew nothing about the company but just had a feeling that they had a story to tell. I was right.

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

When the relo stops


Taking an international assignment is tough. For the spouse, and the children, it’s often even tougher. But there is a service that can help. What’s more, it’s one that you can earn from. Interested …?

LATEST ISSUE



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

THE WHITE & CO MYSTERY MOVER COMPETITION - SEPTEMBER



Fancy nobody spotting the ever-radiant Susie Bär (now Susie Bär-von Verschuer) from Fermont in Germany last month. Thanks to all those who tried and got it wrong. This month it’s easier – sort of. Who is pictured here? The man on the left is easy and might be enough for you to win on his own, but who is he talking to? That’s the tie breaker! The first correct answer out of the hat will win the now famous White and Company Red and Black watch. Answers please to editor@themover.co.uk.

 

LATEST NEWS

BMB Removals chooses PPS for Travis Perkins project

BMB Removals from Northampton has worked with PPS Crate Hire on a new commercial project for Travis Perkins, one of the UK’s leading suppliers to the construction and building industry. 

European commission fines truck manufacturers for breaking antitrust rules

The European Commission has found that MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco, and DAF broke EU antitrust rules.

Leo Ots leaves the moving industry

Leo Ots has advised that he has now left Ziegler in Switzerland.

Safepac chooses sunshine power for forklifts

Nick Pearson from Safepac Professional Movers has replaced his diesel fleet of fork lifts with Mitsubishi electric models powered by solar energy from panels on the warehouse roof. When the sun shines, the fuel is free.

New office for Globe in Bangalore

Globe Moving in Bangalore has moved premises.

Brexit impact on UK property

Post-Brexit, reallymoving published a detailed analysis of its impact on the UK property market. Overall, both property prices and transaction volumes (seasonally adjusted) fell by around 8%, but there were wide regional variations.

Green Initiative Award for Arpin Van Lines agent

According to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 11.6 million tons of furniture is thrown away in the United States every year making it the least recycled item in US households.

New advice booklet helps customers

Lisa Rogerson was very nearly born in a removals truck. Her dad was working for Pickfords at the time and took her mum to hospital in the lorry. Since then she became an army wife and has, so far, moved home 16 times. That makes her qualified to give advice to people who are moving, so she’s written a booklet all about it.


Only fools and movers

It seemed like a good idea at the time to display this classic vehicle in the office dressed in the company’s new livery, but Matt Campbell from Kilmarnock Removals hadn’t reckoned on having to dismantle half the office to get it in.

White & Company acquires GoodMove

On Friday, 15 July 2016 White & Company PLC acquired the long established and respected BAR member GoodMove of Colchester.

European Commission bans GRIs

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the European Commission’s adoption of new pricing rules for shipping lines will modernise the industry and bring it into the 21st Century

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EDITOR'S BLOG

Never too old to learn


The Movers and Storers Show is just around the corner.  We have a preview in this issue.  This year my brother, David, and I will be hosting the ‘Learning Zone’.  We haven’t done it for a while and I am delighted to be back again.    


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