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The nightmare looms

World traveller Ted Simon has seen more than most when it comes to human nature and the madness of politics. Here Ted shares his thoughts on how the world order is changing and the nightmare that may be just around the corner.


They are coming to get you!

At The Movers and Storers Show in November, Dan Brown from MoveMan explained how cyber crime can disrupt your business, and what you can do about it.

Millennials see mobility as essential for career advancement

A new survey for Graebel finds that the majority of millennials are willing to relocate for a job and postpone life milestones to live and work in desired destinations.

ESC joins GSF to tackle consolidation in global container shipping

Representatives of exporters and importers from around the world have joined forces to advance and protect their members' interests in the face of unprecedented change in the global container shipping industry.

A friendly face in an unfamiliar world; Homebound of Bangladesh

Ask Henry Jacob, Senior Executive Director of Homebound in Dhaka, how he chose the name of his company and he will tell you that most of his customers are ‘going home’, so Homebound seemed right. But, take a glance back to history, and the name seems even more poignant.

Patrick Oman sells Irish Relo

Dan Sennett has acquired Irish Relocation in Dublin from Patrick Oman, the charismatic entrepreneur and past president of both OMNI and EuRA.

The world’s first all-electric mobile office

Nissan has collaborated with UK-based design workshop Studio Hardie to transform its zero emission e-NV200 van into the world’s first all-electric mobile office – the e-NV200 WORKSPACe.

The nightmare looms

World traveller Ted Simon has seen more than most when it comes to human nature and the madness of politics. Here Ted shares his thoughts on how the world order is changing and the nightmare that may be just around the corner.


Steve Jordan, Editor of The Mover magazine, gives an overview of the stories appearing in the January 2017 issue.


Congratulations to Andrew Rosemeyer, CEO Relocation Management Spain for being one of the many who recognised Janet Bowen from Crown in California last month. This month we return to the UK. Who are these two likely lads enjoying a glass or two? If you can name either of them you have a chance of winning the White and Company Red and Black watch. Answers please to



Re Video surveys for free – 
The Mover, January 2017, page 38

The above story from Buzzmove in the UK claims to offer a free video survey tool for customers.  However, the website published in the article, to which enquiries were directed, clearly stated that this offer is for a limited period of one month only.  The Mover  has confirmed with Becky Downing, the company’s CEO, that the statement on the website is wrong and the article in The Mover is correct: the company will provide a basic-level video survey tool to its customers, free, indefinitely. A higher-level tool will be available shortly for which a fee will be charged.  The company has now changed the website accordingly.  The Mover  is sorry for any misunderstanding.

TRL helps European road operators address climate change

With climate change generating increasing challenges for road operators, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), has begun a unique €450,000 research project to help European road operators better address the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Register your claim for compensation from price-fixing truck manufacturers


The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is asking vehicle operators who consider that they may have a claim for compensation following the fining of five major truck manufacturers earlier this year for price fixing, to register their interest on

Christopher Jenkins rejoins Suddath

The Suddath Companies has announced a key addition to its global moving services with the appointment of Christopher Jenkins as director of international business development.

Bay Gateway M6 relief road unleashes Heysham’s potential for Irish Sea traffic

Irish Sea freight ferry operator Seatruck says the opening of the new £124.5million Bay Gateway relief road in Lancaster is the biggest commercial opportunity for the Port of Heysham in its history.

Professional drivers: meeting the conduct standards

When the conduct of a professional driver has been called into question they may be called to appear before a traffic commissioner.

Relocation Logistics designs purpose-built ramp for unloading long items

Belfast-based Relocation Logistics, has employed Thorworld Industries to design it a purpose-modified yard ramp that will help it to load and unload long items.

Move for Hunger Mover of the Year

Over the last seven years, Move for Hunger has collected seven million pounds of unwanted food to be distributed to those in need.

Pickfords wins award for its Apprentice Scheme

Pickfords has been awarded ‘Newcomer Large Employer of the Year’ at the South East & London National Apprenticeship Awards.

The Seminar Theatre

The Mover Magazine sponsored The Seminar Theatre at The Movers & Storers Show. Here is a brief summary of the main sessions some of which will be featured in more detail in subsequent issues.

Survey shows UK still reliant on EU drivers

An analysis of professional drivers by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) released in October showed a drop in driver shortages across the UK but highlights the sector’s reliance on staff from the European Union.

Crown Worldwide expands Board

Crown Worldwide has announced the expansion of its Executive Board and Executive Management Group in a strategic move to lead and further develop the business.

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2017 - a year of uncertainly and inspiration

I am writing this immediately after the Christmas break. It’s a strange time of year – a bit like springtime is for plants and animals. Throughout nature winter time is a period of dormancy, hibernation perhaps, but us humans just carry on, day after day, on the treadmill. Except for a week or so in December. Then we can stop spinning the plates, slow down, allow our leaves to fall before accelerating up to full speed as the smell of the fireworks subsides and life returns to normal.

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