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Burke Bros Moving Group expands international department

Sep 06, 2016
Burke Bros Moving Group in the UK has expanded its international team and moved to new offices. Jackie Bowes and Dawn Allen are the most recent additions.


Jackie has worked with Burke Bros previously in the international department. She has extensive experience of co-ordinating exports and returns to the company as import and export co-ordinator.  Jackie commented: “I’m really looking forward to renewing old connections between Burke Bros Moving Group and international agents and to building new relationships.” Dawn Allen also brings strong administrative experience to her role within the department.   

The expansion and move of the department will serve to better support the international team as they deal with the increase of export and import international enquiries from the public and international trade colleagues.  The team will also be better placed to deal with impending changes to regulations and legislation concerning the logistics of international shipping.  

Gary Burke, Managing Director of Burke Bros, commented: “Changes to regulations will make the household goods shipping industry more problematic.”  He added though that the additional investment would ensure that the company was best placed to deal with these changes as they arise.   

The regulation changes are the new amendments to the SOLAS regulations that require every containers shipped to have a Verified Gross Mass (VGM) and the changes in regulations concerning clearance of import consignments of household effects applying for Transfer of Residence (ToR) relief. These changes will mean that any groupage containers coming into the UK containing consignments for other EU Member States have to now be cleared by that customs authority in the country in which the goods are to be used. “This means that we have to advise our overseas agents on the best way 

  


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