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                  The Mover February 2020                                                                                                                                   


                Dan Morisaku, Ichigo Inc  


Ten vital UK moving statistics from 2019

Rob HoughtonHome move comparison site reallymoving has revealed ten statistics that together tell the story of UK home movers during 2019, including when people moved, how far they went, the most popular destinations and of course, what it all cost.

How will consolidation affect the global moving business?

Ray daSilvaA recent podcast issued by IAM Learning looks closely at the increasing consolidation in the moving industry and considers how it will continue and what affect it is likely to have over time.

IMA Conference, February 28 – March 3, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia This year the IMA Conference (International Mobility Alliance) moves to an exciting new location, the resort city of Siem Reap in the north-west of Cambodia. For many this will be their first time in Cambodia, so apart from the conference, what is there to do and see and what do you need to look out for?

Making the switch

Paul Fahey Steve Jordan talks to Paul Fahey, a moving man who turned to self storage and found the road to success.

The fine art of diversification

Jean-Luc Haddad An interview with Jean-Luc Haddad of Grospiron in Paris about how he diversified his business to make sure it could remain independent. By Steve Jordan.

Toyota to build prototype city of the future

Toyota's Woven City Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype ‘city’ of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan.

Investing in Self-Storage in Japan and Beyond

The signing ceremony, Ichigo & ESTDan Morisaku, Senior Manager, Ichigo Inc, shares his experience of moving into the self storage market


White and Company Mystery Mover

No difficulty last month spotting the dynamic duo of Stewart Pack and Tony Squire, ex Trans Euro and 360. Well done to Mark Jeffery for being the first correct answer out of the hat. This time we have a thin disguise, but will it fool The Mover’s readers? If you know who it is, you could win a beautiful White and Company Red and Black watch.


          White & Co Mystery Mover



UK employment law changes for 2020

Jo Trimarco2020 sees some refinement in UK employment law of which employers need to be aware. Here, Jo Trimarco of JT HRConsultancy Ltd tells you all you need to know.

HGV drivers should be on UK Shortage Occupation list - RHA

RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett The Road Haulage Association (RHA) says more detail is needed on the UK government’s ‘Australian style’ points system for immigrants and the criteria for establishing the basis of ‘skilled’ work.

Aires opens in Phoenix

Peter Ferreira Aires has announced the opening of a new office in Phoenix, Arizona, to accommodate client growth and ensure strategic alignment in the Western region.

Survey shows 80% of UK employees would opt for electric company cars

The Company Car is Back According to a survey conducted by DriveElectric - one of the UK’s leading EV (Electric Vehicle) leasing companies - eight out of ten employees who currently opt out of a company car scheme would be keen to move back to company cars if they were electric.

Move4U launches new CrewPro inventory packing app

Mark Oakeshott Moving industry software specialist, Move4U Moving Technology, has announced the release of its new CrewPro application, putting an end to traditional pen-and-paper inventory packing lists and manual shipment tracking.

Moveable barrier to keep Kent’s road network moving

A concrete barrier that can be set up within hours to keep Kent’s roads moving at times of cross-channel disruption will be available from December this year. The announcement was made by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on 17 February.

Allison Kemp takes the helm at FTA’s Road Freight Council

Allison Kemp (FTA)Logistics expert Allison Kemp, Managing Director of A.I.M Commercial Services Ltd, has been appointed chair of the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Road Freight Council.

Persistent drink-drivers not getting the message

Drink drivers still not getting the messageThe UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has said it is disappointed at yet another year of stagnation in the annual drink-drive statistics announced on 12 February, saying the ‘hardcore’ of persistent drink-drivers are still not getting the message.

Self Storage Expo Asia 2020Self Storage Association Asia (SSAA)

Self Storage Expo Asia 2020 takes place on May 13-15 in Singapore.  New elements are planned this year to bring more investors to the world of self storage and help attendees to capitalise on new opportunities to fill self storage sites and grow their business.

Regarding concerns about the coronavirus situation, the SSAA (Self Storage Association Asia) does not believe that the situation currently requires any alterations to its schedule or plans. 

Disruptive fine-art shipping newcomer announces €9m series ‘A’ funding

Edouard Gouin & Clément OuizilleDigital fine-art forwarding specialist Convelio, has raised €9 million in Series ‘A’ funding led by European venture capital investor Acton Capital.

Volvo Trucks North America shows off electric heavy-duty trucks

Volvo VNR Electric truckAt an exclusive event at the TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California, Volvo Trucks offered a first look at its North American Class 8 battery-electric project trucks. 

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Waiting for the grenade

I always think of February as a time of great promise.  For some of us, in the right part of the world, it’s the ante room for springtime and the start of renewal.  I always think it’s nice to reflect on what the coming year might bring as it unfolds.  

For movers, February means the start of the first conference season of the year.  We should offer no prizes for guessing what the main subjects at conference will be this time around.  I strongly suspect the subject of change will be centre stage.  

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