European economy to recover by end of 2022

The European Commission’s Spring 2021 Economic Forecast projects that the EU economy will expand by 4.2% in 2021 and by 4.4% in 2022. The euro area economy is forecast to grow by 4.3% this year and 4.4% next year. This represents a significant upgrade of the growth outlook compared to the Winter 2021 Economic Forecast which the Commission presented in …

EUROMOVERS 3rd virtual conference

On 19 May 2021, EUROMOVERS held the third of its virtual conferences to help keep members up to date of developments within the organisation and acknowledge its high achievers. The conference was attended by around 50 members and provided a useful and welcome contact while face to face meetings remain impossible. The conference programme included: a workshop, led by Frank …

Leadership, COVID, family and working with mum

Angels Gallardo from Euromovers member Inter S&R in Barcelona, has been featured as the cover story in The Mover magazine. In the article Angels talks about taking over the management of her mother’s company, of handling the COVID-19 crisis and bringing up a family as a working mum. To read the fill story in The Mover, follow this link: https://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=8bb9e408-654f-45d2-9137-35f84171a0c9&pnum=26

Using sails and slowing down could cut ship emissions by 40%

Fitting sails to cargo ships and sailing more slowly could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry by up to 40% or possibly more as technologies improve, according to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK. Air pollution from shipping has increased rapidly over the last decade driven by growth in world trade, and …

DKV expands charging network in Italy

Charge4Europe, the joint venture between DKV and innogy eMobility Solutions, is further expanding its infrastructure for emobility in Italy by integrating Ekomobil’s charging network. The move will give DKV customers access to more than 13,000 additional public charging points in Italy. Sven Mehringer, Managing Director Energy & Vehicle Services at DKV said, “The connection to the charging network operated by …

Maersk service from Japan to UK, by rail

The Maersk 40ft container consignment arrived at Felixstowe, UK, on 2 March, after its departure from Yokohama, Japan in January, having crossed Russia by both land and sea. The service, operated with railway provider Modul, is part of Maersk´s AE19 service which has connected Asia and Europe via the Trans-Siberian railway and the ports of Vostochniy and St Petersburg since …

Drivers to be tested as they enter the UK

With effect from 6 April, 2021 all lorry drivers entering the UK from the EU (not Ireland), and who are staying for more than 48 hours, will be required to take tests for COVID-19.  Failure to comply will incur a fine of £2,000. The first test must be taken within 48 hours of arrival.  Two further tests are then required …

Kelly Foreman joins Atlas

Atlas® World Group, Inc., the parent company of Atlas® Van Lines, has announced that Kelly Foreman has been named Vice President of Human Resources for Atlas Van Lines. Before joining Atlas, she served for eight years as Director and Vice President of Human Resources for Energy Systems Group in Newburgh, Indiana. In her Atlas role, Kelly will lead and oversee the human resources …

DKV doubles charging network

DKV expanded its charging network in 2020 throughout Germany, Austria, the Benelux countries, Italy, France, Nordics and several countries in Eastern Europe. The company now offers over 90% charging network coverage in various countries. All newly connected charging points are active and available. “I am very proud that we have expanded our charging network to this extent and laid an …

On the road again with Walt’s Challenge

Walt Peniuk from Premier in Toronto, Canada, is about to set off once again in his latest personal challenge: this time on the first leg of his quest to ride around the world on a bicycle.  Yes, that’s right, to ride around the entire globe on a bike. He will start from San Diego in California to peddle the 3100 …