Category: News

Hapag Lloyd and UASC have completed their Merger

Abels Moving Services have been updated with news from Hapag Lloyd and UASC (United Arab Shipping Company) in connection with their completed merger. News of the completion of the merger between the two companies has been released by a customer notice from Hapag Lloyd which can be seen below. Within the information provided by the… Read more »

Moving to Wellington – Port Closed for 6 Months

Abels Moving Services have been advised due the earthquake in Hanmer Springs in New Zealand back in November 2016 this has closed the Port of Wellington in New Zealand for up to 6 months. You will no doubt be aware that as a result of the recent earthquake that effected the north island of New… Read more »

Moving to the UK – New HMRC Online Customs Clearance Process

Abels have been advised by The BAR (The British Association of Removers) about changes being made by HMRC in connection with the Customs clearance procedure when moving to the UK. Currently the procedure used by HMRC Involves completing a hard copy paper form; for household goods this would be a C3 form, for a vehicle… Read more »

Customs Officers Strike in Chile

Abels have recently been advised by our agents in Chile, that customs officers continue to be on strike. The strike is about private pensions. The strike effects both Chilean Customs, and the National Agricultural Department. The strike will effect people moving household goods and personal possessions into and out of Chile. The private pension scheme… Read more »

DIY SOS at Great Ormond Street Hospital – Abels Assists

In a previous post Abels mentioned they had assisted with the DIY SOS build at Great Ormond Street Hospital. See www.abels.co.uk/abels-attends-bbcs-diy-sos-big-build-reveal/ The program from Great Ormond Street Hospital will be broadcast on BBC 1 at 8pm on Thursday the 10th November 2016 and will be repeated on Sunday the 13th November 2016 at 11pm. Abels… Read more »

Chairman John Guilford Retires Following 18 Years Service

The Reverend John Guilford whose family invested in Abels to help with the MBO from Hays in September 1998 has now formally retired to allow an ownership restructure to take place. Acting as silent partners the Guilford family, who once ran coaches, travel agencies and hotels, have always been supportive of the business offering advice… Read more »

Moving to Kuwait – Customs Regulations Update

Abels have been recently been advised by our agents that cover Kuwait, that there are new customs regulations for bringing House Hold Goods (HHGs) into Kuwait. The changes apply to Non Diplomatic Shipments and for private individuals for their moves. Non Diplomatic / Private moves bound for Kuwait have 1 x additional import customs paperwork… Read more »