Category: News

Advanced Payment Certificate

Abels Moving Services Limited are pleased to announce the receipt of our updated Advanced Payment Guarantee Certificate. To see a copy of the Abels Moving Services Limited IMMI Advanced Payment Guarantee Certificate which can be seen in the attached PDF. PDF: Abels Moving Services Limited – Advanced Payment Guarantee Certificate. Additionally there is an explanation… Read more »

Moving to India – Goods and Services Tax

Abels have been advised though our Agents in India about the introduction of Goods and Services Tax, that is being rolled out and will soon apply to moves of household goods. The introduction of GST is part of the Indian Government’s tax reform programmed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the existing taxation system…. Read more »

RES Forum 2017 Annual Report

Though the partnership with the RES Forum (, Harmony Relocation Network has again participated in producing The RES Forum Annual Report. The title of the 2017 Report is: The New Normal of Global Mobility. On the 14th June 2017 the report was launched in London, with the New York launch taking place a couple of… Read more »

Moving to Qatar – Shipping via Updated Routes

Previously Abels had been advised that shipping routes to Qatar had been suspended due to political unrest in the Persian Gulf. We have now been updated that several shipping companies are expected to provide a service to Qatar by providing a revised service via the port of Salalah in Oman. Before the political unrest in… Read more »

Moving to Qatar – Shipping Services Suspended

Abels have been advised of the suspension of shipping services into Hamad Port in Qatar. Arab countries have imposed shipping restrictions on trade with Qatar, this will also effect the movement of containers of household goods and personal effects in and out of Qatar. Shipping lines normally tranship cargoes between the United Arab Emirates port… Read more »

Moving to Chile – Customs Authorities Remain on Strike

Abels have recently been advised by our agents in Chile, that customs authorities remain on strike for an undetermined period of time. This strike by customs authorities is impacting all operations in Chilean ports and airports. Moves of household goods shipments are experiencing delays on the customs clearance process, causing additional charges for demurrage and… Read more »

Moving to Brazil – Customs Auditor-Collectors Strike

Abels have been advised though the Harmony Relocation Network about shipments into Brazil. Harmony Relocation Network has informed us that as from the 22nd May 2017 there is a strike in Brazil of Brazilian Customs Auditors-Collectors. Their strike is starting to affect the main ports and airports. Some customs units have already stopped their activities… Read more »

Moving to Nigeria – Imports Into Nigeria

Abels have been advised though the Harmony Relocation Network about shipments into Nigeria. Harmony Relocation Network was informed by Africa Mobility Services that they had received details that all shipments into Nigeria need to be packed into Liftvans or palletised. This includes shipments in sea freight containers which will also need to be in Liftvans… Read more »

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 »