The international shipping market was badly affected by the pandemic and the subsequent global supply chain crisis. The ramifications have been strongly felt across the removals and storage industry but as the world gets moving once again, Midlands based Burke Bros Moving Group are pleased to announce they are the platinum sponsors of the annual Latin moving conference being held in Atlanta at the end of October this year.
The Pan American International Moving Association is an exclusive network of international moving companies, who meet excellent quality standards in terms of providing relocation and international moving services. This year sees the return of their annual convention held during 30 October to 1 November 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. The organisation works to represent, protect and promote the activities of those companies committed to improving the international moving industry. PAIMA not only offers coverage to Pan American companies, but also supports those international moving companies located in key locations around the world. Members of PAIMA will be flying in from every Latin country to the United States, which Burke Bros Moving Group has very close ties with.
Speaking about being platinum sponsors of the event, Gary Burke, Managing Director of Burke Bros Moving Group added: “Overseas we share a global partnership with agents in more than 100 countries and the PAIMA network is an important component in our international work. Burke Bros Moving Group are proud to be platinum sponsors and we are also pleased to be able to meet up again, in person, with so many worldwide colleagues. Our International Manager, Anthony Foy and myself will be representing the UK moving industry in Atlanta.”
Burke Bros Moving Group have a long standing history with PAIMA, joining in 2001 and last year reaching their 20th anniversary with the organisation. Burke Bros soon became advocates of PAIMA and particularly the environmental good practice that PAIMA promotes. In 2006 Burke Bros were proud recipients of the Juan Peralta Ecology Award in San Francisco for the best contribution from a moving company on global environmental issues. Chris Burke presented to the assembly on the company’s environmental project. Ten years later, they won the award for a second time in New Orleans for sending 0% of the waste they handle to landfill. Gary Burke also became involved with the PAIMA board, becoming Vice President of PAIMA in 2010 and was involved in the decision making process to transfer PAIMA Head Quarters from Panama to Florida.