International assignments are an essential part of the daily business of Multinational Corporations (MNCs). While historically many companies’ primary motive was to fill skill gaps in overseas subsidiaries, HR managers claim that assignments where the primary motive is developmental have been steadily growing in number. During international assignments, employees have the chance to develop valuable […]


Sep 9, 2016 |

HANJIN shipping line, ranked 7th in the world and 1st in Korea with a 98 container ship fleet, filed for bankruptcy last week. The bankruptcy followed on years of losses. This means that new cargo is no longer being accepted, assets are frozen, the ships are being refused entry to ports/terminals and are being denied […]

SilverDoor Partners with AirPortr

Sep 2, 2016 |

SilverDoor is excited to announce a new partnership with AirPortr, an on-demand secure luggage transportation service that collects, stores and delivers bags between London and its airports. For business travellers in and around the capital, this means lighter, quicker and stress-free travel to and from their serviced apartment. Upon landing in London, guests are able […]


Talk of major businesses relocating their London head offices overseas, post Brexit, may have died down somewhat in recent weeks, but for many business travellers, relocation is still very much a reality. Findings from the Office for National Statistics reveal that roughly 56,000 British citizens emigrated from the UK for work-related reasons in 2015, with […]

Coping with sexism abroad (Part 3)

Aug 3, 2016 |

Sexism ingrained in one culture can be truly abhorrent to someone from another, a recent BBC report highlighted. Learning and adapting to local customs can help minimise sexist behaviour towards you, according to cultural coach Sybille Kenny. Do your research “Gender inequality is a critical issue in many countries around the world. Therefore it is […]

Stages of the Homebuying Journey

Aug 3, 2016 |

Preparing for the Homebuying Process, Step By Step A useful blog from CHASE, RES Forum US Technical Partner for Relocation & Employee Loan Programs Buying a home is one of life’s greatest milestones, but the journey to unlocking the front door of your dreams can feel very overwhelming for the many buyers. Please click here […]

Coping with sexism abroad (Part 2)

Jul 29, 2016 |

Sexist behaviour abroad can leave female expats intensely shocked and frustrated, a recent BBC report highlighted. Paradoxically, this frustration can help unlock greater intercultural awareness, says cultural coach Richard Forrest. Shock and surprise From unwanted male attention in Georgia, to not being allowed to share an office with a male colleague in Saudi Arabia; the […]

Coping with Sexism Abroad

Jul 22, 2016 |

The BBC recently reported on ‘sexism that female expats are still having to endure’. Western women talked about anything from Japanese men openly reading pornographic comic books to male chauvinism in Latin America. Cultural problems A Canadian woman living and working in Switzerland says in the article that the reports she prepared at work had […]


What is Brexit? It’s highly unlikely that anyone doesn’t know the answer to this question, but just in case, and for our members outside of Europe who may not know all of the details, here’s a quick summary; On 23 June 2016, Britain held a referendum on whether to remain in or to leave the […]

Safety of Life at Sea convention

Jul 8, 2016 |

For SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea convention), July 1st has come and gone and we are now in the aftermath. Currently, despite everyone holding their breath, it seems that no shocking developments have (yet) occurred. Some of our offices are now seeing the first invoices for weighing services come in, so additional costs are […]

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