Salvatore (Tori) Ferrante, President of Crown Worldwide’s International Division, has been elected to the OMNI board of directors.
“It is an honor to serve on the OMNI board representing the global market leaders of our industry,” said Ferrante. “Contributing to a unique organization that fosters genuine personal relationships and business excellence is exciting and rewarding.”
Ferrante joined Crown in 1985 and has over 30 years of experience in the domestic and international moving business. In 2013, Crown merged with the Armstrong Relocation Group of companies and Tori became responsible for all international functions for the group’s 25 offices. Known for his collaborative style of management and accessibility, Tori brings a genuine sense of partnership and fellowship to his work environment. His expat experience in the Middle East and his ongoing cultivation of relationships with international agents make him unique in the industry.
Tori is a graduate of The University of Santa Clara Leavy School of Business. He and his wife Ann live in Alamo and have two children attending college in California.
OMNI represents the international moving industry with a global alliance of 170 companies in 60 countries. Members are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and committed to providing the finest moving service available for its customers. OMNI trading partners are built on personal and professional trust in each-other’s competence, integrity and local knowledge. Unlike multinational moving giants, OMNI partners work together out of choice not obligation. This ensures that each company maintains the desire to provide excellent service and that only the world’s finest companies remain part of the network.
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Arijit Paladhi, Business Standard. “Port strike deferred to March 16” www.business-standard.com 3/5/2015. http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/port-strike-deferred-to-march-16-115030401246_1.html 3/6/2015.
The Indian Shipping Ministry’s decision to corporatize India’s ports has met with protest from the Transport and Dock Workers’ Union. An indefinite strike is schedule for March 9th.
(Source: Press Trust of India)
U.S. west coast port labor and management have come to a tentative agreement. Though union members will still need to ratify it, this agreement has allowed ports to return to work at full capacity. According to Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, the backlog that the slowdowns and lockouts have created will take upwards of three months to rectify.
Laura Stevens, The Wall Street Journal. “West Coast Ports Face Several Months’ Backlog” www.wsj.com 2/22/2015. http://www.wsj.com/articles/with-tentative-labor-deal-reached-west-cost-ports-resume-full-operations-1424630077 (2/23/2015).