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Service Interruption Alert: Eid Al Adha Observance 2019

August 08, 2019

Please be advised that Eid Al Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) will soon be celebrated across the Middle East. To mark the occasion, Arpin International Group’s UAE office and its partners’ holiday schedules are as follows: United Arab Emirates: 10 – 13 August, resume work on Wednesday, 14 August Saudi Arabia: 11 – 15 August, […]

Arpin International Group’s Matthew Somweber and Allyson Nordstrom-Geraghty Join The FIDI Charity Committee’s Board of Directors

July 25, 2019

Matthew Somweber, Director of Operations, and Allyson Nordstrom-Geraghty, director of GSA Services of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) International Division at Arpin, have joined The FIDI Charity Committee. The FIDI Charity Committee, the charitable arm of the FIDI Global Alliance, works to support charity projects in underdeveloped areas where the FIDI community can make a […]

Arpin Group Presented with Eco-Educator Award at Paris to Pittsburgh to New England Event

June 12, 2019

Arpin Group recently participated in the “Paris to Pittsburgh to New England” community action event at the New England Institute of Technology. The two-part event featured a panel discussion on climate change and a screening of “Paris to Pittsburg,” a new film produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia about the climate crisis. “Climate change is […]

Arpin International Group promotes Ronnie Blanchard to supervisor, GSA services

June 05, 2019

Arpin International Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Ronnie Blanchard from GSA team lead to supervisor, GSA services. In his new role, Blanchard will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and managing Arpin’s intern program; helping to implement the internal GSA claims team; and continuing to lead move coordinators in his department. “Ronnie […]

Arpin International Group donates food and hygiene packs to Ramadan Sharing Fridges

May 30, 2019

Arpin Middle East, BGRS, and DASA International Movers joined forces to support the Ramadan Sharing Fridges initiative this past holy month at the Octane Car Service Centre in Al Quoz, Dubai. Volunteers from the three companies packed & donated 500 food packs every Tuesday of the month of May and helped hand them out to […]

Service Interruption Alert: Eid al-Fitr Observance 2019

May 29, 2019

The holy month of Ramadan will end the evening of 4 June marking the end of the month-long fast and will be followed by national holidays for Eid al-Fitr (dates may vary depending on the sighting of the Moon). This period marks the start of a feast that lasts several days. During this time, most […]

Arpin Group promotes Derek Lord to director of IT infrastructure and operations

May 20, 2019

Arpin Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Derek Lord from manager of network services to director of IT infrastructure and operations. In his new role, Lord will be responsible for determining current and future infrastructure needs, overseeing the design and implementation of IT systems on a network level, and monitoring and resolving network […]

Arpin Group Ranks #1 in Supplier Satisfaction in 2019 Independent Study

May 15, 2019

Arpin Group has earned the #1 ranking in supplier satisfaction among the largest suppliers of global household goods shipment services according to independent research firm Trippel Survey & Research, LLC. In the 15th Annual Relocation Managers’ Survey©, among the service firms with a significant number of evaluations, Arpin Group earned the highest overall satisfaction score […]

Service Interruption Alert Update – The Holy Month of Ramadan Has Begun

May 06, 2019

With the observance of the moon on 5 May, the holy month of Ramadan has begun and will continue for the next 30 days, followed by the national holiday of Eid al-Fitr. This time period is considered the most important month of the year in the Muslim calendar which extends to many middle-eastern countries and […]

Arpin Group appoints Bridget Ritchie to management committee

April 26, 2019

Arpin Group is pleased to announce that Bridget Ritchie, vice president global business development – corporate accounts, has been appointed to the Arpin Group Management Committee. The management committee is responsible for making recommendations and implementing the vision of Arpin’s board of directors; facilitating and overseeing the company’s financial performance, corporate governance, budgeting and asset […]

Service Interruption Alert – Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr Observances Expected to Cause Shipment Delays

April 15, 2019

The holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin approximately 6 May and will end on approximately 3 June, 2019, to be confirmed based on the sighting of the moon. Thereafter followed by national holidays for Eid al-Fitr (dates will vary depending on the sighting of the Moon). This is a period of prayer, fasting, […]

Arpin Group promotes Mario Lemme to Senior Vice President of Information Technology

April 05, 2019

Arpin Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Mario Lemme from director of programming services to senior vice president of information technology. In his new role, Lemme will be responsible for establishing, directing and administering the long-term strategic planning, implementation and operation of the company’s IT requirements and functions. He will also be responsible […]

Service Interruption Alert: Upcoming Holidays in India Will Impact Household Goods Shipments

April 03, 2019

Dear Valued Clients and Supplier Partners, Cargo services in India will be affected for a short duration between April 17-21, 2019 due to the following holiday observances: April 17: Mahavir Jayanti – All government organizations such as banks, ports, etc. will remain closed April 18: The following Indian states – Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, […]

Arpin International Group names Sebastian Sommer as managing director, Arpin Germany

March 29, 2019

Sebastian Sommer has been hired as managing director for Arpin Germany. Sommer’s responsibilities will include the management of all activities for Arpin Germany’s area in EMEA. “Sebastian has an impressive resume and has continued to take on additional responsibilities throughout his career,” said Hans Oelze, director of Arpin International Group – Germany. “We are looking […]

In Memoriam – Mark Dearborn

March 19, 2019

It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we share with you the loss of a valued colleague and friend, Mark Dearborn, VP of Global Accounts for Arpin Group. Mark was involved in a serious automobile accident on March 17 and succumbed to his injuries. Mark was the devoted father of his daughter, Alexie, […]

Arpin Group and the Drawdown EcoChallenge

March 15, 2019

Arpin has an EcoChallenge team – Open to all who wish to participate!  The Drawdown EcoChallenge is a 21-day engagement program focused on carbon reduction. The challenge takes place April 3-24 and provides tools and inspiration to turn intention into action and also provides a fun and social way to think about and act on […]

Mark Dearborn helps build homes for needy in Panama City

March 14, 2019

Mark Dearborn, vice president of global accounts with Arpin Group, joined 45 industry peers recently to build houses for homeless residents of Panama City, Panama. In Panama for the Latin and Caribbean Movers Association (LACMA) Convention, Dearborn and the others volunteered with Techo, a social responsibility initiative focused on building sustainable houses for communities in […]

Important News Regarding Qatar Sanctions, Montreal Port Congestion, and Japanese National Holiday

March 12, 2019

News Alert: Update on Qatar Sanctions Please find below an update on the Qatar sanctions situation in relation to your employees’ household goods moves. Since the sanctions were announced between Qatar and UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt in 2017, the only legal and compliant solution for shipping between these countries has been to ship […]

Bridget Ritchie Honored with Worldwide ERC® Meritorious Service Award

March 06, 2019

Bridget Ritchie, vice president of global business development of Arpin Group, has earned a Meritorious Service Award from Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association. The award will be announced at the Worldwide ERC Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, May 8 – 10. “It is an honor to receive this award from Worldwide ERC,” said Bridget Ritchie. […]

Service Interruption Alert: Air Cargo Import and Export Services Via India and Pakistan Severely Delayed

March 01, 2019

Due to an escalating conflict between Pakistan and India this week, our air cargo services have been affected with major delays and some with cancellations of flights to and from the countries. Pakistan has closed its airspace which is affecting almost all shipments departing northern India (Punjab, New Delhi, Mumbai, etc.) and inbound shipments to […]

Arpin Group Announces Employee Promotions

February 26, 2019

Arpin Group is pleased to announce the promotions of Allison Dickson, Kevin Amatucci, Richard Travisono, Roxana Andrews, and Steven Rivera. “We are excited to announce several well-deserved promotions,” said David Arpin, president and CEO of Arpin Group. “Allison, Kevin, Richard, Roxana, and Steven have all been successful in their careers at Arpin and are always […]

Arpin Group Management Committee announces new appointments

February 22, 2019

Arpin Group is pleased to announce that Mark Dearborn, Allison Dickson, Renee Abrantes, and Richard Travisono have been appointed to the Arpin Group Management Committee. The management committee is responsible for making recommendations and implementing the vision of Arpin’s board of directors; facilitating and overseeing the company’s financial performance, corporate governance, budgeting and asset allocation; […]

Service Interruption Alert – Severe Winter Weather Conditions May Cause Service Delays in the United States

January 31, 2019

Severe winter weather conditions may cause rail service and other transportation-related delays throughout the United States as sub-zero weather takes hold of much of the country.  In the Midwest, frigid temperatures currently exceed safe outdoor working conditions. In addition, rail infrastructure safety concerns may include implementing measures such as limiting the number of trains, allocating […]

Service Interruption Alert: Embargo at Norfolk Southern Rail Expected to Cause Delays

January 24, 2019

We have been informed that due to a container backlog, Norfolk Southern Rail, located in Austell, GA, USA, has implemented a temporary embargo on international container shipments to mitigate the impact on operations. Until further notice, all international (20’, 40’, and 45’) shipments billed to Austell thru the Memphis and Shreveport gateways and all shipments […]

In Memoriam – Robert E. Sullivan

December 19, 2018

With great sadness and sense of loss, we share with you that we’ve lost a valued colleague and friend.  Bob Sullivan, Arpin Group’s SVP of Corporate Accounts, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 15. Bob was a highly valued and respected member of the Arpin team and the global employee relocation industry, where he worked […]

Service Interruption: Air Shipments Experiencing Delays Due to Increased Holiday Volume

December 11, 2018

Household goods shipments moving by air are currently experiencing delays as airlines are giving priority to high yield small packages, express, and perishable cargo. Arpin will proceed with due diligence when booking air shipments to avoid delays and keep service disruptions to an absolute minimum. However, space availability changes daily and customers sending shipments via […]

The importance of using a FIDI-accredited moving company

December 03, 2018

Moving can be a stressful experience. When moving to another country, the process becomes even more complex, as you factor in international shipping, customs, a new country’s laws, and adjusting to a new culture. That’s why you need a competent relocation professional on your side, acting as your company’s advocate and personal advisor throughout the […]

China’s Individual Income Tax – Part II: The Specifics Being Proposed

November 20, 2018

Preview: The Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) met regarding the Draft Amendment on October 13, and further elaborated on the changes to the People’s Republic of China’s Individual Income Tax Laws (IIT). The specifications released include: Common Reporting Standard China-Sourced Income Taxable Income Itemized Deductions Anti-Tax Avoidance Residency and Global Tax […]

David Arpin receives Wreaths Across America Spirit of Giving Award

November 13, 2018

Arpin Van Lines’ President and CEO, David Arpin, received the James Prout Spirit of Giving Award from Sarah and Rob Worcester of Wreaths Across America during the 34th Annual Arpin Agent Convention held in Newport, Rhode Island. The Wreaths Across America James Prout Spirit of Giving Award commemorates James Prout, owner of a Maine trucking […]

Arpin Group Earns Industry Awards for Supplier Service and Performance

October 31, 2018

Arpin Group has received several industry awards for outstanding performance and for demonstrating a high commitment to service among supply chain partners. These awards were delivered at individual company ceremonies held October 17-19, coinciding with the Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium in Seattle, Washington. “We aim to provide our customers and industry partners with the […]

China’s Individual Income Tax: Drastic Changes Being Proposed

October 12, 2018

Preview A new Draft Amendment regarding Individual Income Tax Reform is currently being proposed to the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC). This Amendment encompasses key revisions such as: New criteria for tax residence New tax deduction items Replacement of the current schedular taxation structure Consolidation of certain tax brackets Introduction of anti-tax […]

Arpin International Group names Deena Fernandes head of operations for Arpin Middle East

October 12, 2018

Arpin International Group has named Deena Fernandes head of operations for Arpin Middle East. In her new role, Fernandes will oversee and manage all international operations in the Middle East office, including allocation of moves, data integrity, pricing, and monitoring the team’s performance. “As a move coordinator, Deena demonstrated patience during challenging circumstances, as well […]

Service Interruption Alert: Hurricane Michael Results in Port Closures in the United States

October 09, 2018

Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall near Panama City, Florida, as a Category 3 Hurricane Wednesday afternoon. States of emergency have been declared in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. Consequently, the U.S. Coast Guard has mandated that no vessels may enter, transit, or remain within the safety zone without the permission of the captain of […]

Service Interruption Alert: Chronic Delays Affecting Ports In The United Kingdom

September 26, 2018

Ports throughout the UK are currently experiencing chronic delays affecting container haulage. The delays are affecting both the import and export of household goods and personal effects’ shipments. Southampton Port – The port is overloaded with container traffic at the moment, reportedly over stacking containers. Huge container vehicle traffic volumes; consequently, as the port works […]

Service Interruption Alert: National Strike by Unions Crews In Costa Rica Causing Import / Export Delays

September 24, 2018

We have been informed by our supplier partners in Costa Rica that union crews continue to partake in a national strike with no indication of duration. The strike, which began on September 10, is heavily impacting shipping operations and Costa Rican household goods import and export shipments have been seriously hindered. Vessels are reported to […]

Arpin International Group hires Jeanette Tomaselli as domestic/international move coordinator

September 21, 2018

Arpin International Group announced today that Jeanette Tomaselli has been hired as a domestic and international move coordinator. Tomaselli’s responsibilities will include the coordination of door-to-door household goods shipments, including import, export and relocations for clients, agents and individuals. “Jeanette has been recognized as a top performer in our industry,” said Mark Dearborn, vice president, […]

Service Interruption Alert – Expect Delays On India – Outbound Air Shipments

September 19, 2018

Airports in India are currently experiencing severe backlogs in processing outbound shipments, mainly from Hyderabad and Bangalore locations. Premium carriers (Emirates Airlines, American Airlines, Qatar Airways, and United Airlines) supplying household goods and personal effects cargo shipments are facing space / capacity issues for personal effects and household goods — especially outbound to USA and […]

Service Interruption Alert: A Strike by Union Crews At Buenaventura Port in Colombia Expected to Cause Delays

September 17, 2018

We have been informed by our supplier partners in Colombia that union crews are on strike at the Buenaventura Port. This move has resulted in shipping companies rerouting ships to other port terminals to try and mitigate the impact on operations. As a consequence, we are advising customers with import or export shipments to prepare […]

Service Interruption Alert – Household Goods Shipments Will Be Impacted By Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday morning in the United State. States of emergency have been declared in North and South Carolina and Virginia. Over one million coastal residents have been ordered to evacuate in advance of the storm. Several ports along the east coast, including Wilmington, Norfolk, and […]

Arpin Group VP Mark Dearborn joins Marguerite’s Place board of directors

September 05, 2018

Mark Dearborn, vice president of global accounts for Arpin Group and president of Arpin Strong, has joined the Marguerite’s Place board of directors. Marguerite’s Place, based in Nashua, New Hampshire, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the physical, emotional, educational, and social support services for homeless women with children to achieve and […]

Service Interruption Alert – Tropical Storm Gordon Forcing Port Closures in New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL, USA

September 04, 2018

Severe tropical storm weather conditions have resulted in the closure of ports in New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL, USA at 12:00 p.m. today in advance of the arrival of tropical storm Gordon. The storm is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 Hurricane by the time it makes landfall this evening. Consequently, for the […]

At 5th anniversary, Arpin Strong looks back on the causes it has helped

August 24, 2018

Arpin Strong is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a look back on the causes it has supported since 2013. “Arpin Strong has had an amazing five years, raising well over $315,000 for charity and donating to about 150 causes,” said Michael Killoran, treasurer of Arpin Strong. “These numbers, while impressive, only tell a piece of […]

Service Interruption Alert – Import / Export Shipments Will Be Impacted By Hurricane Lane

August 23, 2018

A category-five hurricane is expected to strike the Hawaiian Islands, USA. The storm is currently packing maximum sustained winds of 160 mph. Damaging winds and heavy rainfall have already begun to disrupt normal business and travel activities in the area. In addition, thousands of people have been asked to evacuate low-lying areas. The Port of […]

Costa Rica Customs Changes

August 06, 2018

Effective immediately, we’ve been informed that the Dirección General de Aduanas (DGA) is carrying out an update of its procedures for the importation of household goods and articles of personal effects. Although an official resolution has not been issued by the government, our supplier partners in the country have informed us that the customs changes are […]

Arpin Group employees earn Certified Relocation Professional designation

August 01, 2018

Two Arpin Group employees have passed the Worldwide ERC Certified Relocation Professional examination: Jean Gong, director of business developmentWest Coast, and Allison Rathbun Dickson, assistant vice president, business development. Gong and Rathbun Dickson will now be recognized as Certified Relocation Professionals. “We are proud of the commitment to continued professional excellence that Jean and Allison […]

Service Interruption Alert: Port Delays at Felixstowe Terminal, UK; Vessels Diverting to Liverpool

July 19, 2018

Due to IT systems issues, Felixstowe terminal, located in the UK, is currently performing services at reduced operational levels. Since the Port of Felixstowe is the UK’s busiest container port, dealing with roughly half of Britain’s containerized trade, the IT challenges has resulted in major delays in the processing of household goods shipments. The delays […]

Fifth Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament raises $27,000 for charity, $130,000 over past 5 years

July 10, 2018

The Arpin Charitable Fund announced today that its Fifth Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament, held at the New England Country Club in Bellingham, Massachusetts, has successfully raised $27,479 for charity. The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, was formed to help those in need during natural disasters, or when unfortunate circumstances arise, by […]

Service Interruption Alert: A Series of Planned Strikes Expected to Cause Delays in Argentina

June 20, 2018

Workers throughout Argentina will be participating in planned strikes and work stoppages over the coming days and weeks. The disruption is expected to impact public transportation and clearance times for both imports and exports. Below is a list of the announced strike dates: National Holiday – June 20 Customs’ Strike – June 22 General Workers’ […]

Arpin International Group donates food and hygiene packs to Ramadan Sharing Fridges

June 14, 2018

Arpin International Group – Middle East and DASA International Movers joined forces to support the Ramadan Sharing Fridges initiative yesterday at the Octane Car Service Centre in Al Quoz, Dubai. Volunteers from the two companies donated 500 food packs and 200 hygiene packs and helped hand them out to the laborers in the area who […]

Arpin agent supports traveling education exhibit to teach history of Wreaths Across America

June 07, 2018

Wreaths Across America, the national nonprofit best known for the annual wreath-laying ceremonies that take place at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 1,400 veteran cemeteries across the country each December, has a simple mission: Remember, Honor and Teach. Don Queeney, owner of Virginia-based Hampton Roads Moving and Storage, an agent of Arpin Van Lines, […]