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Arpin Group promotes Michael Hughes to Vice President, Global Business Development

August 05, 2020

Arpin Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Hughes from general manager of Arpin International (China) to vice president, global business development. In his new role, Hughes will be responsible for contributing to the expansion of Arpin’s exceptional customer experience while enhancing new client relations and corporate account development. He will be overseeing […]

Service Interruption Alert: Eid al-Adha Observance 2020

July 30, 2020

Please be advised that Eid al-Adha is being 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: 31 July – 2 August, resume work on Monday, 3 August Saudi Arabia: 24 July – 8 August, resume work on Sunday, […]

News Alert – Chile & Argentina COVID-19 Updates

July 27, 2020

Chile COVID-19 Update Arpin International Group and its supplier partners in Chile will resume operations following current World Health Organization (WHO), United States’ Center For Disease Control (USCDC), and state and local guidelines while performing services in communes moving to Phase 2 effective Tuesday, July 28 at 5:00 am. The Phase 2 (re-opening) includes the […]

Michael Johnsen to join Arpin International Group’s global leadership team

June 12, 2020

Arpin International Group has appointed its Vice-President Asia-Pacific Region, Michael Johnsen, to its global leadership team. Johnsen will continue to serve in his present role as vice-president Asia-Pacific region and will take on the additional duties of the global leadership team immediately. The team’s membership is comprised of representatives from Arpin’s sales, operations, information technology, […]

News Alert – France Coronavirus Update

June 10, 2020

While France and other countries around the world are allowing moves to resume once again, Arpin International Group and its supplier partners will continue to operate following current World Health Organization (WHO), United States’ Center For Disease Control (USCDC), and state and local guidelines while performing services. In addition, our moving crews will employ proper […]

News Alert: The UK Government Issues New Guidelines to Return to Work

May 12, 2020

The UK Government has issued new guidelines to facilitate a conditional return to work during the COVID-19 crisis. The government is “actively encouraging” a return to work for employees who cannot work from home; however, employers MUST ensure they are COVID secure. To that end, Arpin International (UK) Ltd. will ensure all our employees and […]

Arpin Van Lines was acquired by The Wheaton Group

April 28, 2020

On 24 April 2020, Arpin Van Lines was acquired by The Wheaton Group. This acquisition allows Wheaton to have all of its five brands under one umbrella (Wheaton World Wide Moving, Bekins Van Lines, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, Arpin Van Lines, and Clark and Reid). Wheaton’s acquisition of Arpin Van Lines makes Wheaton the fourth […]

Arpin International Group Ranks #1 in Supplier Satisfaction in 2020 Independent Study

April 22, 2020

Arpin International 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 16th Annual Relocation Managers’ Survey© on international mobility, Arpin International Group earned the highest overall satisfaction score among the nation’s largest carriers […]

Update – UK Government Extends Pandemic Restrictions Through 7 May 2020

April 17, 2020

The UK Government, together with Public Health England, announced the continuation of the very strict guidelines imposed upon companies and individuals to protect from spreading the COVID-19 virus. At Arpin International (UK) Ltd., we will continue to abide by the instructions and guidance of our Government and public health officials as our priority continues to […]

News Alert – Arpin International (Asia) Pte Ltd Continues Removal Operations

April 08, 2020

Arpin International (Asia) Pte Ltd has been granted authority to continue to provide household goods removals by the Singapore government. To facilitate moves during this time, we have taken a number of measures to help ensure our customers and team members stay safe and healthy. As such, Arpin continues to request crews followguidelines established by […]

Arpin Group Recognized With The Platinum Award For Providing Service Excellence 

March 30, 2020

RELO Direct®celebrated the accomplishments of its supplier partners during its 10thAnnual Corporate Forum held March 10 – 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In attendance were hundreds of professionals from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®along with leaders from the relocation industry. Geron Gore, Executive Director of Global Business Development, was honored to except […]

Service Interruption Alert – Arpin International Movers of Ireland Suspending all Removal Services Within the Island of Ireland

March 28, 2020

Following an announcement by An Taoiseach of Ireland Leo Varadkar on 27 March, all citizens of Ireland must remain at home for two weeks through Sunday, 12 April 2020, in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. No unessential travel is permitted, other than for food and exercise. All journeys must be less than 2km […]

Update – Service Interruption Alert: China Closing its Borders to Foreign Passport Holders

March 27, 2020

As of today, 27 March 2020, we have received additional information from our Arpin International (China) team members based in Shanghai, about current steps the Chinese government is taking to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus. Within Shanghai, team members learned of no new cases being domestically reported for quite some time and […]

Service Interruption Alert: Arpin International (UK) Ltd. Temporarily Suspends Household Goods Packing and Unpacking Services in the UK Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26, 2020

The UK Government, together with Public Health England, have issued very strict guidelines to companies and individuals on how to protect ourselves from contacting the COVID-19 virus. At Arpin International (UK) Ltd., our absolute priority is the safety and well-being of our clients, employees, and supply-chain partners. With this in mind, we have made the […]

News Alert – 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Zagreb, Croatia in the Midst of COVID-19 Lockdown

March 24, 2020

The strongest earthquake Croatia has seen in 140 years occurred Sunday morning, March 22, local time, rattling Croatia’s capital of Zagreb. Widespread damage has littered the streets with debris making travel difficult. The quake occurred 5.7 miles north of Zagreb and thus far, has caused an aftershock with a magnitude of 4.6. During this time, […]

Service Interruption Alert – The Government of Saudi Arabia Has Taken the Following Steps to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 Within its Borders

March 18, 2020

We would like to inform you that the government of Saudi Arabia has announced today that the following steps are being implemented by authorities to limit exposure and spread of COVID-19 within its borders: All public congregations and prayers in mosques (including Friday prayers) are suspended until further notice. All passenger flights in/out of Saudi […]

News Alert – COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020

The evolving COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause concern across the business community and Arpin Group and its subsidiaries take the situation very seriously. Our number one priority is providing continued and uninterrupted service to our customers while maintaining the safety and well-being of our employees and supply chain partners. As a global business with offices […]

News Alert – Coronavirus Impacting Airfreight Rates

February 19, 2020

While activity in China remains severely restricted, some airfreight carriers are reporting limited service has resumed. For shipments that are able to be routed, airfreight rates have increased significantly. At this time, airfreight carriers expect the enforcement of higher rates to continue indefinitely. Further, due to the constraints imposed by the government in an attempt to […]

UPDATE – Norfolk Southern Railway Train Derailment

February 07, 2020

We have received an update from Norfolk Southern Railway that the route to and from north New Jersey, including Croxton and the Ports of New York, has restored service to one of the two mainlines. Norfolk Southern is in the process of restoring the second mainline and will update as conditions change. To receive the latest ETA and routing […]

Service Interruption Alert: Norfolk Southern Railway Experienced Mainline Train Derailment

February 06, 2020

We would like to inform you that at approximately 6.a.m. EST Thursday, February 6, Norfolk Southern Railway experienced a mainline derailment in Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA. Presently, the route to and from north New Jersey, including Croxton and the Ports of New York, is out of service. Norfolk Southern is in the process of […]

Neighborhood Food Pantries Receives $500 Donation Following Arpin Group, Inc. Holiday Contest Win

January 31, 2020

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (January 31, 2020) – Following a social media contest organized by Arpin Group, Inc. over the 2019 holiday season, The Neighborhood Food Pantries of Northwest Dupage County, Illinois today received the grand prize of $500. The Arpin Holiday Giving Contest took place between November 26, 2019 and January 6, 2020, across Arpin’s […]

News Alert – Update on Brexit

January 28, 2020

The UK Parliament has passed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and will leave the EU on 31 January 2020. Whilst the UK will no longer be a member of the EU, it will follow EU rules until 31 Dec 2020. This is known as the “transition period.” During the “transition period,” the top priority will be […]

Service Interruption Alert – National Holiday Observance Extended in China Amid Growing Concerns Over the Spread of the Coronavirus

January 27, 2020

We would like to inform you that the Chinese government is taking extraordinary steps to help protect and contain the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak and has extended the national holiday through to February 9 (inclusive). The action was taken in an effort to avoid/delay one of the largest migrations in the world from happening, […]

Port Infrastructure Surcharges – Australia

January 21, 2020

We have been informed by our supplier partners in Australia of regularly increasing terminal handling charges, one payable to the shipping line, and another called “infrastructure charges” or “terminal access charges” payable to the Port Terminal Operator. These charges are currently being levied directly on cargo importers or exporters and do not form part of […]

Service Interruption Alert: A Strike by CGT Union Crews at Ports Throughout France Disrupting Operations

January 21, 2020

We would like to inform you of a three-day strike by CGT union crews which are disrupting operations to varying degrees at seven ports in France – Calais, Dunkirk, Le Havre, Rouen, Nantes-Saint-Nazaire, La Rochelle, and Marseille. Ferry ports Le Havre and Marseille are totally blocked; commercial docks are blocked at Rouen and Nantes; and […]

Arpin Van Lines’ Drivers and Agents Volunteer for Wreaths Across America for the 7th Year

December 19, 2019

It is an annual event, which Arpin volunteers look forward to participating in every year. Wreaths Across America Day wreath laying ceremonies took place on Saturday, December 14, all over the country. This year, Arpin drivers and agents were honored to transport 132,000 wreaths to 40 different veteran cemeteries across the United States. The Arpin […]

Sixth Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament raises over $45,000 for charity, $175,000 over past 6 years

December 12, 2019

The Arpin Charitable Fund announced today that its Sixth Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament, held at the Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut, Massachusetts, has successfully raised $45,856 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 […]

Arpin International Movers of Ireland Celebrates 10 Years in Business

November 27, 2019

Nass, Co. Kildare, Ireland (November 18, 2019)– Arpin International Movers of Ireland Ltd is pleased to announce the celebration of 10 years in business. The Ireland office, located about an hour outside of Dublin in Naas, County Kildare, has seen swift growth from the very beginning. The business, formed in April 2009 during one of […]

Arpin International Group Honored with Sterling Lexicon Gold Award for Service Excellence

November 26, 2019

The Celebration of Suppliers ceremony by Sterling Lexicon was held on October 15, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Over 250 relocation professionals attended the event. There, Bridget Ritchie, Arpin’s Vice President of Global Business Development – Corporate Accounts, proudly accepted the Gold Award for Service Excellence on behalf of Arpin International Group. “We are very excited […]

Service Interruption Alert: A Strike by Union Crews at Canadian National Railway Company Expected to Cause Delays

November 21, 2019

We would like to inform you of the strike by union crews operating the Canadian National Railway, the country’s largest railroad, now in its second day. More than 3,000 workers voted to strike shortly after midnight on 19 November citing concerns over long hours, fatigue, and dangerous working conditions. Consequently, since rail is the main […]

Arpin Group Companies earn industry awards for outstanding supplier service and performance

October 31, 2019

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 15-19, coinciding with the Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. “We value our relationships with our customers and supplier partners […]

News Alert – Update on Brexit: What To Expect

October 03, 2019

Arpin International Group would like to provide you with an update on Brexit. Unless a withdrawal agreement is passed by Parliament and agreed to with the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom is leaving the EU on the 31 October. Freedom of movement around the EU will become more restricted for non-EU nationals and costs […]

Service Interruption Alert – Golden Week Observance Expected to Cause Shipment Delays Into and Out of China

September 04, 2019

We would like to inform you about China’s National Holiday, Golden Week, which will be occurring from 1 October to 7 October. During the extended holiday period, all public offices will be closed. As a result, air and sea shipments may be affected. Your Arpin service team is aware of our partners’ holiday schedules and […]

Service Interruption Alert – Hurricane Dorian May Cause Service Delays

September 04, 2019

Category 2 hurricane, Dorian, will be traveling up the southeast coast of the United States this week. Life-threatening floods, hurricane-force winds, and power outages are a threat to the following states: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and possibly parts of southern Virginia. The Caribbean islands, particularly The Bahamas, received the brunt of the storm […]

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 […]