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Business Consultant, Stephen Crooks, President of SFC Global Consulting, LLC, Accepts an Expanded Role with Arpin Group

January 14, 2021

Arpin Group announced that effective January 1, 2021, Stephen Crooks will expand his commitment at Arpin Group to executive consultant, continuing a storied career that began at Arpin in 1992. Crooks will have the responsibility for overseeing Arpin’s commercial division and will continue to mold this portion of the company for the post-pandemic world by […]

UK COVID Update

January 05, 2021

The UK Government announced a national lockdown for England with a “stay at home” message. Further, the government is “actively encouraging” employees who cannot work from home to continue working, but they MUST ensure they are COVID secure. Arpin International UK will continue safely operating, as we have been since May 2020, with stringent COVID […]

Brexit Transition Update

January 05, 2021

After months of negotiations, the UK and European Union have finally agreed to a deal that will define their future relationship, which came into effect at 23:00GMT on 31 December 2020. The deal contains new rules for how the UK and EU will live, work, and trade together. Although there may not be new taxes […]

New Variant of the Coronavirus Results in More Than 40 Countries Banning Inbound UK Passenger Flights; France Closes its Border to the UK

December 21, 2020

Recent reports of a new variant of the coronavirus has resulted in more than 40 countries banning inbound UK passenger flights. In addition, to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus variant, the border between the UK and France will be closed for a minimum of 48 hours from 23:00 hours Sunday, 20 December […]

Arpin International Group’s GSA division honored with Sterling Lexicon Core Values – Covid Caring Award

December 15, 2020

Arpin International Group’s GSA (General Services Administration) division is pleased to announce their acceptance of a newly instituted, highly-regarded award from Sterling Lexicon.  This past October, the Core Values – COVID Caring Award was presented to representatives Mark Greene, Senior Vice President, Arpin International Group and Matthew Somweber, Director of Operations, GSA Services, Arpin International […]

Global Mobility News Report – Container Freight Rates Continue to Soar

December 11, 2020

Container freight rates continue to soar with no end in sight. Record demand for containers, lack of equipment, severe port congestion in the UK, and COVID-related factors are driving the higher prices. Consequently, ocean freight bookings from APAC and Middle Eastern Regions to the US and the UK are extremely difficult to obtain and pricing […]

Business Consultant, Erik Christensen, Founder of Solutions Mobility, has joined Arpin Group

November 23, 2020

Erik Christensen, Founder of Solutions Mobility, has joined Arpin Group as a consultant specializing in modern global workforce operations and technology within the relocation and global mobility space.   Christensen, currently based in and originally from California, brings a wealth of industry experience to Arpin and is exceptional in his talent and experience. In his […]

Global Mobility News Report – Severe Port Congestion Expected to Impact Shipments Destined to the UK Into Early 2021

November 12, 2020

Ports throughout the UK are currently experiencing severe congestion affecting the timely importation of household goods and personal effects’ shipments. This is impacting every aspect of the transportation supply chain from steam ship lines being unable to unload, to timely customs clearance, to delays in final delivery, etc. Consequently, we are advising customers with shipments […]

News Alert – COVID-19 Causing Ocean Freight Delays

October 28, 2020

As the COVID-19 global outbreak continues, we sincerely hope that your teams, families, and friends remain safe and well. Since the outbreak began to become well known in late-January 2020, there have been numerous interruptions and impacts to our business and certainly to assignees. We sincerely appreciate your support along the way. Just as so […]

Service Interruption Alert: Military Conflict Involving Armenia and Azerbaijan Causing Shipment Delays

October 06, 2020

Due to an escalating conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan this week over the breakaway territory of Nagorno Karabakh, we are expecting shipment delays in the region. As a consequence, we are advising customers with import or export shipments in either Armenia and Azerbaijan to prepare for major delays as well as additional demurrage and various […]