Susan Garganese Promoted to General Manager, Arpin of Rhode Island

June 25, 2010

Susan Garganese has been promoted to general manager, Arpin of Rhode Island, an agent of Arpin Van Lines.

As general manager, Garganese will manage staff, oversee operations, streamline processes and be responsible for generating revenue for Arpin of Rhode Island. She has been instrumental in the design and implementation of the Arpin claims system as well as the charity selection and programming process for Arpin Group.

Arpin Group, Inc. Mourns Death of its Chairman

June 15, 2010

Arpin Group, Inc., a leading household goods moving and storage company, announced today that its much-loved Chairman, Mr. Paul G. Arpin Sr., passed away over the weekend on June 12, 2010. At 85, Paul continued to remain active in the day-to-day management of the company until his death.

Lisa McElligott Joins Arpin International Group, Boston Office

June 04, 2010

Lisa McElligott has joined Arpin International Group as a domestic relocation coordinator in its growing customer service center in Boston.

Arpin International Group Opens Office in Shanghai, China

June 01, 2010

Arpin International Group, the worldwide household goods forwarder, has established its first office on mainland China, expanding the company’s presence in Asia. Arpin acquired the new office via the purchase of Rhema Capital Investments.

Arpin Group Adds U.S./Canada Cross-Border Staff in Toronto

May 26, 2010

Arpin Group, Inc. this month has added two new staff members to its offices in the Toronto metropolitan area in an effort to centralize and streamline operations as well as to enhance customer service. All dispatch and customer service functions pertaining to U.S./Canadian cross-border moves will now be handled from a single location in greater Toronto.

South Africa Transport Strike Affecting Import/Exports

May 18, 2010

Operations at national ports in South Africa (Durban, Cape Town, and East London) are at a standstill due to a national strike by approximately 50,000 workers of the state-owned rail and port operator, Transnet, Ltd.

Arpin International (UK) Ltd. Renews FIDI/FAIM Accreditation

May 11, 2010

Arpin International Group’s UK branch has recently renewed its FIDI-FAIM accreditation. FIDI is the largest global alliance of quality independent international removal companies.

Arpin Group Acquires Affiliated Transportation Systems

May 03, 2010

Arpin Group today announced it acquired the stock of Affiliated Transportation Systems (ATSI) and eight related companies. ATSI is a household goods transportation service provider located in Lawton, Oklahoma, and primarily serves military personnel.

“This acquisition will provide significant opportunities for Arpin Van Lines’ agents to pack and haul shipments that are booked by ATSI,” said David Arpin, president and CEO of Arpin Group.

ATSI and its related companies own or manage 22 military authorities with over $32 million in billings in 2009.

All of ATSI’s operations will continue in place in Lawton, Oklahoma, and be operated independently of the Arpin companies. Ron McDonald, ATSI senior vice president, will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the acquired companies and report to Matt Dolan, Arpin Group’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Major Congestion Expected at Asian Ports

April 12, 2010

Please note that ports throughout Asia are currently experiencing major congestion affecting export shipments. Due to the current economic climate, most major carriers have experienced considerable financial hardship, and as a result, have decreased their fleets and therefore, their capacity significantly. As a consequence, they have been unable to meet the current market demand, and while a global issue, this shortage is currently being felt most severely in China and throughout Asia.

Arpin International Group Receives Two Weichert Awards for Customer Satisfaction

April 07, 2010

Arpin International Group has won two awards from Weichert Relocation Resources, (WRRI), a leading relocation and assignment management company, for outstanding customer satisfaction survey scores.