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 Group to help Rhode Island residents and businesses recycle computers and shred documents to benefit the Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Special fundraising e-waste collection open to public for one day only – April 24
Arpin Group will host an e-waste recycling collection and document-shredding event on Saturday, April 24, with proceeds going to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. The collection will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street (Rte 114), Bristol, R.I.
A minimum donation of $.20 per pound is highly encouraged for most items, but certain items such as air conditioners will require an extra disposal fee. All donations collected from e-waste recycling benefit the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.
Due to the severe flooding in the state of Rhode Island and surrounding areas, roads and highways are closed and the state has been declared a disaster area. Many of our staff and management at both Arpin Van Lines and Arpin International Group have experienced flooding in their homes and others are unable to get to the offices due to road and highway closures and flooding.
At this time, both Arpin Van Lines and Arpin International Group are open but working with reduced staff.
We ask for your patience and understanding over the next couple of days.
We have been informed that beginning Friday March 19, 2010, Shanghai customs authorities will inspect ALL import and export air freight shipments for literature considered to be defamatory, critical, or subversive towards China and its government. Though not specified, we believe that any literature concerning the Dalai Lama, Xinjang riots, the Tiananmen Square incident, Tibetan emancipation, Taiwan independence, as well as general criticism(s) of China will be included in this sweeping regulation.
Eight full-sized Arpin moving trucks rolled off Cardi's Furniture parking lots late last month, filled with 8,000 donated walking aids including crutches, wheelchairs, walkers, canes and others, destined for Norfolk, Va., where they began their final journey to Haiti.
Arpin Group, Inc. is teaming with Cardi’s Furniture Superstores to support Physicians for Peace by hosting a medical supplies and cash collection drive for Haiti earthquake relief efforts on Friday, February 19, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection will take place at Cardi’s Furniture store locations in Braintree, South Attleboro and Swansea, Mass. and Route 2, West Warwick, R.I.
As we leave 2009 amid economic and environmental concerns, we'd like to take this opportunity to share with you some of the positive Arpin Group news stories of the year. From award-winning services, strategic planning initiatives and engaging stakeholders; to integrating sustainability into our operations and raising awareness with inspiring actions; you'll find this information and more in this month's edition of ABN News.