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Ghana Customs Changes

September 20, 2017

Effective September 20, 2017 the government of Ghana has implemented a new, paperless system which impacts all import and export operations in the country. The system has been rolled out to all ports and airports for customs clearance formalities.

Hurricane Irma Update

September 11, 2017

For almost a week, Hurricane Irma has raged across the Caribbean and the Florida peninsula causing wide-spread devastation.

Arpin agent provides free move for a veteran and his family in need

September 09, 2017

Jorge Garcia’s life changed forever one fateful day in Afghanistan. During combat, he sustained severe injuries which left him unable to work.

News Alert: Qatar And Hurricane Harvey Situation Updates

August 30, 2017

Three months have passed since the neighboring countries of Qatar imposed a blockade in Qatar due to concerns over regional destabilization. Since that time, all commercial and other movement between neighboring countries have been on hold. Consequently, delays in transit have occurred, and the Port of Salalah or Sohor from Port of Hamad are being utilized instead of Jebel Ali. Delays regarding vessel ETA / ETD are in fluctuation and have resulted in biweekly sails. Commercial movements via Oman are also considerably delayed, as well as delayed clearance in Hamad port Doha. 

Arpin International Group earns certification for EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

August 29, 2017

Arpin International Group has obtained certification approval from the United States Department of Commerce for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework for meeting U.S. and European Union data privacy and protection standards.

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

August 25, 2017

A category-three hurricane is expected to strike the Texas, USA Gulf Coast late Friday or early Saturday morning. Damaging winds and heavy rainfall may disrupt normal business and travel activities in the area. In addition, thousands of people have been asked to evacuate low-lying areas. 

Severe Weather Conditions Forces The Closure of Several Terminals in China

August 22, 2017

Severe weather conditions are anticipated in Hong Kong as Tropical Storm Hato approaches. The storm is expected to come within 100 km of the city on Wednesday morning, canceling flights and disrupting normal transportation services. As a consequence, we have been notified of several terminal closures:

2017 independent study ranks Arpin Van Lines #1 household goods mover in customer satisfaction for

August 14, 2017

For the second year in a row, Arpin Van Lines has been rated #1 among the 10 largest suppliers of household goods shipment services ranked by “customer satisfaction,” according to the 23rd Annual Nationwide Relocating Employee Survey© released this month by independent research firm Trippel Survey & Research, LLC©. In May 2017, Arpin Van Lines and Arpin International Group were ranked first in supplier satisfaction by a separate Trippel survey.

Service Interruption Alert – German Ports Heavily Congested

August 11, 2017

All German ports are currently experiencing severe congestion. 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.

Arpin employee raises $5,000 for veterans’ charity, honored as top 10 individual fundraiser

July 25, 2017

Mark Dearborn, vice president of corporate accounts of Arpin Group, raised $5,000 for the Boston-based veterans charity fundraiser event, Run to Home Base. He was honored as a top 10 individual fundraiser and an all-star fundraiser.