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Service Alert Updates: India and Italy

April 14, 2021

India As of today, Maharashtra reported 60,212 new coronavirus cases with recoveries of 31,624 and deaths 281 taking the active cases to 5.93 Lakhs. To contain the surge, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray, Tuesday announced curfew-like restrictions on the movement of people in the state from 8 pm on 14 April – 1 May, but […]

The Holy Month of Ramadan Has Begun

April 13, 2021

With the observance of the moon on 12 April, 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 […]

Update to Recent Argentina Customs Changes

March 26, 2021

Arpin’s supplier partners in Argentina have provided us with an update to the recent customs changes effective retroactively to 1 February. We initially reported on 18 February that Argentine Customs imposed new duties and taxes on exported household goods and articles of personal effects. The applicable tax equal to 12% on appraised value by customs.  […]

Severe Congestion Expected to Impact Shipments Moving Through the Suez Canal

March 24, 2021

Extreme congestion is already impacting container ships moving through the Suez Canal due to a large cargo vessel becoming stuck while attempting to pass through. As of Wednesday, 24 March, more than 100 ships were waiting at each end of the canal which carries roughly 10 percent of worldwide shipping traffic. Port officials have partially refloated […]

Arpin Moving, Inc. Honored by National Group

March 10, 2021

Arpin Moving, Inc., a West Warwick, Rhode Island-based moving and storage company and agent for Arpin Van Lines, announced that it recently earned the 2020 President’s Club Award for its hard work and superior sales in a challenging environment. The company was also recognized with the Gold Award for outstanding hauling achievements. Like many companies […]

Italian Moving Companies Report an Increase in Shipping Delays

February 18, 2021

Due to the global container shortage and lack of space on steamship lines, our supplier partners in Italy are reporting difficulty booking shipments — especially those bound for Asia and North America. On average, shipments are being delayed approximately three weeks. Consequently, we are advising customers with household goods and personal effects’ shipments moving through […]

Argentina Customs Changes

February 18, 2021

Effective retroactively to 1 February 2021, Argentine Customs is imposing new duties and taxes on exported household goods and articles of personal effects. The applicable tax is equal to 12% on appraised value by customs.   Your Arpin Service team is aware of all shipments that may be impacted and will provide additional details as […]

Severe Port Congestion Expected to Impact Shipments Moving Through US California Ports

February 15, 2021

Extreme congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is affecting the timely importation of household goods and personal effects’ shipments. Container ships are currently waiting an average of eight days at anchor due to extremely high inbound volume coupled with COVID infections among dockworkers.   Consequently, we are advising customers with shipments […]

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries Lift Embargo Against Qatar

January 25, 2021

Arpin Group is pleased to announce that with the recent lifting of the embargo against Qatar from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Arpin can now directly manage all moves between UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt to and from Qatar. You may recall that due to a political dispute, GCC countries (except Kuwait and Oman) announced […]

UK Travel Restrictions’ Update

January 18, 2021

All UK travel corridors, which allow arrivals from some countries to avoid having to quarantine, have now closed. Travelers arriving in the UK, whether by boat, train, or plane, must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to be allowed entry. Further, the test must be taken in the 72 hours before travelling. Anyone arriving […]