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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 […]

Service Interruption Alert – Port of Felixstowe, UK, has announced they will not accept the restitution of empty containers until further notice

September 21, 2020

The Port of Felixstowe has announced that they will not accept the restitution of empty containers until further notice. Felixstowe Port is currently experiencing a high demand in terms of a surge in import arrivals which coupled with several external issues as listed below, is causing disruption to normal service levels. Lost working days at […]

Historical 10-year Green Anniversary for Rhode Island, USA

August 26, 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020, is a historic day for Rhode Island, and all those who embrace sustainability and green energy, as it marks a decade from when the very first electric vehicle (EV) charging station was installed and put into use in the Ocean State. It all happened on Friday, August 27, 2010, in the […]

Service Interruption Alert: Beirut Explosion Impacting Household Goods Shipments

August 12, 2020

Following the awful explosions in the Port of Beirut area last week, 4 August 2020, we are relieved to confirm that our partner agents in Lebanon and their families are all safe and unharmed. Their warehouse in the “Seaport Free Zone” has unfortunately sustained severe damages due to the blast while their main offices and other […]

Arpin Group promotes Michael Hughes to Vice President, Global Business Development

August 05, 2020

Arpin Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Hughes from general manager of Arpin International (China) to vice president, global business development. In his new role, Hughes will be responsible for contributing to the expansion of Arpin’s exceptional customer experience while enhancing new client relations and corporate account development. He will be overseeing […]

Service Interruption Alert: Eid al-Adha Observance 2020

July 30, 2020

Please be advised that Eid al-Adha is being celebrated across the Middle East. To mark the occasion, Arpin International Group’s UAE office and its partners’ holiday schedules are as follows: United Arab Emirates: 31 July – 2 August, resume work on Monday, 3 August Saudi Arabia: 24 July – 8 August, resume work on Sunday, […]

Michael Johnsen to join Arpin International Group’s global leadership team

June 12, 2020

Arpin International Group has appointed its Vice-President Asia-Pacific Region, Michael Johnsen, to its global leadership team. Johnsen will continue to serve in his present role as vice-president Asia-Pacific region and will take on the additional duties of the global leadership team immediately. The team’s membership is comprised of representatives from Arpin’s sales, operations, information technology, […]

News Alert – France Coronavirus Update

June 10, 2020

While France and other countries around the world are allowing moves to resume once again, Arpin International Group and its supplier partners will continue to operate following current World Health Organization (WHO), United States’ Center For Disease Control (USCDC), and state and local guidelines while performing services. In addition, our moving crews will employ proper […]

News Alert: The UK Government Issues New Guidelines to Return to Work

May 12, 2020

The UK Government has issued new guidelines to facilitate a conditional return to work during the COVID-19 crisis. The government is “actively encouraging” a return to work for employees who cannot work from home; however, employers MUST ensure they are COVID secure. To that end, Arpin International (UK) Ltd. will ensure all our employees and […]