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Tax Reform Made Simple: How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Will Change the Moving Industry

March 14, 2018

2017 was a year of uncertainty. Many wondered how this new Congress, divided on thorny issues such as healthcare and immigration, would deal with tax reform. Would they reach an agreement? Would the changes propel the economy or plunge the U.S. into another deep recession? Then, on December 22, 2017, the president signed the Tax […]

Arpin Van Lines Ranks #1 in Supplier Satisfaction for Second Straight Year in 2018 Independent Study

February 28, 2018

Arpin Van Lines has earned the #1 ranking in supplier satisfaction among the largest suppliers of household goods shipment services for the second straight year according to independent research firm Trippel Survey & Research, LLC. In the 16th Annual Relocation Managers’ Survey©, Arpin Van Lines earned the highest overall satisfaction score among the nation’s largest […]

Arpin International Group Receives 2017 Partner in Quality Award from WHR Group

February 21, 2018

WHR Group Inc. has recognized Arpin International Group as a 2017 Partner in Quality for exceeding service and performance standards. “It is an honor to receive this Partner in Quality award from WHR Group, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship,” said Mark Greene, Arpin’s senior vice president, GSA services. WHR Group evaluates […]

Arpin Van Lines’ Agents Earn Esteemed 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award

February 21, 2018

Two Arpin Van Lines’ Agents have earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2017. The winners are Charles Wood & Son Moving & Storage of Bohemia, New York, and Star International Movers of […]

Arpin Group promotes Renee Abrantes to director of human resources

February 02, 2018

Renee Abrantes has been promoted to director of human resources at Arpin Group. She has served as human resources manager since December 2016.

Arpin Van Lines renews its sponsorship with the LPGA

February 01, 2018

Arpin Van Lines has renewed its 24-year sponsorship with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) to provide its members with moving services.

Severe Winter Weather Conditions Cause Prolonged Delays at Canadian Ports

February 01, 2018

Severe winter weather conditions have resulted in prolonged service delays at some Canadian ports. We have been advised that ports in Montreal have been operating on limited hours and mariners traveling the St. Lawrence are being severely delayed.

Arpin International China hires Michael Hughes as Assistant General Manager

January 29, 2018

Arpin International Group has hired Michael Hughes as assistant general manager of the company’s office in Shanghai.

Arpin Strong holds clothing drive for Mexico earthquake victims’ families

January 15, 2018

The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, held a clothing drive this fall after a Mexico-based moving company, Atlasmex Relocations, lost four of its men in the Mexican earthquake in September. The clothing, which arrived January 5 in Mexico City, was offered to the families of those left behind.

Information That May Impact Domestic and International Household Goods Shipments

January 15, 2018

UAE and Saudi Arabia Customs Changes: 5% VAT Implemented

January 9, 2018 Dubai Customs released new information issued by the Federal Tax Authority that requires the shippers depreciated values to be declared for all import sea and air shipments. They will impose a 5% VAT to the value as assessed by customs.