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Arpin International Group hires Jeanette Tomaselli as domestic/international move coordinator

September 21, 2018

Arpin International Group announced today that Jeanette Tomaselli has been hired as a domestic and international move coordinator. Tomaselli’s responsibilities will include the coordination of door-to-door household goods shipments, including import, export and relocations for clients, agents and individuals. “Jeanette has been recognized as a top performer in our industry,” said Mark Dearborn, vice president, […]

Service Interruption Alert – Expect Delays On India – Outbound Air Shipments

September 18, 2018

Airports in India are currently experiencing severe backlogs in processing outbound shipments, mainly from Hyderabad and Bangalore locations. Premium carriers (Emirates Airlines, American Airlines, Qatar Airways, and United Airlines) supplying household goods and personal effects cargo shipments are facing space / capacity issues for personal effects and household goods — especially outbound to USA and […]

Service Interruption Alert: A Strike by Union Crews At Buenaventura Port in Colombia Expected to Cause Delays

September 17, 2018

We have been informed by our supplier partners in Colombia that union crews are on strike at the Buenaventura Port. This move has resulted in shipping companies rerouting ships to other port terminals to try and mitigate the impact on operations. As a consequence, we are advising customers with import or export shipments to prepare […]

Service Interruption Alert – Household Goods Shipments Will Be Impacted By Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday morning in the United State. States of emergency have been declared in North and South Carolina and Virginia. Over one million coastal residents have been ordered to evacuate in advance of the storm. Several ports along the east coast, including Wilmington, Norfolk, and […]

Arpin Group VP Mark Dearborn joins Marguerite’s Place board of directors

September 05, 2018

Mark Dearborn, vice president of global accounts for Arpin Group and president of Arpin Strong, has joined the Marguerite’s Place board of directors. Marguerite’s Place, based in Nashua, New Hampshire, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the physical, emotional, educational, and social support services for homeless women with children to achieve and […]

Service Interruption Alert – Tropical Storm Gordon Forcing Port Closures in New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL, USA

September 04, 2018

Severe tropical storm weather conditions have resulted in the closure of ports in New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL, USA at 12:00 p.m. today in advance of the arrival of tropical storm Gordon. The storm is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 Hurricane by the time it makes landfall this evening. Consequently, for the […]

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

August 23, 2018

A category-five hurricane is expected to strike the Hawaiian Islands, USA. The storm is currently packing maximum sustained winds of 160 mph. Damaging winds and heavy rainfall have already begun to disrupt normal business and travel activities in the area. In addition, thousands of people have been asked to evacuate low-lying areas. The Port of […]

At 5th anniversary, Arpin Strong looks back on the causes it has helped

August 20, 2018

Arpin Strong is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a look back on the causes it has supported since 2013. “Arpin Strong has had an amazing five years, raising well over $315,000 for charity and donating to about 150 causes,” said Michael Killoran, treasurer of Arpin Strong. “These numbers, while impressive, only tell a piece of […]

Costa Rica Customs Changes

August 06, 2018

Effective immediately, we’ve been informed that the Dirección General de Aduanas (DGA) is carrying out an update of its procedures for the importation of household goods and articles of personal effects. Although an official resolution has not been issued by the government, our supplier partners in the country have informed us that the customs changes are […]

Arpin Group employees earn Certified Relocation Professional designation

August 01, 2018

Two Arpin Group employees have passed the Worldwide ERC Certified Relocation Professional examination: Jean Gong, director of business developmentWest Coast, and Allison Rathbun Dickson, assistant vice president, business development. Gong and Rathbun Dickson will now be recognized as Certified Relocation Professionals. “We are proud of the commitment to continued professional excellence that Jean and Allison […]