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Arpin International Group names Deena Fernandes head of operations for Arpin Middle East

October 12, 2018

Arpin International Group has named Deena Fernandes head of operations for Arpin Middle East. In her new role, Fernandes will oversee and manage all international operations in the Middle East office, including allocation of moves, data integrity, pricing, and monitoring the team’s performance. “As a move coordinator, Deena demonstrated patience during challenging circumstances, as well […]

Service Interruption Alert: Hurricane Michael Results in Port Closures in the United States

October 09, 2018

Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall near Panama City, Florida, as a Category 3 Hurricane Wednesday afternoon. States of emergency have been declared in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. Consequently, the U.S. Coast Guard has mandated that no vessels may enter, transit, or remain within the safety zone without the permission of the captain of […]

Service Interruption Alert: Chronic Delays Affecting Ports In The United Kingdom

September 26, 2018

Ports throughout the UK are currently experiencing chronic delays affecting container haulage. The delays are affecting both the import and export of household goods and personal effects’ shipments. Southampton Port – The port is overloaded with container traffic at the moment, reportedly over stacking containers. Huge container vehicle traffic volumes; consequently, as the port works […]

Service Interruption Alert: National Strike by Unions Crews In Costa Rica Causing Import / Export Delays

September 24, 2018

We have been informed by our supplier partners in Costa Rica that union crews continue to partake in a national strike with no indication of duration. The strike, which began on September 10, is heavily impacting shipping operations and Costa Rican household goods import and export shipments have been seriously hindered. Vessels are reported to […]

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 […]