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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 […]

2018 independent study ranks Arpin Van Lines #1 household goods mover in satisfaction

July 30, 2018

Arpin Van Lines has been rated #1 among the nation’s largest suppliers of household goods shipment services, ranked by “net satisfaction” and “top-block service.” That is according to independent research firm Trippel Survey & Research, LLC©’s 24th Annual Nationwide Relocating Employee Survey©, released this month. In February, Arpin Van Lines was ranked first in supplier […]

Service Interruption Alert: Port Delays at Felixstowe Terminal, UK; Vessels Diverting to Liverpool

July 19, 2018

Due to IT systems issues, Felixstowe terminal, located in the UK, is currently performing services at reduced operational levels. Since the Port of Felixstowe is the UK’s busiest container port, dealing with roughly half of Britain’s containerized trade, the IT challenges has resulted in major delays in the processing of household goods shipments. The delays […]

Driver Shortages: How The Looming Capacity Crunch Will Transform The Moving Industry

July 19, 2018

The trucking industry has a problem – truck drivers are aging and there are fewer young people replacing them as they retire. Yet, as the economy grows, so do the number of people who move for new jobs, work assignments, school and other opportunities. This increase in demand combines with the decline in available drivers […]

Fifth Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament raises $27,000 for charity, $130,000 over past 5 years

July 10, 2018

The Arpin Charitable Fund announced today that its Fifth Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament, held at the New England Country Club in Bellingham, Massachusetts, has successfully raised $27,479 for charity. The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, was formed to help those in need during natural disasters, or when unfortunate circumstances arise, by […]

Arpin Group promotes Jerry Munoz to director of procurement and agency settlements

June 28, 2018

Arpin Group announced today that Jerry Munoz has been promoted to director of procurement and agency settlements. Munoz will continue to serve in his present role as regulatory compliance manager and will take on the additional responsibilities of managing Arpin Van Lines’ agent commissions settlement process as well as overseeing Arpin’s credit and collections, cash […]

Service Interruption Alert: A Series of Planned Strikes Expected to Cause Delays in Argentina

June 20, 2018

Workers throughout Argentina will be participating in planned strikes and work stoppages over the coming days and weeks. The disruption is expected to impact public transportation and clearance times for both imports and exports. Below is a list of the announced strike dates: National Holiday – June 20 Customs’ Strike – June 22 General Workers’ […]