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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 warehouses are only slightly affected.
 
At this time, we ask you to bear with us, as the operations in Lebanon will be delayed, with skeleton staff working on site and some working remotely.
 
The blast has caused at least 220 deaths, 7000 injuries, and has left over 300,000 people homeless. Countries around the globe are sending aid and supplies to Lebanon to help the people as best they can.
 
We are checking in daily for updates and have been told that the Port of Beirut is working normally but with delays for customs clearance and is expected to recover, returning to its full operations by end of this week. Initially, the Port of Tripoli would have been an option, however, this seaport is not accepting household goods and personal effects as it is only providing services for commercial cargo. There may be an option to use the Port of Tripoli (with certain shipping lines only) for household goods by next week if the Port of Beirut has not yet recovered.
 
Your Arpin move coordinator will keep you updated as soon as further news is received.