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800-Pound Boulder Tragedy a Reminder of Risk in Transporting Goods

When transporting items commercially, securing your cargo properly could be the difference between life and death. A mother and daughter were tragically killed this month in Minnesota after an 800-pound boulder fell off a truck and struck their car, according to police. This tragedy – and others that do not involve loss of life –…

Checklist: 6 Cargo Questions for Your Commercial Marine Clients

The third quarter of 2017 has experienced record-breaking severe weather. This year’s hurricane season is one of only six years to feature at least two Category 5 hurricanes: Irma and Maria.1 Remediation from perils such as these and other acts of nature including floods, windstorms and earthquakes can be a costly endeavor—making Commercial Marine insurance crucial, especially for…

Safe Harbor

As uncertainty roils marine markets, creative coverage strategies keep commercial shipping concerns buoyant The commercial marine industry has been contending with rough waters for several years, and the waves keep getting higher, says Andrew Hills, Managing Director, Lochain Patrick Insurance Brokers, London, U.K, a subsidiary of H.W. Kaufman Financial Group. “The financial state of shipping…

Risk Below the Surface

Five questions for marine insurance expert, Patrick Barco Transporting materials is a complex process involving numerous parties with competing interests and responsibilities. Global in scope, modern supply chains are fraught with risk as freight forwarders work with cargo carriers to ensure products are transported safely and efficiently from point A to point B, crossing borders…