Industry Insights

In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew, Businesses Rethink Preparedness

Hurricane Matthew last month hit the East Coast hard, particularly in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. In fact, Matthew is the costliest Atlantic hurricane since Super Storm Sandy four years ago. Property losses for both residential and commercial properties from Matthew are estimated to be between $4 billion and $6 billion from wind and storm […]

Industry Insights, Transportation

World Maritime Day Celebrates the All-Importance of Shipping Industry

Celebrated this year on September 29, Worldwide Maritime Day, an official United Nations day, put the spotlight on the importance of shipping and maritime activities around the globe. This year’s theme, “Shipping: Indispensable to the World,” focused on the critical link between shipping and the everyday lives of people throughout the world. Approximately 80% percent […]

Industry Insights, Insights, Uncategorized

When Mistakes Happen, Know You’re Covered: E&O Insurance for Customs Brokers

  A customs broker’s daily operations involve attention to detail, extensive documentation and keeping abreast of constantly changing rules so that your business remains in compliance. Yet unintentional mistakes and inadvertent errors can and do happen, particularly in a business environment where requests from clients are for “yesterday”. The opportunity for errors is further heightened […]

Errors and Omissions, Industry Insights

The Impact of Driver Fatigue on Truck Drivers, Insurance Rates for Transportation Industry

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conservatively estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This results in an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. One of the causes of accidents, particularly among transportation operators, is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – a common disorder […]

Industry Insights, Insights, Uncategorized

WESCCON 2016 Breakdown

WESCCON 2016 is only a few weeks away, and your Roanoke Trade team is gearing up for another successful conference! This year we will be manning booths 28-29, and can’t wait to connect with you! Many changes have been happening at Roanoke in the past year – including the transition of Glenn Patton to our […]

Events, Industry Insights

Risk Management Guidance for Transportation Intermediaries in the Wake of Hanjin Bankruptcy

  When the world’s seventh largest shipping company, the Korean company Hanjin Shipping, went bankrupt, it sent the transportation and global supply chain industries scrambling to protect their cargo. It’s estimated there are around 400,000 containers (the total capacity of the Hanjin fleet is estimated at 600,000 TEUs) with goods that are stuck on board […]

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