Industry Insights

A Look at Sump/Sewer Backup Coverage and Flood Insurance

When looking to insure your transportation-related business from all types of property exposures including flood damage, it’s helpful to understand that a policy designed to respond will depend on where the water comes from. There are two types of coverages available: Sump/Sewer Backup coverage and Flood insurance. Do you need one or another or both […]

Industry Insights, Insights, Uncategorized

Cargo Theft Prevention: High Alert and Preparation Required for LSPs During Holiday Weekend

Logistics service providers (LSPs) and transportation intermediaries are being warned to ensure their security practices are up to date and beefed up for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, a holiday linked to record-high cargo thefts. According to FreightWatch International’s Supply Chain Intelligence Center (SCIC), Memorial Day weekends in the past recorded elevated theft levels up […]

Industry Insights, Insights, Shipping

Roanoke Shines the Spotlight on NCBFAA 2016 Scholarship Winner, Jordan Abisch

For the past 23 years, Roanoke Trade and the National Customs Brokers & Forwarder’s Association of America (NCBFAA) have together presented a $5,000 scholarship to a high school senior or undergraduate at an accredited college or university who is focusing on obtaining a degree in customs brokerage, freight forwarding or a related field, such as […]

Corporate Communiqué, Industry Insights

Nation’s Ports in Battle over Truck Driver Classification

Increasingly more employees across all industry sectors are filing lawsuits against their employers claiming they should be classified as employees instead of independent contractors and entitled to back wages, overtime, and other benefits. This is especially more so in the wake of ride-sharing companies like Uber Technologies, which agreed to pay as much as $100 […]

Industry Insights, Insights

Shipping Industry and Preparing for the New Panama Canal

The newly widened Panama Canal is set to re-open later this year, and just as it did 102 years ago the Canal will again be transformative for the shipping industry. How prepared are our seaports to accommodate the new generation of larger cargo ships that will be making their way through the Panama Canal? The […]

Industry Insights, Insights

SOLAS Considerations for Beneficial Cargo Owners and Transportation Intermediaries

In January, we covered the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS), which requires shippers verify gross container weight prior to shipping beginning July 1, 2016. These new amendments have sparked controversy with some shippers saying it will be difficult, if not impossible, […]

Industry Insights, Insights, Solas

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