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European Supply Chain Affected by Influx of Refugees, Tighter Border Controls

The human tragedy unfolding in the Middle East has seen hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing their country between January and September, making their way through Turkey onto Greece in the hopes of settling in Germany and other countries as Europe opened their borders and streamlined the process earlier this year. In addition, even […]

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The Effect of the Panama Canal Expansion on the Shipping Industry

The Panama Canal’s $5.25 billion expansion, scheduled to open in April 2016, is expected to have a major impact on the global trade and shipping industry, specifically in the way in which cargo is handled and transported throughout North America. The expansion is set to accommodate a new generation of larger cargo ships, with America’s […]

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FMC Final Rule Affecting FMC Bonds

On November 5, 2015, the Federal Maritime Commission published its Final Rule amending certain regulations concerning the licensing, financial responsibility requirements, and general duties of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. The Final Rule discusses the changes to be made to 46 CFR Part 515 and the public comments submitted during the rulemaking process. Roanoke encourages each licensed OTI […]

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The Importance of Obtaining Certificates of Insurance

Roanoke Trade has published a number of articles and white papers and held webinars on the importance of freight forwarders and property brokers obtaining certificates of insurance from their carriers. A recent Court of Appeals case in North Carolina reinforces this topic in a case holding the property broker liable for a workers’ compensation claim […]

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Value in Knowledge – Share Information to Create Successful Cargo Insurance Programs

Most freight forwarders have an insurance policy to facilitate cargo coverage for their clients. However, not all of them effec­tively utilize it to maximize the benefit to both their company and their clients. Many shippers do not understand the intricacies of cargo insurance and/or the risk associated with uninsured cargo. This lack of awareness provides […]

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Fictitious Pickups, Insider Activity Gaining Popularity Putting Cargo at Risk

Cargo theft is a multibillion-dollar problem across the nation, including in big food-producing states such as California. According to the FBI, highly sophisticated thieves – who often act with some privileged knowledge – have stolen up to $30 billion worth of cargo each year, including highly valued nuts, fruits and vegetables, meat, soda pop, cookies, […]

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