Industry Insights

Planning Ahead for a Potential General Average

  ONE Apus via Twitter   On November 30th, the cargo ship, ONE Apus, sailing from Yantian, China to Long Beach, CA, encountered severe weather. Swells exceeding 20 feet struck the vessel. An estimated 1816 containers were lost overboard, and containers remaining onboard received significant damage. Current estimates are that over $200 million worth of cargo was […]

Cargo Insurance, Industry Insights, Insights, Shippers Interest Cargo Insurance

What to Expect in a Hard Insurance Market

The insurance industry is highly cyclical. A soft market cycle is defined by lower insurance premiums, broader appetite and coverage, increased capacity (the availability of high limits), and greater underwriting flexibility. Alternatively, a hard market is characterized by higher insurance premiums, diminished capacity, more conservative underwriting, and fewer carriers writing certain coverage lines and specific […]

Cargo Insurance, Industry Insights, Insights

Customs Bond Resources for the Trade Wars

Resources to Help Brokers Battle the Trade War While it’s no longer front page news fodder the tariff-centered trade wars continue. Change – if not outright volatility – continues to be an understatement as it relates to tariffs on goods imported to into the United States these days. Unfortunately businesses who have import activities and […]

eBond, Industry Insights, Surety Bonds, Trade

Take eBond to the Next Level – Issue Bonds in Your ABI

  eBond is the fastest customs bond filing system ever, and it’s about to be even faster and easier. The Road to eBond Customs bonds used to be issued on typewriters. Across the country entry writers for customs brokers would hammer out importer information onto green, pink, and yellow sheets of carbon paper, and these […]

eBond, Industry Insights, Surety Bonds

How to Create a CyberSmart Password

  CREATING A PASSWORD This is the final blog post in our series highlighting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency efforts on the “Do Your Part – #BeCyberSmart” campaign for October, the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The cyber awareness topic for today is How to Create a CyberSmart Password. Today’s […]

Cyber Security, Industry Insights, Insights

7 Cyber Smart Tips to Avoid Phishing Scams

PHISHING Today we continue our blog series highlighting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency efforts on the “Do Your Part – #BeCyberSmart” campaign for October, the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The cyber awareness topic for today is Phishing. Read on to learn 7 tips to protect your company from Phishing […]

Cyber Security, Industry Insights, Insights

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