Impact of the Chinese New Year on the Global Supply Chain

The centuries-old Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, will be celebrated on January 28 as we enter the Year of the Rooster in 2017. The public holiday begins in China the day before and runs through February 2. But, in reality, the holiday creates about 10 to 15 days of radio silence […]

Industry Insights, Insights

Cargo Insurance in Action: Coverage Kicks In for Warehouse Merchandise Damaged in Fire

As the leading provider of insurance solutions for transportation and logistics providers, at Roanoke Trade we handle many different types of Cargo insurance claims – from freight forwarders and property brokers to third-party logistics providers and customs brokers. We’d like to share these claims with you in a new series, “Cargo Insurance in Action,” to […]

Industry Insights, Insights, Shipping

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

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

BREAKING NEWS: Threat of Hurricane Hermine Forces Southeast Ports to Shut Down as Precautionary Measure

Hurricane Hermine has deepwater seaports in the southeastern U.S. bracing for severe weather, causing the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) to close its facilities in Savannah and Brunswick, according to an alert issued by American Shipper. The Jacksonville Port Authority may shut down operations at all Jaxport terminals Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, as well. The National Weather […]

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Updates on Hanjin Shipping

Hanjin Shipping Officially Sunk, Declared Bankrupt February 16, 2017 A South Korean court on Friday pulled the plug on Hanjin Shipping Co., declaring it bankrupt and ordering the liquidation of a company that has led the country’s shipping industry for the past four decades. The bankruptcy comes five months after the company, which was once […]

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