Tianjin Explosion One Year Later: A Look at Port Safety and Dangerous Goods

As we approach the one-year mark of the massive explosions that took place at Tianjin Port in northern China last August, where 173 people were killed with hundreds more injured and more than 300 buildings destroyed, it’s critical that all those involved in the global supply chain continue to examine their operational practices and risk […]

Industry Insights, Insights, Shipping

What Does OSHA’s New Reporting Rule Mean for the Transportation Industry?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new rule last month that will affect the way transportation companies and other businesses report injury and illnesses to the agency. Presently, most employers unless specifically exempt, are required to maintain injury and illness reporting records on a log (Form 300) with supporting documentation. Each employer […]

Industry Insights, 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

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

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