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Roanoke Trade Prepared to Assist Clients with Cargo Claims from Tianjin Explosions

The world’s third-largest port in terms of total cargo volume in Tianjin, China was hit on Aug. 12 by explosions at a hazardous-chemicals warehouse that damaged a large industrial area and sent shock waves across several kilometers. So far reports indicate that 114 people were killed. Initial estimates from Chinese media reports also indicate that […]

August 20, 2015

Industry Insights

International Trade Day

Hosted at the elegantly enchanting Casa Larga Winery in Rochester, NY, International Trade Day promises to be the year’s premier event for the global business community. Join Roanoke Trade and other professionals from companies in every major industry for trade talks and panel discussions on top trending topics impacting U.S. importers and exporters. $125 Importer […]

August 18, 2015


NEI Webinar: Cyber Crimes…They Can Happen to You!

The trade and transportation industry is increasingly becoming vulnerable to cyber attacks. As global commerce is being conducted in an electronic environment, interruption to the supply chain caused by cyber attacks is a genuine concern. Loss of data caused by a virus or malware can cripple a company’s ability to conduct business and consequently affects […]

August 17, 2015


New Rules for Ground Transport of Lithium Battery In Effect

New regulations covering the safe shipment of lithium batteries went into effect beginning August 7, 2015, after being pushed back by six months to allow the industry enough time to adjust to the new requirements. Ruling HM-224F, set by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), requires shippers moving lithium […]

August 12, 2015

Industry Insights

Natural Catastrophes Show Need for Robust Risk Management, Insurance

Munich Reinsurance Company, one of the world’s leading reinsurers, earlier this month released its review on natural catastrophes for the first half of 2015. (Roanoke Trade is a subsidiary of Munich Re Group.) Although insured losses from natural catastrophes totaled about $12 billion in the first half of 2015, lower than the long-term average of […]

July 31, 2015

Industry Insights

Exciting Changes in the Roanoke Marine Department

Sheila Skipper, Roanoke Trade, Regional Vice President, recently announced the addition of La Donna Logan to Roanoke Trade’s Houston Marine Department as Marine Manager. La Donna comes to Roanoke with over 18 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry. Most recently, she worked with Lynden International as their Director of Global Projects. Our clients […]

July 24, 2015

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