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ISF Enforcement Update – Implementation Delayed

Various representatives from the surety and customs broker community held a conference call with U.S. Customs and Border Protection on June 5, 2015, to discuss ongoing matters related to ISF. On that call we learned that CBP has delayed the planned May 14 implementation of full enforcement and continues to operate under the “three strikes” […]

June 22, 2015
What is Marine Cargo Insurance?

Marine Cargo Insurance is a staple to the transport of goods both domestic and international, and transportation intermediaries and logistics service providers are in an ideal position to offer quality Cargo Insurance, sometimes referred to as Shippers Interest, to protect their clients’ financial interests. No matter how robust a shipper’s loss-prevention strategy may be, it […]

June 19, 2015

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NEI Webinar: The Big Squeeze – Liability From All Sides

As an intermediary, forwarders and brokers face liability from all sides. Changes in how carriers and shippers do business are creating new exposures, including ones that you may not have considered. This webinar, presented by Rick Bridges, Vice President of Roanoke Trade, will discuss the areas in which carriers, shippers and third parties are creating […]

June 18, 2015


The Devil’s in the Exclusionary Details

The beauty of customizable cargo insurance is in its comprehensive applicability to very specialized shipping needs, but under that beautiful face lies a web of wrinkles that could represent hidden exposures to uninsured losses. Three issues that should be at the top of your list when placing a cargo insurance policy are the insolvency exclusion, […]

June 12, 2015

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Cargo Insurance Presentation at BAFT 2015

Roanoke’s own Glenn Patton, Regional Vice President – Los Angeles, will be speaking at the BAFT 2015 West Coast Global Trade Finance Workshop in an important presentation titled “Cargo Insurance: Insurance Policies and Surety Bonds in International Trade”. Glenn’s session will cover an overview of cargo insurance, liability insurance for the carrier and customs, forwarder and […]

June 02, 2015


Profits Skyrocket in Q1 for Some Shipping Lines

Profits in a number of big shipping lines rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2015. A drop in the price of oil and the rising value of the U.S. dollar helped bolster profits, even though unit costs increased for some shipping lines. The influence of market forces outside shippers’ control suggests that high profits […]

May 29, 2015

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