Business to Business Shaming?

If you work in the transportation industry you know things don’t slow down, freight does not wait for a committee meeting, most decisions are made in real time as situations develop, and the pace is faster than many other industries. Conversely, if you are familiar with the normal insurance industry you know things move dreadfully… Read More

When is a port not a port?

It was quite some time ago I was at a social mixer meeting of the minds here in Jacksonville.  The focus of the discussion was inland ports which was what the bright people in the room knew was needed for the future.  There was ample talk of the growth of JAXPORT that was to come… Read More

Peeping Drone?

My wife Cyndi and I occasionally shop at a local warehouse store (Sam’s Club) when we feel we need a decade’s supply of bathroom tissue and paper plates.  This past Saturday was the day of one of those bulk procurement trips.  After we finally got around the traffic jam created by the obligatory car parked… Read More

Here’s one for the freight forwarders

In my line of work, I have the pleasure of working with many freight forwarders. For as many years as I have been privileged to provide cargo insurance and cargo risk consulting to the market, it never ceases to surprise me when I find freight forwarders who don’t have their own freight forwarders cargo insurance… Read More

What is Cargo Insurance and Why Do You Need It?

Cargo insurance, also known as shipping, freight, or marine insurance, is the oldest form of insurance. It can be traced back to the Phoenicians, around 1200 BCE. You can’t argue that cargo insurance isn’t a good idea if it’s been around for 22,000 years!   Cargo insurance is insurance that guarantees coverage for any damages… Read More

If You Owned the Titanic, How Much Could You Be Sued For?

Stories of the infamous Titanic continue to circulate today, over 100 years after its tragic maiden voyage. This is not only because of the lives lost, but also because of the vast amount of wealth that was claimed by the sea—ultimately leading us to wonder: for just how much could the owners of the Titanic… Read More