Category: About Cargo Insurance

Container cargo 2020, where we are, and where we may go.

Cargo Theft

Recently I was asked to do a talk (webinar of course) on the impact of the state of container shipping and the impacts of the pandemic driven shutdowns, I accepted. In preparing for the presentation, as many do, I put my thoughts on paper. With the webinar behind me I realized, while in no way polished, my… Read More

Coronavirus and Cargo Insurance

The word is out. China-related supply chain delays are not only possible; they are already happening due to the coronavirus. You can also expect delays for nearby countries for inbound and outbound cargo. As delays in China increase, ocean carriers will skip ports and will have blank sailings. Like a snowstorm in Chicago, IL impacts… Read More

Seven Things People Get Wrong About Cargo Insurance

There are things people incorrectly believe about cargo insurance. Regrettably, for a product so many businesses use, there is little training and education given to procure and use it. In this article, I am going to single out the misconceptions I have seen most often over the years. Cargo insurance insures everything to do with… Read More

Here’s Why You Should Have Air, Land and Sea Cargo Insurance

Air, Land and Sea Cargo Insurance

Whether you’re sending a small shipment a few states away by land or putting together a large shipment that’s going to travel halfway across the world by air or sea, you should always invest in land, air, and marine cargo insurance. You never know what might happen to your cargo while it’s working its way… Read More

How to Choose the Right Cargo Insurance Company

Cargo Insurance Companies

Choosing the right cargo insurance company to set you up with a cargo insurance policy can be a challenge. Certainly, there are plenty of cargo insurance companies that provide you with excellent service and prices. It can make it tough to track down the one that’s best for your business. Here are some steps you… Read More

Yearly cargo insurance policy or per shipment? That is the question.

One of the questions I am often asked by small to medium-sized importers/exporters is, “Should I use a yearly cargo insurance policy or per-shipment policy for my cargo insurance?” My answer is always a definite, ‘that depends.’ While volume plays a large role in whether a yearly policy or per shipment insurance is the right… Read More