Category: About Cargo Insurance

The Two Types of Cargo Insurance That All Shippers Need

Cargo Insurance Types

If you own a company that provides shipping services to customers, you need to have carrier liability insurance in place. But you also should consider obtaining cargo insurance since carrier liability insurance isn’t going to protect the cargo that you carry from things like accidents, natural disasters, and more. Cargo insurance will offer protection against… Read More

What Is Covered Under a Freight Forwarder Insurance Policy?

Freight Forwarder Insurance

There are several types of insurance that you should consider obtaining if you own a company that specializes in shipping and handling cargo. One of the most common types of insurance is called freight forwarder insurance. A freight forwarder insurance policy will cover a number of things. Here are some of the ways it can… Read More

What is a Certificate of Insurance and Why Is It Important?

Certificate of Insurance

If you’re going to be shipping precious cargo sometime soon, it’s important for you to get cargo insurance for it first. Nevertheless, maybe more importantly, you’re also going to want to get your hands on a certificate of insurance once you have a cargo insurance policy in place. This certificate will serve several very important… Read More

Cargo Insurance for Sale

Just one decade ago the number of organizations selling cargo insurance to freight owners for their cargo transported was a fraction of the number today. Back in those heady days, TJO Cargo was on page one for the search term ‘cargo insurance,’ and I knew many of my competitors, this is not the case today…. Read More

Transportation in the year 2000 versus today.

Long long ago in a time unrecognizable to many of us, before iPhones, Twitter, Wifi, and even the ongoing Kardashian drama, cargo moved, and supply chains existed, but it was very different than today. While dinosaurs did not quite pull containers to and from the port, they may have well have been when compared to today’s… Read More

TMS’s Pairing Up With Cargo Insurance

When I visit my local supermarket, I often head to the deli counter to purchase salami, which I am not supposed to eat. Some time ago I noticed something. Placed right next to the deli sits the supermarket bakery. Well, how convenient is that?   As I wait for the salami I am forbidden to eat, there is a wonderful… Read More

Switching to LTL Transport? Read This First.

Many shippers have borderline shipments that could be transported LTL although the option of truckload is often cheaper and quicker. Now that truckload capacity is tight with little relief in sight, LTL is becoming more attractive as an option for some shippers. There are a couple of things shippers switching from truckload to LTL must keep in… Read More