Category: Strange Insurance

Why some shippers don’t want cargo insurance.

What does the article picture have to do with cargo insurance? Nothing at all. It’s a photo of the vintage Airstream motorhome I wanted to buy to pair with my 1976 VW Bus. I wanted you to see how cool it was. There would be nothing better than heading to a festival towing a 1976… Read More

10 Reasons You Want Cargo Insurance

While the over dimensional crowd gets to post really cool pictures and stories of large project freight moves, I get to talk about cargo insurance. It can be compared to a CPA following a firefighter on career day at their kid’s grade school. It’s pretty hard to sell good finance skills when compared to running into burning… 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

The Strangest Things People Insure [Infographic]

Ever have that deer in headlights look before?  You just don’t know the answer to the question when your boss calls you out in the meeting?  Or you can’t decide if you should “Go Large” on your meal at the fast food restaurant and the cashier is staring at you, tapping her foot below the… Read More