Tag: cargo insurance

Getting Granular on Cargo Insurance Rates

I have written several blogs on the subject of cargo insurance and related risk mitigation. I sell those services so writing articles on those subjects makes sense. Yours truly writing about the finer techniques of arc welding wouldn’t be very useful. In the past articles I covered many basic topics including, why you want cargo insurance, how Incoterms… 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

5 Things You Should Know About Freight Forwarders Cargo Policies

What does the tease picture for the article have to do with cargo insurance? Nothing at all, it is a picture of my grandson in the belly of a World War II bomber at a vintage aircraft show put on by the Air Museum Network www.airmuseumnetwork.com.  I shamelessly use my grandson as an excuse to do… Read More

The Sky Isn’t the Limit, it May be Lower

Many things have a limit. Transit speeds have a limit, technology has a limit, and even science must concede limits for the time period it is in. Of course limits do expand over time, but in general the environment we live in is saddled with limits for the time we are in.  As most of us know… Read More

Everything you wanted to know about ‘general average’ but were afraid to ask.

Most maritime carriers don’t mention general average as a part of their marketing. Other than us cargo insurance nerds, people don’t even talk about general average.   Consequently most shippers don’t know exactly what ‘general average’ is and what the possible risks are to those who are international ocean shippers. Even though forms of general average code can… 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

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