Posts By: Roanoke Underwriting

U.S. and European Union sanctions on Tehran were eased and lifted in January, restoring Iran’s access to world’s markets. Under the agreement, Iran is obligated to take steps to put it further away from developing a nuclear weapon while keeping a peaceful nuclear energy program. In return, Iran will be able to sell its oil… Read More

U.S. air-safety regulators, accident investigators and pilot-union leaders are renewing their warnings regarding the hazards of shipping lithium batteries as air cargo. There’s a growing consensus that packaging and stowage safeguards for such bulk shipments are inadequate—requiring major changes in how the power cells are transported in cargo and passenger planes. In fact, there are… Read More

Colleen Clarke, Vice President, Business Development for Roanoke Underwriting, will be attending the 2016 National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) Meeting and Expo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The annual event will take place from May 15 – 18, 2016 at the Broadmoor Resort. This year’s event theme is “it’s all about the people –… Read More

Since 2008, Roanoke Underwriting has provided commercial marine insurance to agents and brokers underwritten by The Watkins Syndicate (Syndicate 457 at Lloyd’s). We are pleased to announce that The Watkins Syndicate and its Managing Agent, Munich Re Underwriting Limited, has been renamed as Munich Re Syndicate Limited. Backed by the globally renowned Munich Re, Munich… Read More

Reports coming out in the trade indicate that U.S. Gulf ports – from Florida to Texas – are experiencing increased import volumes of steel and project cargoes. This strong flow of project cargo is as a result of better economic conditions and a strong dollar, according to an article in the Journal of Commerce (JOC).