We are pleased to announce another great addition to our corporate management team, Steven P. Weiss. Mr. Weiss has assumed the position of Senior Vice President-Chief Underwriting Officer, effective January 2018. Steven’s background includes 28 years as a Marine Surveyor, Loss Adjuster and Underwriter and he is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute with a… Read More

Two years ago this past October 1, in the face of Hurricane Joaquin’s 150-mph winds, 40-year-old cargo ship El Faro went down, sinking 15,000 feet of water to the sea floor near the Bahamas and killing 33 people on board. The worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel since 1983, the El Faro was one… Read More

Roanoke Insurance Group is pleased to announce that Karen Groff, Executive Vice President of Operations, will assume the role of President as of October 1. Current President, Bill Sterrett will remain as Chairman. Karen will be responsible for the ongoing leadership, management and directional planning of the organization; Bill will assume various strategic assignments and… Read More

Credit insurance provider Atradius recently released some of the emerging markets set to be promising for 2017, which could be a boon for the trade industry. These markets are less vulnerable to external volatility such as U.S. trade restrictions, a strong dollar and projected outlook for higher interest in advanced markets. They rely on growth… Read More

The global supply chain is a $26 trillion per year industry, with the job growth for logisticians in the U.S. at 22% through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Moreover, today the demand-to-supply ratio of jobs to qualified individuals is six to one. In a few years, that could be as high… Read More

Online shopping has transformed the way consumers purchase everything from electronics to clothes, toys and a host of other goods. It has also impacted the way retailers are doing business. Instead of stocking their stores up with merchandise, they are housing more goods in warehouses in order to quickly ship to stores or fulfill online… Read More

The announcement of Hanjin Shipping’s receivership filing on Wednesday caused the shipping industry – from freight brokers to shippers – great concern over the impact of this development on the global supply chain. Hanjin is the largest container shipping company in South Korea and the seventh largest in the world, with daily capacity at 25,000… Read More

Just as we did with the airline industry, we are now seeing new alliances and mergers being formed within the global shipping industry. For shipping carriers there are benefits to partnering up, including the ability to share vessels, networks and ports of call, streamlining their operations and saving millions of dollars. But what does it… Read More

Truckstop.com, the freight-matching marketplace, and brokerage firm McGriff, Seibels and Williams recently launched CargoShield, a cost-effective insurance solution designed to reduce load liability and provide standardized coverage to the transportation industry. CargoShield is underwritten by Roanoke Underwriting, and covers a transportation firm’s customers’ goods with some of the broadest terms available. “Across the industry, you… Read More