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

Last August, dual blasts at the port of Tianjin in China where chemicals were being stored killed more than 100 people and destroyed buildings and goods within a 3.1-mile radius. Access to the area of the explosion was restricted from the onset, but one interesting aspect of this disaster was the extensive use of satellite… Read More

Climate change as defined by NASA could involve a change in the Earth’s average temperature, or it could be a change in the Earth’s typical precipitation patterns as defined by NASA. The Earth’s climate, in fact, is always changing. In the past, Earth’s climate has gone through warmer and cooler periods, each lasting thousands of… 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