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Support a Seafarer this Holiday Season

Posted: November 17, 2021 in:

Even though the world seems to be returning to “normal” for the 2021 holiday season, this isn’t the case for our seafarers, who are working tirelessly to ensure coveted gifts are in stock and on shelf. Through Falvey Cargo’s partnership with The Mission to Seafarers, we’ve learned the many ways we can provide support to our seafarers to thank them for... […]

Get To Know Jessica DiSaia-Pelletier

Posted: November 10, 2021 in:

Next in our employee spotlight series, we’re featuring Jessica DiSaia-Pelletier. Jessica is our rockstar underwriting technical assistant here at Falvey Cargo Underwriting. Jessica’s role on the Falvey team involves working alongside our underwriters, assisting them with renewing and opening new business accounts. She also closely monitors accounts, as... […]

The Mission to Bring Vaccines to Seafarers

Posted: October 27, 2021 in:

For many of us in the U.S., receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is as simple as walking into a local pharmacy. However, getting vaccinated isn’t so easy for those who live and work on the sea. After all, how can seafarers access vaccines if they cannot leave their ship or port? That’s an issue the Mission to Seafarers (MTS) set out to solve. […]

2021 IUMI Virtual Conference Recap

Posted: September 15, 2021 in:

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) 2021 virtual Seoul conference was held on September 2-15. It was hosted by the General Insurance Association of Korea for the first time since the establishment of IUMI. This is the second year in a row the event was held virtually. The first year was last year for the online Sweden conference. The... […]

5 Major Natural Disasters of 2020

Posted: July 7, 2021 in:

Natural disasters resulted in $210 billion of losses in 2020, as 26.5% increase from 2019, as countries around the world struggled to deal with record-breaking hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, on top of a global pandemic. Of those losses, about $82 billion in damages was insured. For the U.S. alone, 2020 set a new annual record with 22 billion-dollar... […]

Is your supply chain ready for the 2021 hurricane season?

Posted: May 12, 2021 in:

As countries worldwide continue to struggle with the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the transportation industry is on high alert for potential natural disasters that could add even more stress on supply chains.  […]

Covid impacts on the supply chain

Update: Continuing COVID Impacts on the Supply Chain

Posted: April 29, 2021 in:

With infection rates on the decline and vaccinations being mass produced at superspeed worldwide, many in the cargo industry are hopeful that COVID-19’s hold on our economy is easing up. It’s certainly a brighter picture than a year ago when transportation and trade faced major slowdowns and an unknown future. […]

Risks of Megaships

The Risks of Mega-Ships: 5 Examples

Posted: April 21, 2021 in:

More mega-ships, or Ultra-large Container Vessels, are in operation than ever before. However, this increase in marine traffic comes with its fair share of challenges, as recently addressed in Mega-Ships: The Answer or the Problem? In recent months, partially due to recent trade imbalance between China and the U.S., as well as the ongoing COVID-19... […]

Significant Losses To the Cargo Market: Hanjin

Posted: March 25, 2021 in:

In August 2016, Hanjin Shipping filed for bankruptcy protection after months of trying to avoid this fate. This filing immediately triggered massive disruptions. Worried about receiving payments, ports refused to allow Hanjin’s vessels, sailors, and cargo (about 540,000 containers) to dock or unload, leaving them stuck at sea. Some ships were arrested... […]

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Port Congestion at Los Angeles and Long Beach Impacts Cargo Market

Posted: March 10, 2021 in:

The uncertainty experienced in the cargo market due to last year’s U.S.-China trade negotiations has been pushed aside by the global pandemic. Quarantine and stay-at-home orders have contributed to a large surge in online shopping—this, combined with social-distancing requirements for workers, has caused major bottlenecks at ports and throughout the... […]

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