Trade Risk Guaranty explains the what an insurance hard market is and why premiums are going up.

[Webinar] Why Are You Paying More For Cargo Insurance?

In a new installment of our educational webinar series, Trade Risk Guaranty explains why importers and currently paying more for cargo insurance and what caused the hard insurance market. Over the course of the past year, insurance premiums have been on the rise. The increases started in 2019, have continued into 2020, and are expected…

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How New Consumer Shopping Patterns are Affecting the Supply Chain

[Infographic] How New Consumer Shopping Patterns are Affecting the Supply Chain

Consumer trends and preferences evolve based on the environments they exist in. COVID-19’s impact on everyday routines has created a cause for examination across all aspects of the supply chain. As the world adjusts to a new set of norms in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the phrase “business as usual” has a new meaning…

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A Guide to Cargo Insurance for Personal Protective Equipment

A Guide to Cargo Insurance for Personal Protective Equipment

Demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has surged globally for general consumers and medical professionals alike. Many personal protective equipment suppliers are increasing the number and size of their shipments to meet demand. Typically not considered a high-risk commodity, current demand has made Personal Protective Equipment a target for pilfering, organized crime theft, and scams…

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How to Import Personal Protective Equipment into the U.S.

How to Import Personal Protective Equipment into the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) for both healthcare professionals and the general public. For U.S. importers to avoid challenges and risks associated with the importation of PPE, there are essential details they need to know. FDA Approval for Importing Personal Protective Equipment The FDA has loosened import restrictions…

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FDA Classifications for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

FDA Classifications for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

COVID-19 has caused a worldwide shortage of Personal Protective Equipment, and many are attempting to import these goods into the United States. When looking to import PPE, such as masks, it is crucial to be aware of the requirements for importation. The pandemic has revealed the extent to which the United States and other countries…

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History of the Plimsoll Line

The History of the Plimsoll Line

The Plimsoll Line is an internationally agreed-upon reference mark located on a ship’s hull that indicates the maximum depth a vessel may safely immerse when loaded with cargo. Globally, the Plimsoll line on a vessel is officially referred to as the International load line. A commercial ship is properly loaded when the ship’s waterline equals…

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