International Shipping & Freight Forwarding Blog

Cargo Insurance for international shipping

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

You-tube video recently filmed showing you a ship loaded with ocean containers about to hit the shore head-on:  

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Overseas Cargo Insurance is a Must for Merchandisers

Posted by Annette Leahy on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Just before 1 pm on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, while en route to service a windfarm, the work boat ECC Topaz caught fire in the North Sea, approximately 10 nautical miles East of the town of Lowestoft, Suffolk. The 3-man crew was forced to abandon ship via a life raft, and the work vessel presumably sank. The fuel and oil on board were believed to have burnt off during the blaze before the vessel went under.

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MOL Comfort Demonstrates Necessity for Overseas Cargo Insurance

Posted by Annette Leahy on Thu, Jul 04, 2013 @ 10:33 AM

On Monday, June 17, 2013, the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines containership MOL Comfort was fractured in 2 parts of the cargo vessel hull during severe weather conditions while sailing on the Indian Ocean.

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The #1 Reason to Obtain Overseas Cargo Insurance

Posted by Annette Leahy on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

On Monday, June 17, 2013, the 5-year old Mitsui O.S.K. Lines-operated 8000-TEU type containership MOL Comfort encountered an uncontrollable severe weather event on the Indian Ocean that caused fractures in two parts of the cargo vessel hull, and heavy water incursion in the hold.

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