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Lloyd’s of London’s Ascot, Marsh Provide Insurance for Ukraine Sea Corridor

LONDON — Lloyd’s of London insurer Ascot and broker Marsh MMC.N on Friday launched marine cargo and war insurance for grain and food products moving from Ukrainian Black Sea ports, removing a hurdle to getting shipments underway. Russia and Ukraine …

Expect More Shipping Chaos as Omicron Forces Transport Workers to Quit

From seafarers refusing to get back on ships to truck drivers whose concern over Covid-related border closures trumps the lure of higher pay, the transport industry is bracing for another roller coaster year of supply-chain disruptions. As omicron infections surge …

Colorado Mudslides Wreak Havoc on Major Transportation Route

DENVER (AP) — As ominous storm clouds gathered in western Colorado over a large area blackened by a recent wildfire, torrential rain fell and the charred land stripped of vegetation gave way, sending a rush of mud and boulders tumbling …

Insurers, Drugmakers Sail into Unknown With Covid Vaccine Rollout

LONDON — Speedy global delivery of COVID-19 vaccines by air and sea in ultra cold conditions will lead to a jump in cargo insurance rates and spur demand for new areas of coverage, leaving underwriters on high alert. Pharmaceutical companies …

Viewpoint: Trucking Is Deadly for Truckers, and Lots of Other People

Of the major industries for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported workplace fatality rates for 2018, truck transportation was the most dangerous, with 28 deaths per 100,000 full-time-equivalent workers. To be sure, there are jobs more dangerous than driving …

Business People: Anti-Fraud Coalition, CRU Group, Liberty Co., Transcom

Fraud Fighting Group Names New Leader The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud announced that its general counsel, Matthew J. Smith, has been promoted to executive director. Smith replaces Dennis Jay, who retired after serving as executive director since the coalition was …

Amazon To Showcase Its Transportation Drive at World’s Largest Tech Show

From making cars talk using Alexa’s voice to managing data from factories full of robots, Amazon.com Inc wants a big piece of the action in transportation, and this week at CES will unveil more about its strategy to achieve that …

BP Invests in App Maker Aimed at Killing Private Car Ownership

BP Plc is investing 10 million euros ($11.1 million) in the makers of the app Whim, which allows users to pay a monthly fee to access both public and private transport in their city. The company that owns Whim, MaaS …

Personnel Announcements: Maltman International, Transcom Solutions, Orchid Medical

Maltman International Appoints New Executive General Adjuster Maltman International, a claims management provider based in Toronto, has appointed Brian McCulloch as executive general adjuster. McCulloch has been active in the Canadian market for 40 years, with experience on the carrier …

New Mexico’s Workplace Deaths Decreased in 2010

The number of workplace fatalities in New Mexico decreased in 2010 when compared to the previous year. A study by the New Mexico Environment Department says preliminary figures shot there were 38 work-related deaths in 2010. There were 42 such …