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Author Archives: Barry Tarnef
A fuel dock may be considered an amenity to some boaters, but it is a tangible added value to a marina, yacht club or boatyard. Though fueling services come with many positives, there are also exposures associated with flammable liquids, namely fires and explosions, and even spillage, which can create the potential for contamination and cleanup obligations.
While fuel dispensing seemingly happens all of the time, the operation should never be taken for granted. Here are some safety basics and best practices. Continue reading
The number of cargo thefts is historically higher during holiday weekends.
Here are some measures you should consider over the July 4th holiday weekend – and any other time goods are at rest — and at risk.
It’s estimated that by 2015, over 30 percent of all packaging material worldwide will be sustainable. But, is sustainable packaging socially responsible, or is it simply responsible for more cargo loss and damage, and additional transit claims?
It may seem like a scene from the latest action movie, but a new crime wave spreading across Europe involving theft of cargo from moving trucks is turning the motorways into highways from hell for many shippers and transportation providers.
Criminal activities targeting cargo can involve a driver using fake ID and documentation to take possession of a shipment, or using credentials from a legitimate trucking company improperly. In some cases, criminals create a false trucking company to steal loads. Continue reading
With the long President’s Day holiday weekend coming up on February 19 what steps are you taking to help protect your cargo against theft?
Over this season’s holidays, help your clients and/or your company lessen their exposure to cargo- related risk by practicing these security tips.
An explosion at a chemical plant in Japan, this weekend serves as another reminder that supply chains are fragile. The plant produces about 20% of the world’s acrylic acid, the main ingredient of a resin used in the manufacturer of … Continue reading
Looking forward to a well deserved holiday weekend this coming Labor Day? Historical cargo data shows that cargo theft increases over holiday weekends. Over Labor Day weekend, help your clients and/or your company lessen their exposure to cargo- related risk by … Continue reading
Historical cargo data shows that the rate of cargo theft increases over holiday weekends. Over this coming Memorial Day weekend help your clients and/or company lessen their exposure to cargo-related risk by practicing these security tips: