Category Archives: Aerospace

European transportation industries are uniquely vulnerable to political volatility

The rise of populism on the European continent presents new geopolitical risks for corporates in the transportation industry whose businesses rely on the free movement of people and goods between member countries. Transportation Risk Index Overview/ strategic opportunity of risk … Continue reading →

Asian transportation execs fear cyber risk most

Transportation executives in Asia believe that their companies’ primary business threats are emerging from cyberspace, according to the 2016 Willis Towers Watson Transportation Risk Index. The Index’s consolidated findings – taken from land, sea and air transportation companies – showed … Continue reading →

Competition a major concern for Middle East and Africa transportation execs

In the disparate commercial region that comprises the Middle East and Africa, the fear of emerging competition is the top business concern for executives across the transporta­tion industry, according to the 2016 Willis Towers Watson Transportation Risk Index. Continue reading →

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a 1,000kmph magnetically levitating pod in an airless tube

In 2013, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk published a paper, ‘Hyperloop Alpha.’ His intention? Just to create “a new open-source form of transportation that could revolutionise travel.” Citing his inspiration for this revolution, Musk referred to California’s divisive high-speed … Continue reading →

Transportation risks in Latin America focus on competition and suppliers

The persistent weakness in the Latin American economy is fueling concerns about 3rd-party risk and emerging competition. Continue reading →

Infrastructure tops risks for North American transportation execs

Inadequate national infrastructure, regulatory uncertainty and digital threats are the top risks concerning transport providers in North America this year, according to Willis Towers Watson’s Transportation Risk Index 2016. Continue reading →

Cyber risk in the transportation sector – an evolving threat

Recent system outages at major U.S. airlines have caused significant business interruption and highlighted the growing risks of cyber threats to business operations.  But it’s not just airlines that are under threat. According to the 2016 Willis Towers Watson Transportation … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2016

As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

The strategic opportunity of risk in the transportation industries

The transportation sector’s intimate relationship with the global economy means that its modern practitioners face risks that are influenced by factors such as increasingly complex markets commercial alliances transient workforces disparate regulatory frameworks the inexorable march of technology geopolitical shifts … Continue reading →

The risk manager of the future

Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →