Tag Archives: transportation

New Eyes in the Skies – and New Risks to Manage

Odd, white, windowless airplanes. Small, spider-like camera carriers. The drones, of course, are here now, much debated as weapons of war and under development as a package delivery method by at least one of the world’s largest online retailers. Continue reading →

Future of North American Rail: Conflict and Harmony

train tracks

For external observers, the future of high-speed rail (HSR) in the United States may seem an issue of paramount importance. Circumstances have changed, however, and the major challenge in the US, and across many different territories, is how to manage … Continue reading →

Meeting Transportation’s Challenges Head-on to Avoid a Future Collision

Top 5 Countries' Spending on Inland Transportation Infrastructure investment and Maintenance, 2007-2011

Throughout human history, transport has been the backbone of global growth and innovation. From the 18th-century railways that enabled US expansion out West, to Felix Baumgartner’s jump from the stratosphere, transport has fed humanity’s passion for expanding its boundaries. Continue reading →

Are Cargo Insurance Policies Still Fit for Purpose?

As we celebrate the recent visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Lloyd’s to mark its 325th anniversary, it is also an opportunity to consider if the market is continuing to evolve and meet the needs of our clients in modern … Continue reading →

Rail: A Big New Risk Coming Down the Tracks

rail tanker cars

Recent high-profile accidents, including the ghost train disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, and the less deadly but equally explosive derailment in North Dakota earlier this year, are raising safety and liability concerns for railroads and shippers. Continue reading →

Communicating Risk: “Safety Dance” Makes People Watch

Virgin America Safety Dance

We’ve all been there. The aisles of the plane are busy as you try to get to your seat while carrying your bag, your phone, your boarding card and all manner of other stuff. With so much going on, to … Continue reading →

North American Insurance Buyers Facing Improved Market Conditions

Marketplace Realities: 2014

Property insurance rates are coming down, and the upward rate pressure on many other lines of business is easing. This is the word from Willis North America’s Marketplace Realities, the longstanding semiannual publication predicting price movement and key trends for … Continue reading →

Monaco Yacht Show Set to Showcase an Industry Defying Economic Woes

Superyacht, Monaco Yacht Show

The Monaco Yacht Show is the most prestigious yachting event of the year. With over 500 exhibitors comprising of ship-builders and designers, equipment suppliers, brokers and service providers all using the event to display their latest technologies and network, the Monaco Yacht Show is widely regarded as the calendar event for anyone in the Superyacht industry. Continue reading →

Our Scariest Aerospace Risk – Variety of Risks

Scariest Risks

The vast majority of people have an inherent fear of the unknown and the first time of dealing with a situation. The aviation industry has had to deal with host of unknowns and first-time incidents from 9/11: out of control … Continue reading →

The “Dream” of Air Travel

Boeing 787

The delivery of the first Boeing 787 to All Nippon Airways makes this week a good time to reflect on how the aviation industry has and continues to develop. Continue reading →