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The Story Of Falvey Shippers' Partnership With Lloyd's Of London

Posted: Oct 17, 2018 3:46:00 PM

The relationship between Mike Falvey, president and CEO of Falvey Insurance Group, and Lloyd’s of London began in 1984 when Mike was working as an underwriter for Donald J. Rojas, Inc. Mike founded Falvey Cargo Underwriting in 1995 and on August 17 of that year, Lloyd’s Syndicate 2 and a panel of other syndicates agreed to give Falvey “the pen” to... […]

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Shipper's Interest Insurance Benefits For 3PLs

Posted: Oct 10, 2018 10:43:00 AM

Shipper’s Interest Insurance provides cargo owners with door-to-door coverage of goods against all risks of physical loss or damage. The shipper is protected from financial loss, transferring the risk to the insurance company, without having to prove negligence. Shipper’s Interest Insurance is an excellent risk management solution for shippers, however,... […]

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4 Peak Shipping Season Trends

Posted: Sep 20, 2018 2:03:00 PM

From August to December, customer sales explode and peak season hits the transportation industry. Primarily driven by the holidays, with back to school shopping also playing a part, shipping volumes are so high that trucks flood the roadways to fulfill the demand. Being so busy is a good thing, but this do-or-die time of year adds a lot of pressure to... […]

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What Are Incoterms®?

Posted: Sep 12, 2018 8:59:00 AM

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Are Trucks Vulnerable to Hackers?

Posted: Sep 5, 2018 8:39:00 AM

In June 2017, Maersk and Merck—two giants in their respective industries—were brought low by the NotPetya cyberattack. This was one of the biggest disruptions of global shipping in history, hobbling Maersk’s worldwide fleet-management systems to the tune of a $300 million loss in profits. […]

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Why Is There A Truck Capacity Shortage?

Posted: Aug 28, 2018 9:15:30 AM

In the wake of new electronic logging device (ELD) mandates, resulting rate increases and, consequently, fewer players able to compete in an ever-shifting market, North American shippers have been hearing for months that a truck capacity shortage would hit. And it has, leaving the industry looking for answers.   […]

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Falvey Shippers Summer Meetings 2018

Posted: Aug 15, 2018 10:02:00 AM

The Falvey Shippers team met last week at our headquarters in North Kingstown, RI for our annual Summer Meetings. Each day was full of dialogue and sessions that reflected on the year to date, and planned for the future. Here’s a quick recap:   […]

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Warehouse Management Technologies That Reduce Risk

Posted: Jul 24, 2018 8:07:00 AM

With the surge in e-commerce, the warehouse has emerged as a crucial if increasingly complicated element of the supply chain. Establishing systems that make inventory visible both within distribution centers and at the warehouse level can pose a serious logistical challenge. Compound this with the need for systems that effectively manage transportation,... […]

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Risky Business: 3 Ways to Mitigate Transportation Liability

Posted: Jul 17, 2018 8:12:00 AM

As a third-party logistics company or broker, you’re in a unique position to help educate shippers on transportation best practices. You have the expertise and the access to keep all parties informed. Aside from simply being good business, this will strengthen your professional relationships and protect your own company from liability. Here are three... […]

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5 Emerging Trends In E-Commerce Shipping

Posted: Jun 19, 2018 8:23:00 AM

“The e-commerce industry is growing” is a familiar story, but don’t let the persistence of that headline numb your eyes. E-commerce sales numbers are staggering, reaching over $123 billion in the first quarter of 2018. This steady growth has pressured everyone from retailers to carriers to keep up with consumer preferences. The trends are evolving almost... […]

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