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The Foreign Trade Association Names Glenn Patton of Roanoke as 2018 President!

The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) has named Roanoke Insurance Group Inc.’s Glenn Patton as their 2018 FTA President. Mr. Patton has been on the Executive Board of Directors for the Foreign Trade Association of Southern California since 2011 and has been an active member of the organization since 2002. Prior to earning his presidential seat, he served as Treasurer, 2nd Vice President and 1st Vice President.

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‘Tis a Very Busy Season for this Holiday for Logistics Companies

‘Tis a Very Busy Season for this Holiday for Logistics CompaniesThe most recent figures from the Labor Department shows that the warehousing and storage sector geared up in November for the holiday season, adding 8,100 jobs to pick, pack and ship e-commerce orders. This number reflects the most jobs the sector has added in a single month since December 2015, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

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Roanoke to be Platinum Sponsor at AirCargo 2018

Join the Roanoke Trade team at the AirCargo 2018 Conference in Austin, Texas from February 18 – 20!  This yearly event brings together all actors in the air cargo supply chain in one location to discuss trends, challenges, opportunities and the future of the air cargo industry. Be sure to visit us at booth 302, talk with us at our sponsored lunch event and catch us at one of the many important sessions.

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Roanoke to Attend NBCBA 2018 Annual Meeting

Join Roanoke Trade at the Northern Border Custom Brokers Association (NBCBA) 2018 Annual Meeting in Naples, Florida! The event will take place from February 12th through the 14th. For tickets to this event, please click here. We hope to see you there!

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Understanding How the “Additional Insured Clause” Works

Understanding How the “Additional Insured Clause” WorksAn Additional Insured Clause is attached to a third-party liability policy in order to extend coverage provided under an insured’s policy to the party named within the clause. A third party, such as a client, vendor, or partner, typically will request additional insured status relating to services performed by the policyholder or as a condition outlined in a contract or agreement.

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Preparing for the Road Ahead: Autonomous Vehicles & Vessels

Preparing for the Road Ahead: Autonomous Vehicles & VesselsThe race to get autonomous vehicles and vessels on the road and on our waterways is set to impact the way the logistics industry operates. While the reality of self-driving vehicles and vessels in still in the distant future, those throughout the logistics supply chain should be taking a close look at what is taking place and preparing for that day.

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Cargo Insurance in Action: Covering Freight Damage On the Road

Cargo Insurance in Action: Covering Freight Damage On the RoadCargo owners often think that transporting goods by water as more perilous than shipping freight by land. Ocean travel covers thousands of miles over several weeks versus land distances, which are typically measured in hundreds of miles and days. The assumption, therefore, is that the road comes with fewer hazards due to the shorter transits. But making this assumption can be costly for those that don’t properly insure cargo – whether by water or land.

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Jones Act Temporarily Waived as Puerto Rico Is Ravaged in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

Jones Act Temporarily Waived as Puerto Rico Is Ravaged in the Wake of Hurricane MariaCategory 4 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with a vengeance and caused unprecedented devastation to the entire island, destroying roads, structures and its electrical grid. To help get desperately needed supplies to the island, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), upon the request of the governor of Puerto Rico, this past Thursday waived the enforcement of the Jones Act for 10 days to allow foreign ships to carry aid to the U.S.

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Leadership Transition at Roanoke – Karen Groff to Assume Role of President

Roanoke Insurance Group is pleased to announce that Karen Groff, Executive Vice President of Operations, will assume the role of President as of October 1. Current President, Bill Sterrett will remain as Chairman. Karen will be responsible for the ongoing leadership, management and directional planning of the organization; Bill will assume various strategic assignments and remain on Roanoke’s Board of Directors as Chairman.

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Will High Tech Delivery Solutions Be Used Anytime Soon in A City Near You?

Will High Tech Delivery Solutions Be Used Anytime Soon in A City Near You?It’s estimated that e-commerce retail sales will increase to $4.058 trillion in 2020, according to research company e-marketers, making up 14.6% of total retail spending that year. This undoubtedly will add to the flood of packages being delivered to crowded cities throughout the world and to the race by forward-thinking logistics providers to adapt high-tech solutions to make these deliveries.

Global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in a recent report on urban commercial transport looked at logistic solutions that could make a positive impact on the delivery system into cities.

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