Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy Causes Turmoil in Global Sea Freight

Crawford & Company® reported today that it continues to receive a steady stream of claims from owners of cargo affected by the insolvency of shipping company Hanjin. Hanjin Shipping was Korea’s largest container carrier and one of the world’s top-10 container carriers—transporting more than 100 million tons of cargo annually. Its fleet consists of about…

Crawford Teams Help Those Affected by November Earthquake in New Zealand

Caution Exercised while Evaluating Damage Crawford & Company® adjusters responding to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand in November have identified transport dependency and extensive area damage as significant themes influencing the claim landscape. With teams deployed from four hub locations, work has been underway since emergency services lifted curfews. According to Dean Garrod,…

Ponder the Possibility: What if London Flooded?

WHAT IF… a great flood of London occurred today? Aging flood protection infrastructure, climate change and the prospect of a ‘perfect storm’ make this scenario much more likely than a repeat of the Great Fire of 1666, which our industry commemorated earlier this month. In this briefing, Crawford & Company® imagines what might happen if…

Are Corporates Taking Environmental Risk Seriously Enough?

In our sixth exclusive extract from Crawford & Company®’s new report, Scenario planning and adapting to emerging risks—a risk manager’s essential guide, we reveal what aspects of environmental liability could create the greatest exposures for risk managers. When you look at which risk management trends are generating the most headlines, it seems that environmental pollution…

Tips on Managing International Deployments in Response to Catastrophic Events

The following article is co-authored by Dan Daniel, Crawford®’s vice president of Business Development & Client Relations, U.S. Property & Casualty; and Mike Koch, Crawford Canada’s national property & catastrophe manager. Mike has written two other recent blog posts: one on documenting hailstorm damage; the other on the best way to prepare for catastrophe deployment. …

Cyber: The Angle of Attack

In our fifth exclusive extract from Crawford & Company®’s new report, Scenario planning and adapting to emerging risks—a risk manager’s essential guide, we look at the strategies in play as corporates fight the growing threat of cyber-attack. The corporate world has passed several uncomfortable milestones in recent years, as the threat of cyber-attack becomes a…