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Marine Cargo Insurance and its importance 
July 30, 2021

Marine Cargo Insurance and its importance 

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Marine Cargo Insurance and its importance  Maritime transport is one of the safest channels for the movement of goods, however, inevitably, there are certain risks that, during their transfer, can generate damage or even total loss of cargo. That is why it is recommended to contract or enforce transfer insurance for all goods. The purpose…

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Vessel accidents have increased, are you prepared?
July 15, 2021

Vessel accidents have increased, are you prepared?

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Vessel accidents have increased, are you prepared? It is  estimated that 3,000 containers have been lost at sea over the past few months alone. Compared to the 1,382 containers on average lost per year between 2008-2019, as reported by The World Shipping Council, that’s a big jump. What’s the reason for it?   Why are…

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Nine cargo security tips
June 17, 2020

Nine cargo security tips

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NMU have released advice to secure cargo and keep it safe while in transit. These tips should be followed in order to keep your cargo as safe as possible. 1. Know where your shipment is – Know where it should be at any given time, when it is stationary and when it is being transferred…

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The threats and opportunities of autonomous ships
September 5, 2018

The threats and opportunities of autonomous ships

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As autonomous cars feature increasingly in the headlines, it seems the world of shipping is not far behind. Currently, Norway seems to be leading the way with collaboration between international technology group Kongsberg and chemical company Yara, in order to build a fully autonomous, electric container ship. The Yara Birkeland, due to be launched in…

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Water damage – over 25% of all claims originated from this risk
February 18, 2018

Water damage – over 25% of all claims originated from this risk

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In 2016, escape of water contributed to over a quarter of all domestic property insurance claims, ranking above ‘weather’ and ‘fire and explosion’. Between January and September 2017, these claims totalled £483m – an increase on the previous year. However, it’s also an issue in the commercial space. The continuing rise in escape of water…

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Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business
January 29, 2018

Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business

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Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business   Simon Horton, Transportation Director at Ascend Broking takes a look at a hauliers responsibility for customers goods whilst they are in your care, custody or control. Hauliers are liable for loss or damage to goods at Common Law unless you operate…

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Cyber Liability Insurance Explained – Our Free eBook
January 21, 2018

Cyber Liability Insurance Explained – Our Free eBook

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Cyber crime is continuing to increase and so are the insurance products available to you from insurers. But not all are the same. So how do you know what the right coverage and risk management policy is going to be right for your business? To help you through this process Ascend have put together an…

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How to get the best price for your motor fleet
January 12, 2018

How to get the best price for your motor fleet

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How to get the best price for your motor fleet   Specialist insurance for the Transportation and Haulage sector needs a unique approach. It is important to engage a broker that has a specialism in your industry. They  must have the knowledge and expertise in your business sector and be able to provide you with full market access.…

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Engineering Inspection Insurance
January 11, 2018

Engineering Inspection Insurance

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Engineering inspection of plant and machinery is essential to ensure the safety of employees and the general public. It will also ensure your business meets the statutory requirements for workplaces in the UK. Evidence of compliance with health and safety law is very important if customers are to avoid interventions from the HSE. An engineering…

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Ascend Monthly Newsletter December 2017
December 29, 2017

Ascend Monthly Newsletter December 2017

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In this month’s newsletter we cover: – Ascend 24/7 – Launch of telematics equipped cars – Preparing for winter – What you need to know about GDPR – Cyber insurance – Simon Horton joins Read The Full Newsletter Online Contact one of our consultants to find out more on any matter. 01245 449060 info@ascendbroking.co.uk

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