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Shanghai and Ningbo Port Closures may disrupt $14 billion dollars’ worth of trade

Closure will disrupt $14 billion of trade and delay exporting of clothing and computer equipment too.

Container Yard closeup, port of NIngbo Zhoushan, China

Retail and Automative Sectors Hardest Hit by Ningbo Covid Disruption

One month of disruption to trade to and from Ningbo would amount to $17 billion of interrupted exports rising to $71 billion.

Container being carried at sea

Global Container Shortage May Cancel Christmas

Global shortage of containers creates a price hike for steel boxes that may lead to shortage of goods in the run-up to Christmas.

International Container Port at Vung Tau

Vietnam’s Ports Disrupted as COVID cases soar

Rising COVID cases in Vietnam are creating a large logjam at the country’s key ports

American Airlines Aircraft Parked at Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport Collision Highlights Parked Aircraft Risk

$110 million plane incident as American Airlines and Aer Lingus Aircraft collide in Dublin Airport.

Ship awaits at Port at Dusk.

Russell Group Models South Africa Port Accumulation Risk

South African violence causes $19 billion’s worth of port exposure at key South African ports

Port in China, the leading exporting nation in the world.

Russell Models Business Risk Caused by Global Port Disruption

Delays at the Chinese ports of Guangzhou, Yantian, Shenzhen, Shekou and Nansha caused by a rise in coronavirus cases will impact the exporting of more than $40 billion’s worth of ICBs, according to analysis by Russell Group.

Port of Buenaventura, Colombia

Colombia Port Disruption Highlights Political Risk

The recent political unrest in Colombia, which will not come as a surprise to political risk insurers and risk managers, has seen blockades in and around the port of Buenaventura

Evergreen container ship leaves port. One of Evergreen's ship is stuck in the Suez Canal.

Ever Given Ship stuck in Suez highlights business interruption risk

The Ever Given container ship currently blocking the Suez Canal has the potential to create more than $40 billion dollars of trade disruption, Russell analysis can reveal.

OVH's Strasbourg Cyber Data Centre. The scene of a high-profile cyber-attack.

Strasbourg Data Fire Highlights Cyber Threat

The Strasbourg data centre fire highlights growing cyber threat in the cloud.

A Maersk container ship leaves a port. One of the company's ships recently lost some containers in a storm.

Maersk's $1 Billion Shipping Incident

The average value of the items on the ship for such a route is around $1 billion.

Car Production Line. Semiconductors are becoming a key commodity for car manufacturers.

Semiconductor Shortage impacts Global Carmakers

The shortage will create delays in production for the likes of Nissan, General Motors, Toyota and Ford.

Insurers are desperate to avoid a cascade of BI policies arising due to the pandemic.

Reeling from Claims Inflation

COVID-19 has resulted in a large numbers of claims under business interruption (BI) policies.

Containers at Los Angele's Port.

U.S. Port Disruption could threaten U.S. Economy

The LA and Long Beach port disruption could result in billions of trade exposure.

Ship docked at a port.

UK Retail Giants and Engineering Behemoths Exposed to Felixstowe Disruption

A handful of the UK PLC household names are exposed to hundreds of millions of pounds of supply chain exposure in the run up to Christmas – and (hard or soft) Brexit – all at the key port of Felixstowe on the Suffolk coast of England.

COVID-19 disrupts Trade Credit Insurance

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact world trade, we take a closer look at the impact on Trade Credit insurance.

Cyber Exposure in the time of COVID-19

With many of us now working and socialising through virtual platforms, cybersecurity has never been more paramount.

Insurers Facing Growing Uncertainty Over Exposures From Grounded Aircraft

Speaking to the CII Journal, Suki Basi explains why underwriters need to be concerned about the increased exposure of grounded aircraft.

Geopolitical and Windstorm Perils Hit World’s Largest Ports with Trillion Dollar Exposures

Analysis by Russell Group shows that this disruption is concentrated within six of the world’s largest ports, which are vulnerable to increasing geopolitical and windstorm risk, with a combined exposure of $1.14 trillion

AM Best TV Interview: Airplanes Grounded During Pandemic Increase Airport Insured Value

With over 62% of airplanes grounded in April, the value of the top 10 insured airports has shifted, said Suki Basi, managing director, Russell Group speaking to AM Best TV.

A flight path through the Covid-19 pandemic for Global Aviation

Covid-19 has grounded most carriers’ fleets, creating a new ‘week-zero’ for the aviation industry.

American Airlines in “The Eye of the Storm”

By basing a significant amount of their fleet at Tulsa International Airport, American Airlines have a significant exposure to being hit by a Tornado.

$50 Billion Increase in The Value of Grounded Aircraft Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

The top 10 airports by grounded aircraft exposure have changed as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions according to Russell Group analysis.

Trade Falls but Ports Exposures Are Rising

While total trade has fallen across the leading economies by in the first quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19, there is a growing concern of rising port exposure.

Anybody want some Oil? Critical Shortage of Capacity as Oil Prices Hit Negative

Negative Oil Prices have accelerated a demand for storage capacity as the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic continue to cripple the energy market.

Coronavirus and Shipping

Despite the increasing uncertainty with regards to the financial hit to industries, Russell Group have modelled the exposure for companies and countries. In the first of these articles, we take a look at the impact on shipping.

Coronavirus Threatens $122 Billion of Chinese Trade Exposure in Q1 2020

The top ten Chinese companies, with combined revenues of almost $1.5 trillion will be exposed to an estimated $122 billion of connected loss exposures from coronavirus according to Russell Group.

Losses from Australia's bushfire season are expected to soar

Losses from the Australian bushfire season have risen to $300 million and are expected to rise even further.

The Russell Score

Russell Group CEO Suki Basi writes in Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence on The Russell Score.

$3.1 Billion Exposure from UK Ships in Strait of Hormuz, Says Russell Group

An event involving United Kingdom-flagged ships in the Strait of Hormuz could leave insurers with an exposure of $3.1 billion according to Russell Group.

Cargo Insurers can face up to $65 million in exposure value for Gulf of Oman attack

Cargo insurers can expect to face a large exposure value after the recent tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

Navigating the storm: Can the Lloyd’s Marine Market Survive?

The specialist insurance market has had a quite turbulent time in recent years. However, no other specialty class has had a tougher experience than the marine class.

CAT Modelling needs to change, post-Harvey

Hurricane Harvey demonstrates the need for catastrophe modelling to move beyond property losses.

Russell Group launches ALPS Casualty

Russell Group launch ALPS Casualty, a new casualty risk management product.

Insurance Markets Warned of 'Existential Threat' from Connected Risk

A high-level executive briefing on the perils of connected risk to the global insurance markets was convened today at Lloyd's of London.

How Connected Risks threatens the Insurance Markets

Our world is more connected than at any point in history. With a simple tap of the keyboard, multi-million-dollar deals are struck across continents and consumers can order anything from the world to their doorstep. We have never had it so good.

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Global Container Shortage May Cancel Christmas


AM Best TV Interview: Airplanes Grounded During Pandemic Increase Airport Insured Value


Cargo Insurers can face up to $65 million in exposure value for Gulf of Oman attack


Semiconductor Shortage impacts Global Carmakers


$50 Billion Increase in The Value of Grounded Aircraft Despite COVID-19 Restrictions


Ever Given Ship stuck in Suez highlights business interruption risk

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