• The New Cold War

    Climate change is opening up a new Arctic shipping route. This and other changing conditions are driving marine insurers into a world of unknowns.

    In late September 2018, the Venta Maersk arrived at the port of Saint Petersburg, Russia, following a five-week voyage from South Korea through Arctic waters north of Siberia. It was a significant milestone, the first container ship from Maersk to successfully navigate the Northern Sea Route.

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  • Budding Business

    Marijuana business insurance is growing in sophistication but features the hallmarks of emerging coverage.

    The marijuana field is blossoming and appears ripe for the picking. Legal cannabis has fueled one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, with sales expected to surge from $10.5 billion in 2018 to $22 billion in 2022, according to a report released in January by Arcview Market Research in partnership with BDS Analytics.

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  • Beyond Words

    Since the invention of the printing press, printing has pretty much been words or images on paper. 3-D Printing changes the game.

    Access to affordable housing, or lack thereof, is one of the socioeconomic factors affecting the health of people living in poverty. Building new homes in impoverished communities is expensive and labor intensive, but 3-D printing may be on the verge of offering a plausible solution to this problem.

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