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March 11, 2022
Julie Ross, International business development director and Luke Evans, business development manager
European recalls rose in 2021 despite COVID-19 disruptions

As we enter the third calendar year of the COVID-19 pandemic, regulators are adapting to the “new normal.” As reported in our latest edition of the recall index report, product recalls rose by over a quarter (25.5%) across key European industries in …

March 11, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director and Luke Evans, business development manager
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February 03, 2022
Ronnie Adcock, senior vice president and Darin N. Miller, national marine manager
Collapsible shipping containers are making waves in the marine industry

While the marine industry is not historically known for being early adopters of new equipment or processes, market needs and business circumstances have come together to highlight one innovation worth keeping an eye on: collapsible shipping container…

February 03, 2022 by Ronnie Adcock, senior vice president and Darin N. Miller, national marine manager
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January 20, 2022
David Stills
senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
View 22: highlighting industry trends for the year ahead

Sedgwick’s industry experts and thought leaders are committed to keeping our clients informed on emerging challenges, opportunities and industry news. We’re excited to introduce our View 22 list, which highlights topics and trends employers, risk man…

January 20, 2022 by David Stills, senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
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January 10, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
Are there sparks ahead for electrical OEMs?

As electrical OEMs congratulate themselves on a bumper year for sales, many remain cautious about what 2022 holds in store as new right to repair regulations start to bite. In some respects, 2021 has been a good year for electrical appliance manufa…

January 10, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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December 20, 2021
Luke Evans
business development manager
Auto industry faces fallout from chip crisis

The struggle to source semiconductors is disrupting automotive supply chains, delaying production and deflating car sales. With the current chip shortage expected to last until 2023, automotive manufacturers face a long and challenging road ahead. …

December 20, 2021 by Luke Evans, business development manager
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December 06, 2021
Ronnie Adcock, senior vice president and Darin N. Miller, NAMS-CMS, national marine manager, senior surveyor
The holiday supply chain: 5 marine insights

Santa isn’t the only one experiencing fulfillment issues this time of year. Cargo ships floating off the coast, a lack of shipping containers, a shortage of truck drivers, and COVID-related restrictions are impacting individuals and organizations acr…

December 06, 2021 by Ronnie Adcock, senior vice president and Darin N. Miller, NAMS-CMS, national marine manager, senior surveyor
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July 16, 2021
Scott Richardson
executive vice president, operations, chief strategic & development officer
Property market and building trends amid the 2021 hurricane season

The construction and restoration industry has faced a unique set of challenges in the last year, including, but not limited to, rising material and labor costs, increased labor shortages and extended restoration periods. For those responding to storm…

July 16, 2021 by Scott Richardson, executive vice president, operations, chief strategic & development officer
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July 09, 2021
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
Can new techniques help fight olive oil fraudsters?

Premium pricing and high consumer demand for extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has long made it a target for criminals seeking to profit by passing off inferior or fake products. In fact it is now one of the world’s most adulterated food products with fr…

July 09, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
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June 18, 2021
Luke Evans
Green light for self-drive in UK raises risk concerns in motor supply chain

The UK is the first country in the world to announce regulated guidelines for self-driving cars on motorways. This means you could see cars with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) on British roads by the end of 2021. Many cars already incorporate…

June 18, 2021 by Luke Evans
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May 25, 2021
Graham Plaister
principal specialist – agriculture & rural
UK food and farming post-Brexit

The UK farming sector is at a crossroads due to major changes brought by Brexit. Fundamentally, the government plans to phase out any direct payments to farmers by 2022 and the funds from these payments will be redirected to environmental schemes. Th…

May 25, 2021 by Graham Plaister, principal specialist – agriculture & rural
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May 10, 2021
Ryan Gooley
Federal court suspends Prop 65 lawsuits, more litigation and activism to follow

A federal court in California recently granted a motion for a preliminary injunction suspending lawsuits against companies allegedly violating the state’s Proposition 65 warning requirement for acrylamide. The court is in the midst of deciding if the…

May 10, 2021 by Ryan Gooley
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March 29, 2021
Ton Schox
Head Marine Continental Europe and Marine Specialist Practice Group Leader
Assessing container casualties from the Ever Given Suez Canal incident

As of 29 March 2021, reports suggest that the combined efforts from rescue workers of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), salvage experts and heavy equipment to release the 400m-long container ship, Ever Given from the shoreline have been successful. The…

March 29, 2021 by Ton Schox, Head Marine Continental Europe and Marine Specialist Practice Group Leader
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March 15, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Fruit and vegetables send European border controls into overdrive

Producers and their supply chains are all aware of the global trend that is being driven by consumers around wellbeing. Those in the food and drink industry play a significant role in responding to it. Consumers have cultivated a deeper understanding…

March 15, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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