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February 19, 2021
Global marine: Maersk boxship loses 260 containers overboard

Maersk reported its second significant container loss from one of its vessels this year. On February 17, the TEU Maersk Eindhoven experienced an engine stop in heavy seas near Japan while en route from China to Los Angeles. As a result, Maersk report…

February 19, 2021
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January 29, 2021
UK slow to report on product recalls in Europe

Last week [Week 3], there were 38 recall notifications placed in Europe, and 37% (14) of those were for motor vehicles. All but two of the vehicles are being recalled from end users. Germany submitted the most alerts (10), however five of those rela…

January 29, 2021
Blog
December 31, 2020
Global perspective on pharma and medical device recalls during the COVID-19 crisis

The global response to the coronavirus crisis put a bright spotlight on the complexity of global supply chains. But not only in the traditional, “behind-the-scenes” way we think about companies sourcing inputs, component parts and ingredients. It als…

December 31, 2020
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December 04, 2020
CAT response services: Nearly 2K containers lost or damaged

A violent storm with gale-force winds and large swells led to an estimated 1,900 containers being lost or damaged on the boxship, ONE Apus, during its voyage from China to Long Beach, California. If the estimated loss is correct, this single incident…

December 04, 2020
Press release
October 13, 2020
Vale Training expands automotive program with paintless dent repair certification partnership

ARLINGTON, TEXAS., Oct. 13, 2020 - Vale Training, a company dedicated to educating the next generation of claims specialists and technical experts in property and casualty losses through online and in person courses, announced the expansion of their …

October 13, 2020
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October 09, 2020
CAT response services: Chan-hom heads for Japan

Typhoon Chan-hom is targeted to hit Japan by the end of this week, with forecasts calling for heavy rainfall up to 100-200 millimeters near where the storm tracks in southern Japan. This can increase the risk for flooding and mudslides in the region.…

October 09, 2020
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September 23, 2020
Japan and South Korea escape major damage from Haishen

Sedgwick's Stephen Hope, head of major and complex losses in Asia, discusses the typhoon that was far less destructive than early forecasts suggested

September 23, 2020
Press release
August 02, 2020
Sedgwick appoints Takeshi Nagao managing director for Japan

TOKYO, 3 August 2020 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has appointed Takeshi Nagao as managing director for its operations in Japan. Nagao is a property and casualty claims …

August 02, 2020
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July 30, 2020
Europe buys €63million of Remdesivir to treat COVID patients

A monumental announcement was made this month [July 2020] when the European Union confirmed its purchase of enough Remdesivir to treat 30,000 patients. This follows a deal signed in June between the United States and manufacturers Gilead for more th…

July 30, 2020
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June 01, 2020
Automotive sales versus automotive recalls in Europe 2020

Considering the current economic climate we wanted to take a look at how car sales are comparing to recall volumes in the category to see if there was any correlation between the numbers. New car markets have contracted across the world, the only an…

June 01, 2020
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April 09, 2020
OECD’s role in global consumer product safety policies

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council last month adopted a revised Recommendation on Consumer Product Safety. It outlines what the OECD sees as core elements of effective consumer product safety frameworks. Boiled …

April 09, 2020
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April 01, 2020
Consumer protection in ASEAN’s roadmap to 2025

Regulatory frameworks overseeing product safety in Australia, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States are well-established. While the rules and regulations in each of these jurisdictions are evolving in response to new products a…

April 01, 2020
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March 06, 2020
Shortest month draws long faces as recalls add to industry woes

Spring might be on the way, but a spate of negative headlines has many automotive manufacturers still feeling the winter blues. Plummeting stock markets are likely to hurt new car sales as people hold off on purchases, while the threat of a global ou…

March 06, 2020
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January 10, 2020
2019 sees 11 per cent surge in recalls of motor vehicles across EU

Last year the volume of motor vehicle recall alerts across the EU reached 475 – the highest figure for a single year in the 2010s and a significant 11 per cent rise over 2018 (428). Data from the European Commission’s rapid alert system confirmed t…

January 10, 2020
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December 02, 2019
Volume of recalls in motor vehicles spikes in November 2019

In November 2019, the volume of recall alerts relating to the motor vehicle category spiked to 47 across the EU — the highest the category has seen since July. Data from the European Commission’s rapid alert system confirmed the monthly stats:…

December 02, 2019