Gallagher News and Insights

Boaters should remain vigilant following cargo spill

04 June 2018

Boaters are being urged to remain vigilant following a cargo spill that saw 83 containers lost in seas off the coast of Newcastle.

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How proposed amendments to the Marine Insurance Act could impact your business

31 May 2018

The Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) has recommended amendments be made to the Commonwealth Marine Insurance Act 1909 (MIA) following changes to the UK Marine Insurance Act 1906 (UK MIA), on which the law is based. 

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The 3 biggest priorities for Australian transport

29 May 2018

The findings of the Australian Government’s National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities Report released on 18 May 2018 identify 54 priority actions aimed at making the freight and logistics sector more efficient and competitive. The Government anticipates the national freight task will almost double over the next 20 years. Is the industry positioned to meet the requirement?

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Marine insurance: the regulatory reforms set to rock the boat in 2018

04 December 2017

Regulatory reform is set to have a big impact on Australia's marine and logistics sector in 2018. In this short video interview, Gallagher's Marine National Practice Leader, Stephen Rudman, outlines what's in store.

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Lessons from the Drysdale fire: how to survive a fire at your fuel retail premises

30 November 2017

September’s terrifying Drysdale service station fire was a bleak reminder to all businesses in the fuel retail sector of just how swiftly disaster can strike.

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Leadership academy role for Gallagher marine insurance expert

28 November 2017

Stephen Rudman, Gallagher's National Practice Leader, Marine, has been identified as one of the next wave of Australian broking leaders and nominated to join the Zurich NextGen Leadership Academy.

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Increased marine cyber challenges on the horizon

29 June 2017

In light of this week's global ransomware attack, the spotlight is once again on cyber-crime and growing concerns on the preparedness of large, complex organisations to respond to an attack.

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Have your say on the future of transport in the Central West NSW

08 June 2017

Transport for NSW is encouraging residents and businesses to have their say in the state's future transport and infrastructure roadmap. 

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Industry weighs in on Senate drone inquiry

01 March 2017

A Senate Committee Inquiry into current and future regulatory requirements that impact on the safe commercial and recreational use of drones has attracted commentary from insurance industry bodies such as the Insurance Council of Australia and QBE.

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Cover your back! Insurance that every automotive technician should consider

16 February 2017

In our last article we looked at insurance cover that every automotive business should consider. But what about individuals? How can you ensure your livelihoods are protected?

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Arthur J. Gallagher strengthens marine risk management

30 January 2017

Sydney, 29 January 2015 – Gallagher has boosted its market-leading marine risk management capability through the appointment of two additional specialists.

Jim Metters, one of the industry's most experienced marine broking experts, has joined Gallagher in the key role of Principal Broker after a career spanning over 40 years at leading organisations including Marsh. 

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Essential business insurance for the automotive trade

28 November 2016

Insurance… It’s pretty hard to get excited about and, for many, it’s a total after thought. Don’t fall into that trap! Choosing business insurance for mechanics and automotive engineers is one of the most important decisions business owners in the industry can make.

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Truck driver shortage

19 May 2016

The alarming shortage of truck drivers in Australia is becoming an issue that concerns not only the heavy transport industry today, but one that will affect Australia’s ability to handle the movement of freight over the next 20 years.The fact that Australia is driving awareness in conjunction with international bodies displays a clear intention to improve safety and promote an industry that is...

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Infectious diseases and your marine insurance

29 January 2015

From time to time, the media bursts with the latest infectious disease outbreak, from food poisoning to ebola.  It’s a timely reminder that in these situations, you should review your insurance cover as it affects your directors and management team’s responsibilities to your employees. 

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