Zurich, a leading property & casualty insurance provider in North
America and globally, announced today that it’s sponsoring a Risk &
Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) live webinar – Ocean Cargo:
Risky Business – designed to help risk managers reduce exposures and
minimize losses associated with cargo transport and storage.
Risk managers are invited to join leading industry professionals
including executives from Zurich’s Ocean Marine unit, on Thursday, April
15, 2010 from 1 – 2 p.m. Eastern, as they discuss:
According to Patrick Hickey, vice president of Marine, Global Energy for
Zurich Global Corporate in North America, complexity in supply chains is
the rule, rather than the exception.
He said, “Companies face numerous challenges when shipping locally, as
well as globally. This webinar will not only touch on the complexity of
the supply chain, but also offer suggestions that will help companies
reduce risks and minimize exposures.”
The webinar is free to members of RIMS and $30 for non-members. To
register for the webinar, go to http://www.rims.org
and click on education > webinars. To go directly to the registration
page, paste the following Web address into your internet browser: http://cf.rims.org/Template.cfm?Section=Upcoming&Template=/CourseDirectory/CDCoursesList.cfm&custom=webin.
For more information about Zurich’s Marine business, which focuses on
global customers, such as multinational corporations, as well as
domestic and mid market commercial customers, go to http://www.zurichna.com/marine.
Zurich in North America is a part of Zurich Financial Services Group
(Zurich), an insurance-based financial services provider with a global
network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well
as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872,
the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and employs
approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170
countries, including more than 9,500 employees in North America.
Zurich was the first overseas insurer to enter the U.S. market in 1912.
According to Highline Data LLC (NAIC 2008), Zurich in North America (www.zurichna.com)
is the second-largest writer of commercial general liability insurance
and the fourth-largest commercial property-casualty insurance company,
serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market,
specialties and programs sectors. Zurich’s risk engineering services in
the United States are provided by Zurich Services Corporation.