Australia experiences the impacts of cyclones almost every year. Cyclones frequently cause major damage to a wide network of industries. Shipping, transport and logistics can be heavily affected with significant financial loss caused by extreme weather events.
As we enter November which is the beginning of cyclone season in Northern Australia, AM&T’s Cameron Livingstone, an experienced mariner, explains how cyclones form, why they are so dangerous to the shipping and transport industry and why we could be facing a particularly difficult summer ahead.
The team at AM&T (Allianz Marine & Transit) has recently partnered with the Institute of Transport & Logistics at the University of Sydney (ITLS) to undertake an investigation into the risks associated with Cold Chain Logistics.
The study was conducted with the purpose of better understanding the current risks inherent in the storage and transportation of refrigerated goods and to identify opportunities to mitigate these.
This month, we shine a light on one of our team members, Cameron Livingstone who joined AM&T in January 2020 as a Development Underwriter, developing our business proposition with insurance brokers in our Northern Region. Cameron has spent most of his career at sea, as a seafarer on a wide variety of vessels and he now lends his marine expertise to AM&T adding to the premise that our knowledge runs deep.
The stage four Covid-19 restrictions now in effect in Melbourne are having significant implications across all business sectors. This includes our Australian cargo, shipping, transport and logistics businesses.
Last week, we said farewell to Robin Harman, who has been a valued member of the AM&T team for the past 8 years, heading up the Claims and Corporate, Speciality and Multinational Business areas. He has been a wealth of knowledge with over 40 years’ experience gained across the marine insurance industry in Europe, Middle East and Australia.
Robin has always personified AM&T’s values, in sharing his depth of knowledge, his focus on personalised service for our clients and his loyal support to the entire team.
We wish him all the best for a long and happy retirement. Before he walked out the door, we took one more opportunity to spend 5 minutes with Robin.