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Meet the team

Helen Steadman

Head of Cargo

Helen is the Head of Cargo at AXIS. She began her career in Cargo insurance in 1997 as a graduate trainee with Willis Faber & Dumas. After ten years on the broking side, she switched to underwriting in 2007. She joined Novae Underwriting as Head of Cargo in 2016, which was then bought by AXIS in 2017.

Specialties include:

  • Satellite and pre-launch risks
  • Project Cargo

Frank Romeo

Head of Marine Cargo, US

Frank is Head of Marine Cargo, US at AXIS. He is a seasoned marine insurance professional with more than 15 years of underwriting experience across US and multinational programs at major global carriers. He joins from AIG where he spent almost six years as a senior marine underwriting specialist.

Specialties include:

  • Shipper's Interest
  • Stock Throughput

A diverse risk portfolio

From everyday Cargo transportation to more specialized risks, our skilled team has the capabilities to effectively handle a wide range of situations.

Covering a distributor’s supply chain

A distributor supplying various retail stores across the U.S. sources from suppliers across Asia.

The goods will be collected by local couriers or carriers in order to be delivered to U.S. retail stores. The shipping container is then loaded aboard a container vessel for a voyage to the U.S. which will typically take four to six weeks.

Upon arrival at a port in the U.S., the container is unloaded and passes through customs. Once cleared by customs, the shipping container is collected by a haulier and taken to a distribution center where it is unloaded and goods stacked on racks. These goods will then be used to complete sale orders.

The goods will be collected by local couriers/carriers in order to be delivered within the U.S. to the retail stores. The goods are covered throughout its voyage from the manufacturers right through until delivery to the final retail stores. The AXIS stock throughput coverage can protect the distributor’s interests at each stage of the voyage, including associated storage.

Handling complex risk from factory to launch pad

A satellite manufacturer wins a contract to provide a constellation of smaller satellites to the commercial sector for broadband and GPS functionality.

For a business in this industry, the main risks are in relation to the precision work that takes place in the clean room assembly areas and during testing, which can encompass vibration and heat tests. Risk also occurs while the satellite is at the launch pad and on board the selected launch vehicle, which is fueled and ready to go.

For these types of risks, AXIS Cargo can cover the inward transit of the component parts followed by the assembly, integration and testing of each of the satellites while at the manufacturer’s premises. Coverage can be extended to the transit of the finished satellites to the launch pad until the moment of intentional ignition on board the launch vehicle.

Covering a distributor’s supply chain

Handling complex risk from factory to launch pad

A distributor supplying various retail stores across the U.S. sources from suppliers across Asia.

The goods will be collected by local couriers or carriers in order to be delivered to U.S. retail stores. The shipping container is then loaded aboard a container vessel for a voyage to the U.S. which will typically take four to six weeks.

Upon arrival at a port in the U.S., the container is unloaded and passes through customs. Once cleared by customs, the shipping container is collected by a haulier and taken to a distribution center where it is unloaded and goods stacked on racks. These goods will then be used to complete sale orders.

The goods will be collected by local couriers/carriers in order to be delivered within the U.S. to the retail stores. The goods are covered throughout its voyage from the manufacturers right through until delivery to the final retail stores. The AXIS stock throughput coverage can protect the distributor’s interests at each stage of the voyage, including associated storage.

A satellite manufacturer wins a contract to provide a constellation of smaller satellites to the commercial sector for broadband and GPS functionality.

For a business in this industry, the main risks are in relation to the precision work that takes place in the clean room assembly areas and during testing, which can encompass vibration and heat tests. Risk also occurs while the satellite is at the launch pad and on board the selected launch vehicle, which is fueled and ready to go.

For these types of risks, AXIS Cargo can cover the inward transit of the component parts followed by the assembly, integration and testing of each of the satellites while at the manufacturer’s premises. Coverage can be extended to the transit of the finished satellites to the launch pad until the moment of intentional ignition on board the launch vehicle.

Case study examples may be based on actual cases, composites of actual cases or hypothetical scenarios and are provided for illustrative purposes only. Cover provided depends on the facts and circumstances of the risk, the terms and conditions of the policy as issued, and applicable law. The information is intended for use by licensed insurance producers and is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation to buy, any insurance product for a particular insured. Policy terms, conditions or exclusions may vary. No insurance product is offered or will be sold in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful. Coverages are underwritten in the U.S. admitted market by AXIS Insurance Company (NAIC # 37273), a Chicago, Illinois property and casualty insurer licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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