Daily Archives: March 31, 2013

If You Don’t Have Earthquake or Hurricane Insurance for Your Supply Chain

Get it now!

This recent graphic from Swiss Re that charts the amount of insured losses per year since 1970 clearly demonstrates that the bulk of losses were due to weather-related causes or earthquakes, with the biggest losses directly attributable to earthquakes and hurricanes. In the last forty-two years, only one year had significant losses not due to an earthquake or a weather related phenomenon, and that was the year of the September 11th attacks. Except for these attacks, losses from mad-mad disasters never exceeded 10 Billion, even in years where losses exceeded 120 Billion. So while it’s a good idea to have the standard insurance suite of fire, theft, and liability — where your supply chain is concerned, a natural (weather-related) disaster is going to be MUCH more costly.

The Cost of Catastrophes