Building certainty in construction

STEVE KELLY | September 3, 2019

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Steve Kelly, underwriting account manager at Allianz Engineering, Construction & Power, discusses how brokers can best help their construction clients prepare for Brexit. The UK construction sector is heavily dependent on the EU for everything from labour supply to funding. With the Brexit deadline of 31 October approaching, brokers should act now to ensure clients are prepared for the potential disruption.

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Transnet is South Africa’s State-owned freight transport and logistics company and is the custodian of the country’s rail, ports and pipeline networks. Transnet is fully owned by the South African government but operates as a corporate entity aimed at both supporting and contributing to the country’s freight logistics network.

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