Benjamin Meskin

Benjamin Meskin
Benjamin Meskin, CPCU, CLU ® , is owner and lead underwriter of Meslee Insurance Services, Inc. dba Cabrella Shipping Insurance Intelligence. A family business operating since the mid 90’s, Meslee Insurance was a pioneer in the industry and assisted in underwriting insurance and forming policy language for the first high value transit insurnace programs offerred by FedEx in the late 90’s. Continuing and building on that knowledge and working for related companies in the industry, Benjamin has leaned on his experience and knowledge to build Cabrella Shipping Insurance Intelligence core software which was originally released in 2012. Benjamin has vast knowledge of the cargo insurance industry and risks, both old and new, that threaten businesses worldwide.

Recent Posts

Top 10 Warehouse Organization Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Dec 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM

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Should You Use Amazon's FBA?

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Nov 29, 2019 11:45:00 AM


Those with e-commerce experience are probably aware of the frustrations that come along with the order fulfillment process. Receiving, processing, sending, and tracking shipments to customers can be one of the most challenging and time-consuming aspects of life for an online retailer. 

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Tags: #internationalshipping, #shippingsoftware, Shipping Insurance, Blog

[Infographic] What Clients Need & Expect from Insurance Brokers & Agents

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Nov 26, 2019 11:44:00 AM


Every successful insurance broker or agent knows how important it is to be attentive to the ever-changing expectations of their clients. It is always useful to gain more insight into how clients think and what the need to be satisfied. Check out this survey-backed data that explains the main risk management challenges businesses face, areas where there is a perceived service gap, and what employers look for when choosing a broker. 

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Most Common Questions Businesses Ask Insurance Agents | Cabrella

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Nov 14, 2019 4:16:26 PM


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[Infographic] How to Ship Jewelry Safely

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Nov 6, 2019 11:15:00 AM


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[Infographic] Shipping Insurance Comparison Guide

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Oct 23, 2019 11:30:00 AM


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Understanding Common Incoterms in Import/Export Partnerships

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Oct 16, 2019 10:48:00 AM



Organizing the import and export of goods, both domestically and internationally, requires a laser focus on details and the ability to adapt when things don’t go as planned. There are many parts of shipping that rely on completed paperwork, transparent communication, and an understanding of the hoops that need to be jumped through.


Ironing out all these details beforehand can make the shipping and payment process much easier for import and export partners. As the governing body of international trade, the International Chamber of Commerce has laid out some regulations for the financial responsibilities of buyers and sellers. These responsibilities, called Incoterms, are in place to regulate and streamline the financial obligations of importers and exporters.

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Tags: #internationalshipping, infographic, Shipping Insurance

Types of Cargo Insurance & What They Cover

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Oct 9, 2019 9:15:00 AM


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The Basics of Freight Claims

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Sep 26, 2019 4:46:50 PM


As a retailer, shipping valuable goods can be a hassle, and there are many things that can go wrong. There could be an accident with the semi, an infestation of bugs, or a weather event that water-logs your shipment for days. Freight insurance will protect you in most cases of damaged or lost freight, but not for all.

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Understanding FedEx Carrier Exceptions

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Sep 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM


What is a FedEx Exception?


When shipping with FedEx, we all know the quality of care and prompt delivery that comes with choosing them as your carrier. With 98% of FedEx packages arriving on time, unharmed, and to the correct recipient, an exception notification is not a common occurrence. However, when an exception does appear on your tracking notifications, understanding the terms and procedures can help you estimate your package’s arrival.  Read more to learn about the different types of exceptions that are possible with Fed-Ex's current protocols.


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