Cargo Crime: Security and Theft Prevention by John J. Coughlin

By John J. Coughlin

Cargo crime―including robbery, fraud, and the passage of contraband via advertisement transport lanes―poses a tremendous possibility to safeguard and the financial system. via knowing the present equipment and operations of these who assault the provision chain, execs can layout powerful protection plans and legislation enforcement can accurately examine those crimes. Cargo Crime: safeguard and robbery Prevention is drawn from the author’s own stories as a legislations enforcement detective and manager and as a local safety supervisor for a wide multimode transportation and logistics corporation. The booklet studies rising traits, identifies felony strategies, discusses legislations enforcement reaction to shipment robbery, and provides top practices to aid companies stay away from victimization through shipment thieves.

Topics include:

  • The quite a few modes of freight transportation and the diversities in shipment crime task in every one mode
  • Methods of operation utilized by prepared crime syndicates and narcotic smugglers
  • The powerful use of private and non-private information-sharing partnerships to thwart felony activities
  • Known profiles constant in over ninety percentage of contraband shipments

Cargo crime is a severe challenge of freight transportation operators, brands, shippers, insurers, legislations enforcement, and shoppers. This ebook fingers execs charged with conserving the availability chain with crucial info that could aid them examine and discover criminality and advance a first-class shipment safeguard program.

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We need to watch this area for several more quarters to see whether it is a changing factor. In the past, cargo criminals did not show a desire to prey upon consolidated loads or mixed freight because variations limited their control over the products they were seeking. The increase in thefts of “other” Cargo Crime: Definition and Trends ◾ 25 and “miscellaneous” items indicates that they are willing to hit these loads now but the pattern seems to show that they are targeting mixed loads that they know have value.

Of those, 611 incidents for 2009, 813 for 2010, and 678 for 2011, totaling 2,102, were categorized as cargo thefts for the three-year period. The remaining 162 incidents were classified as frauds, burglaries, or robberies. The SC-­ISAC also issued intelligence reports to assist law enforcement investigations seeking complainants or information on cargo-­related incidents. Based on reported incidents, the losses of both cargoes and vehicles for the three-­year period totaled $414,960,152 or $197,412 per reported incident.

Providing security for specific commodities while in transit can be accomplished more easily with some transportation modes than others. Depending on what your requirements are, using the right mode can be the first step to providing a secure shipping solution for your product. The accountability for keeping goods safe during transit and in storage lies completely with the management of transporters and manufacturers. As goods travel through these various modes of transportation, legal accountability changes.

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