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Cargo theft warning: West Coast port backlog ripe for cargo thieves, FreightWatch says

“As the massive backlog of cargo begins to release into the supply chain, the frenetic situation will be rife with opportunity for cargo criminals,” FreightWatch said in its warning.

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Cargo theft warning: Thieves breaking into trailers at truck stops, ‘pilfering’ contents

Cargo thieves have been breaking seals on trailers, opening the trailer doors to check contents, deciding whether the goods are valuable and targeting items “easily fenced,” FreightWatch says.

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Drivers urged to guard cargo over holiday weekend

Drivers should be aware of increased cargo theft especially at terminals and drop yards during Labor Day weekend, says Dan Burges of security provider FreightWatch International. Cargo theft rates rise an average of 28 percent over this and other long weekends, he says, noting that they “provide criminals with excellent opportunities to target, steal and transport goods to their storage locations before the product is even discovered missing.” Loaded trailers that are parked for long periods ...

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700,000 prophylactics yanked from cargo container

You just can't discount the humor in some cargo thefts -- long as, of course, it's not your load getting boosted. While in the cases of the zoo-bound camels and tiger heisted in Quebec or the stolen load of green highlighters in South Carolina there was at least a probability, albeit a small one, that a reader may have felt picked on, I feel pretty certain no one reading this post was the victim of ...

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FreightWatch: Cargo theft rose in 2010

Cargo theft industrywide rose by 4.1 percent in 2010 to an average of 75 cargo theft incidents per month, the most ever recorded.

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FreightWatch launches new security program

FreightWatch International, a logistics security solutions provider, announced the launch of its Authorized Intelligence Partnership Program. The program provides members the ability to use FreightWatch intelligence throughout their business units and for communications with vendors, partners and customers. “The key to a secured supply chain is awareness about the environmental risks and implementing a layered security approach,” said Ron Greene, general manager of FreightWatch International USA, based in Austin, Texas. “This program provides organizations with a ...

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FreightWatch offers information sharing program

The program provides its members the ability to use FreightWatch intelligence throughout their business units.

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Cargo theft increases 12% in 2009

FreightWatch International announced in its 2009 Annual Cargo Theft Report that cargo theft industrywide rose by 12 percent in 2009 to an average of 72 cargo theft incidents per month, the most ever recorded. Electronics, the industry most heavily hit by cargo theft, accounted for 23 percent of total theft activity, with an average loss value of $806,000 per incident, closely followed by pharmaceuticals. “Over the last year, we have seen companies increase their proactive security measures,” ...

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Cargo theft increases 12% in 2009

There was an average of 72 cargo theft incidents per month, the most ever recorded.

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