Cargo at rest is cargo at risk. Freight theft is an unfortunate but all too common occurrence in the shipping world. CargoNet estimates that cargo theft cost businesses $114 million total in 2016 and while the frequency of reported freight theft hasn’t necessarily increased, criminals targeting freight have evolved and become more sophisticated in their theft strategy. The improved theft tactics have resulted in more expensive losses per incident for business owners. How can shippers defend themselves? PartnerShip®, the company that manages the IMA Shipping Program, has created a helpful white paper explaining all you need to know about cargo theft:
- Commonly targeted commodities. What products are targeted most often and why?
- Hot spots for freight theft. Where are the most common areas with high incidence of theft? What patterns and industries do we need to look at?
- How cargo theft tactics are changing. What strategies and methods are being used by criminals?
- What you can do to protect yourself. How can shippers deter cargo theft in warehouses, shipping yards, and during transit?
Visit PartnerShip.com/CargoTheft to download the free white paper!
Cargo theft is a scary reality for shippers across the United States, and the statistics can be overwhelming. PartnerShip is by your side through your shipment’s journey. As the IMA endorsed logistics provider, PartnerShip works with vetted and reliable carriers committed to the safety of your freight. For more information or to get a free quote, visit PartnerShip.com/IMA, email sales@PartnerShip.com, or call 800-599-2902.