Since the first of November there have been at least four “high-value” cargo thefts that have occurred in the mid-eastern part of the United States - that are worthy to take note of. Three of the thefts involved the same commodity (electronics). All are worth mentioning to everyone who ships – particularly with the Thanksgiving holiday knocking on our doorstep.

PCSC founder Chuck Forsaith will continue to lead coalition and provide information aimed at ensuring the safety and integrity of the supply chain.

 

Cargo trucks have become a weapon of choice for global terror attacks.  This Unclassified TSA Report details the Threat Landscape, Indictaors and Countermeasure

This from Chuck Forsaith of the Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC) is relevant to ALL interested in Supply Chain Logistics Security: 

It is strongly recommended that shippers confirm if destination facilities are in  areas that may be impacted -  and have alternate plans for secure staging locations outside of the storm’s path – that includes when it is expected to reach the south central part of the United States (Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc. It is also strongly recommended that shippers and manufacturers utilize all available tracking technology they have at their disposal to both monitor where shipments are, as well as to mitigate the risk of theft. In the event cargo is either pilfered or stolen, the ability to provide real-time, accurate location coordinates to law enforcement is an essential component to any successful recovery.

This from Chuck Forsaith of the Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC); obviously relevant to all supply chain activities in East TX and the Gulf Coast including Upstream and downstream Petroleum and Petrochemical industries. In particular, see information on "Rx Open", a free, interactive map that shows the location of open, closed and unknown pharmacies and may be used by citizens to locate open pharmacies, as well as by first responders and government officials to assess damages and gather critical information on Hurricane Harvey's impact on public health.