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.

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

Imagine you arrive at a facility to pick up a load and, checking in with personnel at the gate, the man in the guard shack looks confused, checks and double-checks his list of impending arrivals, only to tell you you’ve already been there. The load is gone.

It’s a situation that’s become more and more common over the years since the so-called “fictitious pickup” cargo theft mode drew enough attention in supply-chain-security circles to warrant specific attention.

The Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General’s Office in a new report recently declared that background checks of port workers by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) aren’t as effective as they should be.

That comes as no surprise to those who routinely go in and out of the nation’s ports.

Jim Stewart, a long-time port hauler and former Teamster recruiter said, “Any port is a terrorist’s paradise” and that “Homeland Security is a joke.” . . .