The Cargo Security Alliance announces immediate availability of a new offering that recognizes the fact that palletized cargo comes in an infinite variety of shapes, types and sizes, and is vulnerable to a wide range of threats.  Therefore a customized approach is needed; there's no "one-size-fits-all" solution.   

CSA works with its members to understand the threat environment and their unique cargo and shipping requirements to design a protocol that mitigates the risk of opportunistic, "slash and grab" theft. CSA offers expertise and a variety of lightweight, theft-deterrent packaging materials and tools to secure and track palletized cargo, crates and containers while adding a only a small fraction to shipping costs.

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has launched a new entry level for its certification programs for transport and logistics companies looking to implement industry-leading security standards to help protect their customers’ goods from cargo crime.

Rail execs are beginning to explore the capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for a variety of potential applications — including security. More commonly known as drones, these camera-equipped devices can help crews keep closer tabs on tracks and trains from afar.

Thieves made off with less cargo, and the value of stolen goods also declined, a new report from FreightWatch International finds. 

Homeland Security Today asked Doug Brittin, Secretary-General of the International Cargo Association (TIACA) to explain why a risk-based approach to cargo screening is preferable to the one-size-fits all method.