Trucks on the highwayAlthough jamming devices are generally rarely used in cargo thefts, there have been multiple such incidents in the south eastern US in the last few months, according to Freightwatch International.

 

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.