Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Freightwatch International: July 2009 Pharma Cargo Thefts

FreightWatch International (USA), an international logistics security company, whose expertise is in identifying threats and vulnerabilities to high-value supply and distribution chains, publishes a monthly Cargo Theft Report that contains some very interesting statistics and observations.

The July 2009 Cargo Theft Report is available on-line and outlines statistics and vulnerabilities of various supply chains, specifically reporting on pharmaceutical cargo theft incidents. In the July 2009 Report they list four Pharma cargo theft incidents worth tens of millions of dollars:

  • July 4th in Breezewood, Pennsylvania a cargo theft of pharmaceutical healthcare products worth $262,000.

  • July 9th in Forest Park, Georgia a cargo theft of pharmaceuticals worth in excess of $10,000,000.

  • July 29th in Plainville, Connecticut a cargo theft of pharmaceutical products of an unreported value.

  • July 30th in Effingham, Illinois a cargo theft of baby formula products of an unreported value.

XStream Systems encourages all within the pharmaceutical supply chain to verify and authenticate the products that they receive from all sources. XStream System’s solution of non-destructive screening of products within their sealed unit of sale containers protects inventories from nefarious sources of supply.

To view the entire July 2009 report visit Freightwatch’s website at:

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