Monday, February 15, 2010

Freightwatch International: January 2010 Cargo Theft Report

FreightWatch International, an industry leader in providing cargo theft intelligence through data collection, analysis, and customized reporting, released their monthly report on cargo theft for January 2010.

According to Freightwatch, following on the month of December 2009 where there were over 82 reported cargo thefts, the month of January recorded 64 reported cargo thefts.

By commodity FreightWatch recorded four thefts in the pharmaceutical sector.

The reported pharmaceutical thefts were a January 19th incident in Springfield, Michigan where over $500,000 of pharmaceuticals was stolen from a secured terminal lot. Two separate incidents in Colton, California that occurred on January 16th and the 19th involving an unknown value of pharmaceuticals. And a January 28th theft of pharmaceuticals in Newtown City, Illinois where an unknown amount of pharmaceutical products were stolen from a public access parking lot.

The issue of pharmaceutical cargo theft energizes the need for material screening of products within the supply chain, from manufacturer to dispenser, to properly protect consumers everywhere.

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