Friday, July 16, 2010

FreightWatch International: June 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 June 2010.

FreightWatch recorded 54 cargo theft incidents in North America during June; a decrease of 14% from May.

By commodity, pharmaceuticals experienced one incident in June, one less than in May. However the in subsequent follow up reports may prove that were more stolen cargo than initially reported in this particular incident.

The one pharmaceutical theft in the report is:

• The June 25th trailer theft of a trailer of pharmaceutical products in Glade Springs, Virginia with an unreported value. This theft was quickly recovered because of tracking devices placed within the stolen cargo. The theft was reported in Secure Pharma Chain Blog.

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.

As the value and prevalence increases, so too does the potential risk to consumers.

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