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How Does Video Surveillance Help Reduce Cargo Theft?

Posted by Sean Murphy on September 16, 2021

It wasn't until the Suez Canal incident that the world saw just how important it is to move cargo safely and securely. One container ship's blocking 422 ships from passing through the Suez Canal for two weeks cost an estimated $400 million an hour in goods according to Lloyd's…

How Can Fleets Protect Themselves from Cargo Theft?

Posted by Sean Murphy on July 27, 2021

Here’s some good news: Compared to the same period last year, supply chain theft numbers dropped in the first quarter of 2021 per a press release from CargoNet. Before you breathe a sigh of relief, consider this. USA Today references a different CargoNet report, which reveals…

Bombs Bursting in Air Gave Cargo Thieves Time for Crime

Posted by Sean Murphy on July 14, 2021

When a national holiday rolls around, one thing is certain: businesses close. In the cargo world, this means commodities, equipment, tools and other valuables are left alone and unattended by employees, leaving a wide-open door for thieves. Having just celebrated the Fourth of…

Teen Trespassers Corralled by Police and On-Site Guard

Posted by Sean Murphy on July 6, 2021

Fences, gates and lighting can all act as a layer of security to industrial properties. It’s when trespassers get beyond these layers or think that illuminating their malicious activities doesn’t matter that live video monitoring picks up the slack. Such was the case when a…

Trespasser Hides Inside Large Traffic Cone Trying to Elude Police

Posted by Sean Murphy on June 30, 2021

In general, trespassing onto a construction site is a crime in most states. The trespass could cost the construction company in terms of project completion time as well as monetary loss associated with possible theft of building supplies, equipment and more. Live, remote…

Cargo, Supply Chain Theft a Game of Strategy and Deception

Posted by Sean Murphy on June 25, 2021

Strategic and deceptive are two important ways to describe cargo/supply chain theft. Criminals strategize on tactics that they believe will be most successful and determine perfect timing to commit theft. They also conceive ways and carry them out to trick or hoodwink police and…

Cargo Handlers Arrested for Stealing Gold Bars

Posted by Sean Murphy on June 3, 2021

Two cargo handlers were arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for stealing four gold bars worth around $224,000. The men worked for a cargo handling firm that provides services for the airport. The gold, part of a 2,000-bar shipment from a Canadian bank, were…

4 Steps to Take with Industrial Security to Protect Its Assets

Posted by Sean Murphy on May 26, 2021

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a mission to ensure employees work in a safe and healthy environment. It does this by setting and enforcing standards. Hence, industrial manufacturing facilities must prioritize safety, but not just the safety of…