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TT Club brings cargo theft to life

[ October 26, 2021   //   ]

Insurance provider TT Club has launched a series of animations to highlight dangers in the supply chain. The seven animations illustrate in graphic form a variety of theft techniques including driver attacks, impersonating personnel, exploiting inadequate perimeter fencing and theft from moving vehicles.

TT Club’s managing director of loss prevention, Mike Yarwood, said:  “Cargo loss through theft or criminal damage has always been a concern but the current stresses and strains on supply chains across the world make security an even higher priority for operators and cargo owners alike. Cargo congestion, delays, longer dwell times and shortage of secure storage facilities all mean the opportunities for criminals increase. Alterations to well established transport procedures or ‘work arounds’ also bring heightened risk.”

“One certainty within the unpredictable dynamics of our modern cargo environment is that freight crime pays,” stresses Mike Yarwood.  “This motivates criminals to maintain and expand their activities, constantly striving to identify and target low-risk high-value goods to acquire via a diverse variety of methods.  We must ramp up our vigilance and communicate effectively with those at risk.”

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