The third party logistics company C.H. Robinson Worldwide said this week it has bolstered its anti-cargo theft strategy by joining CargoNet to provide customers with sensitive and high value freight with a proactive approach to strengthening security.
CargoNet is a division of Verisk Crime Analytics, a Verisk Analytics company. CargoNet is centered on a national database and information-sharing system managed by crime analysts and subject matter experts. The system works on providing coordinated incident communications, recovery support, and deterrence measures.
“Shippers can mitigate the risk of cargo theft by understanding what makes commodities easier to steal and taking steps to reduce theft,” said Chris McLoughlin, cargo risk manager at C.H. Robinson. “Working with CargoNet allows C.H. Robinson to add another layer to our risk management security plan, which adds value to our customers and contract carriers through business intelligence.”
Through CargoNet’s information-sharing network, cargo theft event information is passed on to statewide law enforcement systems and several non-law enforcement channels almost immediately after a theft is reported.
“Protecting cargo and people is crucial in today’s market, where cargo theft remains a significant threat. C.H. Robinson’s encouragement for its contract carriers to also join CargoNet will have a positive impact on supply chain security and the cost of risk in North America,” said Anthony Canale, general manager of CargoNet.