Cargo theft isn’t a headline-grabbing issue, but it is a costly threat to businesses. Unfortunately, the chance of cargo theft happening isn’t contingent on the type of products being transported. Thieves target goods that not only have real intrinsic value, but also those that can be easily sold on the gray or black market. Although consumer electronics, designer apparel, wine and spirits, pharmaceuticals and others are recognized as high-risk products, there is a wide array of merchandise that is regularly stolen.

To best protect cargo in transit, businesses should implement solutions that combine physical and procedural controls. They should also apply a layered approach to cargo loss control that incorporates four key components:

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