TT Talk Edition 61 - 09/02/2005
TT Talk 61 (101 KB)
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The second annual report on cargo theft worldwide, issued today by leading international transport and logistics insurer, TT Club and global provider of supply chain intelligence, BSI confirms the overwhelming targeting of cargo trucks compared to all other modalities.
Uncollected cargo has long been a challenge for stakeholders in the supply chain. Notwithstanding the attention, debate and advice around the topic, it remains at the forefront of logistics operators' minds. Every year the delay or failure of the consignee to collect cargo results in substantial storage, demurrage and detention costs. Such issues are invariably complex and require expensive management time to resolve.
Terrorism has become a sensitive topic and one that is increasingly demanding attention of the global supply chain. The threat is real and all stakeholders need to consider how to prepare.