Cargo security is an important part of shipping operations since some aspects are frequently overlooked during transit. There are so many factors that could influence the cargo transportation process, and no one can be fully aware of them all.
Cargo theft has existed for millennia, from thieves assaulting merchants on trading highways to pirates taking ships at sea to bandits on horseback stealing stagecoaches. Trucks have mostly supplanted horse-drawn carriages, and bandits have evolved into well-organized multinational criminal empires.
There are so many precautions that need to be adopted to ensure the safety of the cargo. One essential precaution is training specifically for cargo security. It is not just about knowing what to do if there is a hijacker or someone who tries to break into your cargo; it is also about training employees on what they should do in case they see suspicious activity on their route, especially when malicious intention is unknown.
Companies should be aware of two types of cargo theft: when cargo is stolen from unattended lots and when identity theft is involved. Criminals frequently pose as genuine truck drivers and steal freight straight from shippers.
Cargo theft – a real problem
Cargo theft is a global issue affecting both consumers and companies. Cargo theft impacts every sector, every state, and means of transportation; therefore, businesses must take adequate precautions to avert theft. Firms take various steps to enhance their chances of preventing cargo theft. Deterring theft can be accomplished by using high-tech equipment to locate stolen cars or basic, low-tech padlocks on trailer doors.
In our worldwide, ever-expanding economy, supply chains are frequently extended across nations, regions, and continents. Larger organizations’ supply bases are now more global, outsourced, and linked than ever before. Economic volatility, shifting commodity prices, heightened financial crises, global demand for black market commodities, and increasing cargo theft are all factors playing a role in the industry.
Cargo theft is still a significant problem worldwide, particularly in the United Kingdom, where the numbers are at an all-time high at around £250 million per year.
High-value cargo loads, such as electronics, were initially the target of most cargo thefts. Once adequate security measures were implemented, lower-value cargo then became a target.
Here are a few tips that will help to improve your business security:
- Consider integrating technology to assist you in achieving supply chain transparency.
-Insider knowledge is involved in a substantial proportion of cargo theft, and carefully screening potential workers might assist in enhancing cargo security.
- Select transportation partners and intermediates with care since they will have custody and control of your products after leaving your facilities until they arrive at their destination.
- Conduct regular security audits and ensure that the company’s security procedures are followed. Instead of reacting to crooks, anticipate their movements.
- Because cargo thefts may be planned and opportunistic, consider in-transit security before deciding on a shipment.
Cargo security courses with Renful Premier Technologies
Renful Premier Technologies puts cargo security courses at your disposal that will help you improve your business safety. The Cargo Security course may be used as a foundation for personnel to execute cargo security functions.
What are the security courses offered by Renful Premier Technologies?
Renful Premier Technologies has several training courses made especially for your employees. Here are a few:
- 5 Day Container X-Ray Scanner Operator and Image Analysis Training
Target Audience: Security personnel engaged in Container X-ray Operations
This cargo security course is a unique blend of instructor-led classroom and CBT designed to equip all participants with the knowledge, techniques and practical skills required to efficiently and confidently detect acts of smuggling, revenue evasion, weapons proliferation and terrorist threats in Container X-ray operations.
- 2 Day CT X-Ray Carry-on Baggage Scanner Operator and Image Analysis Training
Target Audience: Security personnel engaged in CT X-ray carry-on baggage Operations
This cargo security course is a unique blend of instructor-led classroom and computer-based carry-on baggage CT X-ray screener training, designed to equip all participants with the knowledge, techniques, and practical skills to efficiently screen and risk-assess carry-on baggage on CT X-ray Operations.
- 2 Day Baggage X-Ray Scanner Operator and Image Analysis Training
Target Audience: Security personnel engaged in baggage X-ray Operations
This cargo security course is a unique blend of instructor-led classroom and computer-based baggage X-ray screener training, designed to equip all participants with the knowledge, techniques, and practical skills to efficiently screen and risk-assess baggage during X-ray Operations.
Why choose Renful Premier Technologies for cargo security courses
Renful Premier Technologies offers a wide range of cargo security training courses. All cargo security courses will allow you to earn various certificates and licenses that will serve as the best proof of your skills and abilities.
Our team comprises ex-security professionals who have years of experience in day-to-day security operations and training and software developers that are at the forefront of current technology.