According to the Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA), cargo theft incidents over the holidays are traditionally higher than any other period during the year.
In 2017, there were a total of 18 cargo theft incidents that were reported over the Thanksgiving holiday including a warehouse burglary of nearly $500,000 worth of whiskey. This is hardly a coincidence as cargo criminals take advantage of the extended “shopping” time.
Of particular note, California led the way with 8 reported theft incidents followed by 3 in New Jersey, 2 in Florida, 2 in Texas and 1 reported incident in Illinois and Iowa.
As the Thanksgiving holiday weekend approaches, take a moment to review these measures suggested by the IMUA on protecting goods at rest and at risk.
If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Lavallee at 781.332.7915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.