C.H. Robinson Strengthens Anti-Cargo Theft Strategy

By providing coordinated incident communications, recovery support and deterrence measures, C.H. Robinson and CargoNet help prevent cargo theft


Eden Prairie, Minn.Oct. 3, 2013C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the world’s largest logistics companies, bolsters its anti-cargo theft strategy by joining CargoNet to provide customers with a proactive approach to strengthening security around sensitive and high-value product freight. 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. By providing coordinated incident communications, recovery support and deterrence measures, CargoNet helps its members prevent cargo theft and improve chances of recovery. CargoNet members benefit from an extensive law enforcement network of more than 120,000 officers and agents spanning more than 9,000 agencies in the United States and Canada.

Organized groups rather than opportunistic individuals typically commit cargo theft. Through proactive utilization of theft data, trends and hotspots, C.H. Robinson leverages and incorporates data from CargoNet and internal sources to provide supply chain decision-making intelligence on areas to avoid and how to better manage supply chains.

“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. CargoNet ensures law enforcement can efficiently find critical information to help solve complex investigations, identify perpetrators and recover stolen product.

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