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Attention, freight forwarder! The goods in this country were stolen and lost seriously

TT Club & BSI, a mutual insurance association that provides liability insurance and risk management services to companies, recently released a report stating that in the context of the new crown pneumonia pandemic, blockade measures and economic recession have caused a significant increase in South African goods theft cases. The severity has become increasingly prominent.

According to BSI's estimated cargo loss, South Africa ranks first in the world. Among them, Johannesburg and surrounding provinces are the main areas where goods are stolen.

Data show that in the first half of 2020, there has been a significant increase in theft of goods in South Africa. According to the report, the congestion of cross-border trucks caused by the epidemic and the slowdown in customs clearance of freight have made goods more likely to be stolen.

TT Club stated: “In South Africa and other places, cargo theft continues to affect business operations and disrupt the supply chain. Enterprises should fully understand the potential risks. Safety awareness and proactive risk management are necessary steps to create a safe supply chain.”

David Fairnie, chief consultant of BSI, added: "This report details how to deal with this risk in South Africa, and provides preventive measures, including screening employees, implementing a safety management system and ensuring parking safety, etc., which will help Achieve a safer supply chain."