All businesses will want to put a focus on security when it comes to their premises or warehouse, but what about when your goods have left the property? Protecting your goods during the transportation stage is just as important, as many things can happen between goods leaving the sender and arriving with the receiver. One of these threats can be freight theft. Your goods could be targeted and stolen during the shipment process, which is why learning about preventing theft during shipments is so important.
Here, freight transportation experts New Horizon Freight Solutions discuss how to minimise the threat of theft during any of your shipments.
To ensure your goods and assets are always afforded a safe journey with limited risk to your business, here are 5 protection tips.
Our blog page includes further security tips for your shipments.
During transportation, it isn’t always possible for a direct route, which means many routes may need to be taken into consideration. The less direct the route, the more at risk your cargo is, which is why it’s so important for proper route planning, including communication with all contacts involved as well as monitoring your goods every step of the journey.
Choosing an expert freight transportation company will help you to better manage your route in a secure way.
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To avoid any issues or hold-ups with your shipment, which could also compromise the security of your goods, be sure to check the minimum guidelines – security or otherwise – for every step of your planned route. This could be customs requirements or border requirements to take into account.
Security and risks are an ever-changing thing, which means your risk model should regularly change, too. An annual risk review is a great place to start for ensuring the security of your shipments. This risk review should include an analysis of your business and any reasons your business and its shipments could be targeted.
There will be a lot of people involved during the shipment process, and even though you might be in communication with business partners you trust, there’s always the potential for them to use third parties or temporary agents who you might know nothing about. Be sure to manage all parties involved, so you know who is dealing with your goods.
Putting an automation system in place to update you on your shipment as often as possible is important for visibility and for protecting your goods. This will enable you to keep an eye on the status of your goods, as well as monitor all partners who are involved in the shipment journey.
Ensure you conduct thorough checks, push for maximum visibility and arrange regular risk assessments to protect your business shipments.
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