Container hijacking or theft is a serious problem when a shipper is moving goods through many jurisdictions - some of which are much less secure than others. The net value of commodities or cargo in just one shipping container can run into the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars. Depending on the location of the hijacking or theft, local law enforcement may be only rudimentarily qualified to intervene on the shippers' behalf.
This risk bulletin comprises a guideline for the shipper to identify the types of information that should be developed and included with any investigation into a theft or hijacking of a container or trailer. These guidance notes highlight the investigator’s role, responsibility and the basic information that should be required to pursue any loss investigation.