Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Shipping by Deck and Lid Freight Containers Can Deter Supply Chain Crime

For Absolute Cargo Security Nothing Beats a Physical Barrier
Shipping News Feature
WORLDWIDE – Although not always suitable for every variety of cargo there is much to be said for the unique shipping container types available from CakeBoxx Technologies. As the name suggests, the two-piece deck and lid designed containers offer something radically different which will appeal to anyone shipping high value freight as the lack of doors precludes the normal type of larceny which can occur.

This week the company is pointing out the astonishing fact that in the last week there have been over $1 billion in container-related drug seizures in major US east coast ports, involving world class, C-TPAT Tier 3 companies. Despite the most sophisticated security programmes the exploitation of intermodal shipping containers as a conveyance for illegal drugs, weapons and other illicit materials has never been greater.

More containers, bigger ships, increasing market driven need for speed - even the most diligent shippers are susceptible to the sophistication of modern-day supply chain crime, everything scales. The infiltration of drugs into the supply chain can happen relatively easily post loading of a cargo unit, something completely impossible once the two sections of a CakeBoxx container are sealed together.

CakeBoxx is the only intermodal shipping container with a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT) SAFETY Act designation issued by the US Department of Homeland Security and former acting Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and former National Chief of the United States Border Patrol, David Aguilar, commented:

"Billions of dollars are lost each year due to theft, vandalism, cargo handling damage and related delays. The unique CakeBoxx design is a transformative change to the shipping industry and offers a quantum improvement in security as a result of their two-piece, ‘no doors’ design."

No doubt that advanced data, process management and container tracking systems are invaluable tools for today’s fast-paced supply chains. However in the real world scenario of a busy warehouse there can never be a substitute for the physical security of the type offered by CakeBoxx.