Cargo Theft Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak

As 2020 began, the world experienced a unique threat to stability and supply chains as it grappled with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

As companies guarded their supply chains against the added threats to resiliency and transportation of goods, they also faced the persistent threat of cargo theft. Cargo crime has continued to affect supply chains worldwide despite the spread of COVID-19 across the globe.

So, as the need for personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, scrubs, and hospital gowns, significantly grew, so did the risk of theft of these essential items.

BSI, through its Supply Chain Risk Exposure Evaluation Network (SCREEN) tool, continues to record thefts of PPE at increased rates as hospitals and manufacturers of these critical items are focused on addressing the increased need caused by COVID-19.

Data Trends & Mitigation Advice

Our report in partnership with BSI gives an insight into the new threats, data trends and mitigation advice for NMU policyholders.

Download the full report

If you’re not already receiving our Risk Control Bulletins, NMU insurance brokers can sign up to receive our exclusive Cargo Theft report in partnership with BSI, using the form below.
If you can’t see the sign up form, click here.

By completing this form, you are opting in to our mailing lists and you agree that we may add your details to our database and use them to send you the updates and information you have requested, in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


News: Understanding the importance of Multi-factor Authentication: Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021

As we move into the final week of Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021, we’re taking a closer... read more


News: War and Strikes Risks Updates | 20th October 2021

Although various risk scores have been updated this month – as they are every month – there... read more


News: Wellness days – 1st and 5th November

As announced last year, we are giving all of our colleagues a well-deserved wellness day each quarter in recognition... read more