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Piracy Attacks Off West Africa Coast Nearly Doubled in 2016

Pirate attacks off West Africa almost doubled in 2016, with the majority of incidents occurring off Nigeria’s coast, a new report said Tuesday. Incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea off West Africa increased from 54 in 2015 to …

Mississippi Legislation Targets Cargo Theft

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the Mississippi legislature recently considered two bills that would create a specific offense for cargo theft. House Bill 722, introduced by Representative Steve Massengill (R-District 13), and Senate Bill 2184, introduced by Senator …

Long 4th of July Weekend Prime Time for Cargo Theft

Though families use the Fourth of July weekend to reconnect at picnics and barbecues, cargo thieves are expected to take advantage of the long three-day weekend by stealing truckloads of nonalcoholic beverages, major appliances and copper. That’s according to CargoNet, …

NICB Pushes Legislation on Cargo Theft, Aggressive Contractors

Assignment of benefits, aggressive contractors and cargo theft were the primary focus of legislation in a number of states this year, according to Alan Haskins, director of government affairs for the National Insurance Crime Bureau. In a podcast interview with …

Business Moves

CargoNet and Florida Trucking Association Align to Mitigate Cargo Theft in Florida An alliance between CargoNet and the Florida Trucking Association (FTA) to help members reduce cargo theft risk and lobby for stricter penalties and more public resources has been …

Insurers, Law Enforcement Fight Cargo Theft With ‘Sting Trailers’

Somewhere in America, a tractor-trailer loaded with hidden surveillance equipment is parked at a truck stop or warehouse while authorities wait for thieves to steal it. No one is sure when, or even if, crooks will take it. But such …

Midwestern Theft Ring Busted Amid Rising Cargo Thefts

Cargo theft increased 11 percent this year, according to CargoNet, a division of Verisk Crime Analytics, and law enforcement is taking notice. Earlier this year, Tim Lynch, government affairs director, for the National Insurance Crime Bureau, spoke to Claims Journal …

Cargo Thefts Up 11% Over Same Time Last Year, July 4 Popular Among Thieves

Across the United States, cargo theft is up 11 percent in these rolling three months from the same period in 2014, according to CargoNet, a division of Verisk Crime Analytics, a Verisk Analytics business. California, Florida, and Illinois have the …

Florida Man Sentenced to 28 Months in New Jersey Stolen Meds Case

A Florida man has been sentenced to prison for his role with a group that stole prescription medication from a tractor trailer and sold it in New Jersey. A federal judge in Newark sentenced Martin Lopez of Miami to 28 …

Business Owner Pleads Guilty To Cargo Theft Scheme

A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo. According to an announcement by Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District …