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A and B deal in fight against freight crime

a&b insurance brokers, the UK’s leading expert in cargo risk protection, has formed an alliance with pan-European police access service EUROWATCH in its bid to help tackle freight crime.

The deal, which will enable a&b customers to receive a 10% discount per truck or trailer when they subscribe to the EUROWATCH service, is part of an ongoing programme of activity by the broker to raise awareness of the security issues facing UK importers, exporters and freight forwarders.

Dave Riley, director at a&b, commented: “Freight crime is a big problem globally, and accounts for millions of pounds worth of losses every year here in the UK.

“Professionals working in the freight industry therefore need to be aware of the latest figures and trends, and have the facility to report incidents immediately, no matter where they occur in Europe, in order ensure that their own business is not left open to avoidable threats in the future. Organisations such as EUROWATCH provide a valuable resource in this respect which is why we have taken the decision to collaborate with them in this way.”

a&b has over sixty year’s worth of experience in the cargo risk protection industry, assisting both general traders and those working in specific high-risk industries such as mobile phones, computer chips, precious metals and jewellery.

Having developed its own unique online insurance services for this industry, the company is renowned for its innovative approach to cargo risk management and is regularly invited to speak on the subject area at international events.

Key topics that the firm is currently raising awareness of include information control e.g. limiting internal knowledge of shipment content to avoid inventory exposure, operational security e.g. only allowing schedule changes to be implemented on control centre approval, and security maximisation i.e. gaining maximum benefit from security systems with minimum company disruption.

Dave Riley continued: “Our philosophy to business has always been to make sure clients are not only insured against the worst happening but are informed as to the risks they should be considering.”

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