Trucks Under Siege: The Costs of Crime and Insecurity to the Transport Industry in Papua New Guinea

This report looks at two locally owned trucking companies in Papua New Guinea and the risk management techniques they utilize to deal with the day-to-day risks of transport and haulage along the Highlands Highway. Risks faced include poor road conditions, corrupt practices, groups requesting compensation along the route, and a black market in stolen fuel. Risk management techniques include: insurance policies, electronic monitoring, mapping systems and truck modifications, utilizing road liaison officers, private security escorts, payments to police, workplace monitoring, and safe commuter transportation for local staff. These measures add costs to businesses which prevent expansion, prohibit new suppliers from entering the market, and cause consumer prices to rise.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 12p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01530957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 88651
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2014 10:15AM