The author profiles the crime of container cargo theft and particularizes instances where theft was perpetrated by the professional criminal or, in many cases, by the consignor or the consignee. In regard to whether insurers are liable or not for loss of cargo, there are divergent interpretations, especially when there is no information as to where and how the goods had been stolen. Recommendations are put forward and include standardization of container seals and seal inspections, and a reintroduction of a system of automatic cargo liability on the part of the handling carrier or terminal.
- Conference paper
- Luck, K W
- International Maritime Crime Conference, 1st
- Location: Alexandria, Egypt
- Date: 1990-5-20 to 1990-5-23
- Publication Date: 1990
- Pagination: 5p.
- TRT Terms: Containerization; Containers; Freight security; Theft
- Old TRIS Terms: Containerized cargo
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00660904
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM