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Citing BSI’s Global Supply Chain Intelligence Report, Supply Management says terrorism in Europe and cargo theft in the Americas presented the biggest risks to supply chains in 2016. Last year, Rio de Janeiro recorded 9,870 incidents of cargo theft – a whopping rise of 36%. The reported says with Brazil taking “minimal steps” to curb the rate of theft there could be another rise this year. Meanwhile, July’s terrorist attack in Nice, and a similar incident in Berlin in December underscored “the threat that terrorists will exploit the supply chain to perpetrate attacks”, with both cases involving the use of cargo trucks being rammed into crowds of civilians.

 

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