Criminal networks target major ports as infiltration and control are on the rise as

According to a new assessment by Europol and the Security Steering Committee, criminal networks are focusing on entering and controlling major ports such as Antwerp, Rotterdam, and Hamburg. These networks are using new methods of operation that necessitate the corruption of fewer people, such as the use of misappropriated container reference numbers. Maritime ports in the EU handle over 90 million containers per year, but authorities can only inspect between 2% and 10% of them, leaving criminal networks vulnerable. It is proposed that the public and private sectors work together more closely to fight organized crime.

Source of information – Port technology


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  1. This is a scary situation as the authorities can only inspect a small percentage of containers each year makes it even more challenging to prevent such activities

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