FreightWatch teams with logistics security firm

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FreightWatch International, a logistics security services provider, announced it has formed an alliance with Argentinean-based logistics security company, Assist Cargo, to offer expanded cargo monitoring capabilities in Latin America, allowing both companies to collectively expand their global footprint and expertise in the cargo visibility marketplace by providing managed services to protect high-value products in transit via land, air and sea – from Argentina to anywhere in the world.

Cargo theft in Argentina in 2011 almost doubled 2010 figures, with Buenos Aires Province being the hardest hit. Assist Cargo and FreightWatch International say the new partnership will ensure shipments are secure from origin to destination by teaming to deliver effective and sustainable logistics security solutions, leveraging international best practices and emerging technologies.

“FreightWatch International and Assist Cargo will improve the efficiency of its clients’ supply chains by delivering cost-effective programs that safeguard products from theft, contamination and spoilage,” says Barry Conlon, chief executive officer of FreightWatch International. “Assist Cargo is the most qualified partner of choice, and we are proud to serve the Argentinean marketplace together.”