updated 4/19/2011 2:16:41 PM ET 2011-04-19T18:16:41

JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CargoNet®, a leading source of information about supply chain risk, today announced the release of CargoNet Mobile for the iPhone. Available free from the App Store, CargoNet Mobile allows users to access up-to-date information about cargo theft, aid in cargo theft investigations, report cargo theft incidents, and contact the 24-hour CargoNet command center. CargoNet is a division of Verisk's ISO Crime Analytics unit.

"Cargo theft in the United States continues to be a major issue that touches all industries," said Richard Kirk, vice president of marketing and product development at CargoNet. "The CargoNet Mobile iPhone application is another key resource shippers, logistics companies, insurance companies, retailers, and law enforcement can add to their arsenal in an effort to mitigate cargo theft risk and aid in stolen cargo recoveries."

"Timely communication during a cargo theft or investigation is critical to the recovery process. By adding a smartphone application, we enhanced and improved the communication process amongst all parties, which should lead to additional recoveries," added Maurizio Scrofani, president of CargoNet.

Additional features of the CargoNet Mobile iPhone application include:

  • instant cargo theft reporting
  • ability to view monthly theft reports by commodity, day, location, and state
  • barcode scanner to identify ownership of recovered stolen cargo
  • latest cargo theft news
  • access to the 24-hour CargoNet command center by phone or e-mail
  • video explaining who CargoNet is and the services they provide

About CargoNet

A division of Verisk's ISO Crime Analytics unit, CargoNet® helps prevent cargo theft and improve recovery rates through secure and controlled information sharing among theft victims, their business partners, and law enforcement. CargoNet is centered on a national database and information-sharing system managed by crime analysts and subject-matter experts. By applying a synchronized, layered approach, CargoNet exploits the weakness of cargo thieves at multiple points. CargoNet offers integrated databases, a theft alert system, task force and investigations support, a tractor/trailer theft deterrence program, and the TruckStopWatch® program. CargoNet also provides driver education and incentives, secondary-market monitoring and interdictions, crime trend analysis and loss control services, and training. More information on CargoNet can be found at www.cargonet.com .

CONTACT: Susan Kenney/Jessica Riccardi
         MWW Group (for CargoNet)
         (201) 507-9500
         skenney@mww.com
         jriccardi@mww.com

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