An unprecedented surge in international freight rates of up to 700 percent is putting many companies under enormous pressure and forcing them to take drastic measures to ensure their sustainability. In some cases, organisations are left with little choice but to find areas where they can cut costs when moving cargo. Many organisations are looking to reduce the expenses on cargo security. With South Africa’s soaring crime rate, this approach could have dangerous and unintended consequences. As a result, service provider Rhenus Logistics South Africa is constantly looking at ways to minimise threats and ensure the integrity of its customers’ shipments, whilst reducing costs.