During Q2, Overhaul reported that cargo theft in Mexico mainly targeted food and beverage products and building materials.

There were 5,178 recorded cargo theft incidents, a 6% increase compared to 2022. The central region of Mexico accounted for 62% of these thefts.

Thefts increasingly occurred at night, between 6 p.m. and midnight, with an average of 58 incidents per day.

In contrast, the U.S. experienced 240 cargo thefts in H1 2023, with California, Texas, and Georgia having the highest rates.

Types of cargo theft in Mexico included stealing entire loads from trucks (35%) and pilferage of products (31%).

Food and beverage products (30%) and building materials (12%) were the most stolen goods.

Violence in cargo thefts remained at 82%, but the level of violence used increased. The Arco Norte Highway in Mexico was particularly dangerous for truck drivers.

Cooperation between stakeholders in the supply chain is essential to combat cargo theft.

APM Terminals is investing $140 million to expand its container facility at Mexico's Port of Lazaro Cardenas, aiming to become a hub for the Americas.