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Version 203

4 January 2022

This is Version 203 of the JCC Cargo Watchlist. It was last updated on 4 January 2022.






Congo - Brazzaville (aka Republic of Congo) Elevated 1.6 from Elevated 1.9: The absence of significant incidents of non-state armed groups targeting marine or
 aviation assets over the last year indicates reduced capability or intent to target, and a lower risk to cargo. 

Egypt Elevated 2.1 from Elevated 2.2: Reduced risk of successful attacks on civilian aviation assets west of the Suez Canal because of a shrinking footprint of the
 Islamic State in north Sinai.

Ethiopia Very High 3.7 from Very High 3.8: Reduced risk to ground cargo in Addis Ababa and southern Ethiopia, as significant advances by pro-government forces will
 likely result in a conflict which is protracted but largely concentrated in northern Ethiopia.


LocationRiskMarine - WarMarine - StrikesAir - War/StrikesAir - WarGround - War/StrikesPiracy:only for use with JC2011/017 GCWL Clause 2011Cargo Theft
Afghanistan(Very high) 4.3  YesYesYes  
Argentina(Elevated) 1.9YesYesYesYesYes  
Bangladesh(Elevated) 2.1YesYesYesYesYes  
Brazil(Elevated) 2.1YesYesYesYesYes  
Brazil ( BR-116 Highway Curitaba- Sao Paulo; SP-330 Highway Uberaba-Santos port; BR-116 Highway Rio de Janeiro-Sao Paulo, BR 050 Highway Brasilia-Santos).(Very high) 3.3      Yes
Burkina Faso(High) 2.7  YesYesYes  
Burundi(Elevated) 2.3YesYesYesYesYes  
Cameroon(High) 2.8YesYesYesYesYes  
Central African Republic(Very high) 4.1  YesYesYes  
Chad(Very high) 3.4YesYesYesYesYes  
Colombia(High) 2.6YesYesYesYesYes  
Congo - Brazzaville (aka Republic of Congo)(Elevated) 1.6YesYesYesYesYes  
Congo - Kinshasa (aka DRC)(High) 2.9YesYesYesYesYes  
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)(Elevated) 2.0YesYesYesYesYes  
Egypt(Elevated) 2.1YesYesYesYesYes  
Eritrea(Elevated) 2.0YesYesYesYesYes  
Ethiopia(Very high) 3.7YesYesYesYesYes  
Georgia(Elevated) 1.8YesYesYesYesYes  
Guinea(Elevated) 2.0YesYesYesYesYes  
Gulf of Aden sea area and to 65° E off the Somali coast, bound to the north by latitude 23°30 N, and bound to the south by 12°S and in the Red Sea by 14°N(Elevated) 2.0     Yes 
Gulf of Guinea, in the sea area between 4°30'W 5°8'44.274"N and 3°6'13.966"W 2°20'12.8"N in the west, and 9°46'18.636"E 2°20'12.8"N (Cameroon-Equatorial Guinea border) in the east.(Very high) 3.3     Yes 
India(Elevated) 1.9YesYesYesYesYes  
India (Eastern and Central India: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkand, Orissa, Maharashtra)(Elevated) 2.1    Yes  
Indonesia(Elevated) 1.8YesYesYesYesYes  
Iran(High) 2.9YesYesYesYesYes  
Iraq(Very high) 4.0YesYesYesYesYes  
Israel(High) 3.1YesYesYesYesYes  
Italy(Elevated) 1.8YesYesYesYesYes  
Kenya(High) 2.5YesYesYesYesYes  
Lebanon(Very high) 3.6YesYesYesYesYes  
Libya(Severe) 5.0YesYesYesYesYes  
Malay Peninsula (Cargo theft from oil tankers in the Singapore Strait in its entirety and the South China Sea bound at 4°N to the north, 1°N to the south and 106°E to the east’.)(Low) .4     Yes 
Malay Peninsula (Piracy in the Singapore Strait in its entirety and the South China Sea bound at 4°N to the north, 1°N to the south and 106°E to the east’.)(Elevated) 1.9     Yes 
Mali(Very high) 3.8  YesYesYes  
Mexico(High) 2.7YesYesYesYesYes  
Mexico (Estado de México-Puebla-Veracruz highway; Estado de México-Querétaro highway, highways in Tamaulipas, Michoacán and Guerrero states, railways in Guanajuato state.)(Very high) 3.7      Yes
Mozambique(High) 2.7YesYesYesYesYes  
Niger(High) 2.9  YesYesYes  
Nigeria(Very high) 3.3YesYesYesYesYes  
North Korea(Elevated) 1.9YesYesYesYesYes  
Occupied Palestinian Territory(Severe) 4.5YesYesYesYesYes  
Pakistan(High) 2.5YesYesYesYesYes  
Persian or Arabian Gulf and adjacent waters including the Gulf of Oman west of Longitude 58°E(Very high) 3.5YesYes     
Peru(Elevated) 2.0YesYesYesYesYes  
Qatar(High) 2.4YesYesYesYesYes  
Russia(Elevated) 1.8YesYesYesYesYes  
Russia (Ground: within 200km of the land border with Ukraine. Marine: Black Sea coast within territorial waters.)(Elevated) 1.8YesYes  Yes  
Russia (North Caucasus Federal District, less Stavropol Territory)(Elevated) 1.8  YesYesYes  
Saudi Arabia(Very high) 3.2YesYesYesYesYes  
Somalia(Very high) 3.8YesYesYesYesYes  
South Korea(Elevated) 1.8YesYesYesYesYes  
South Sudan(Very high) 3.2  YesYesYes  
Sudan(High) 2.8YesYesYesYesYes  
Syria(Severe) 4.6YesYesYesYesYes  
Turkey(Elevated) 2.1YesYesYesYesYes  
Ukraine(High) 2.7YesYesYesYesYes  
Ukraine (Ground: Donbass conflict zone; Marine: Black Sea coast and Sea of Azov within territorial waters)(High) 2.7YesYes  Yes  
United Arab Emirates(High) 2.5YesYesYesYesYes  
Venezuela(High) 2.4YesYesYesYesYes  
Yemen(Severe) 5.5YesYesYesYesYes  
Yemen (Marine: Territorial Waters)(Severe) 6.0YesYes     

‘Risk’ indicates overall country risk. Subsequent columns specify whether or not there is a particular risk to cargo assets in the category quoted.

What is the Risk Scale?

6.5 And AboveExtreme
4.4 to 6.4Severe
3.2 to 4.3Very high
2.4 to 3.1High
1.6 to 2.3Elevated
0.8 to 1.5Moderate
0 to 0.7Low

The risk scale ranges from 0 - 10. The scores enable the comparison of risk between location, providing a greater degree of precision than risk bands alone (e.g. Extreme). Each risk band has been colour coded to be consistent with the system used by IHS Country Risk

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