MRC Investigations (USA), Inc. was derived from a program at Intercargo Insurance Company called Operation Intercept. Intercept was created in 1996 to help Intercargo respond to cargo crime claims. During its four years of operation, it developed a nationwide network of ex-law enforcement officers to handle special cases from a criminal investigations perspective. Intercept saved Intercargo millions of dollars, but in 2000 the company was bought out and ceased to write marine insurance. It appeared as if Intercept was to be left homeless, but not for long.
Intercept had developed investigative resources all over the world. One of these, MRC Investigations of Oxford, England, had an interest in building a cargo crime investigations capacity in the United States. MRC (Marine Risk Consulting) was part of the Informa Group PLC, a large public company specializing in publication and information, much of which was provided to the insurance industry through its Lloyd's Marine Intelligence Unit. Informa decided to support the development of MRC in the United States, and MRC Investigations (USA), Inc. was born in January 2001. Since then, MRC has expanded its services throughout the Americas and beyond. It has responded to over 2,000 cargo crime cases, and has saved its clients over $100,000,000.
In December of 2004, Informa sold MRC Investigations (USA), Inc. to a private American interest. Since then ownership has encouraged the company to aggressively move forward to respond to an ever-increasing cargo crime challenge.
MRC Investigations (USA), Inc. is now the only multi-national company in the world specializing in cargo crime investigations and security loss control.
In 2004, MRC developed a team of experienced professionals to respond to our client's requests for Security Loss Control. Warehouse and distribution center security assessments, logistics security analysis and litigation consultation have become an important part of the MRC service concept around the world and supports our philosophy to provide proactive intelligence.
In October of 2006, MRC again expanded its services by creating a Corporate Investigations Division (CID) to handle the ever-increasing client demand on MRC to provide companies with corporate fraud investigations and litigation support. In conjunction, MRC implemented a surveillance network and is proactive in addressing Work Place issues.
With the addition of our Loss Control and Corporate Investigation Divisions, MRC can bring major corporations into the mix to provide a well-rounded effort to fight both cargo crime and corporate corruption.