DHL Resilience360, TAPA team up to reduce cargo crime 

Deutsche Post DHL Group’s tech subsidiary DHL Resilience360 and the Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA) have entered a partnership with the aim reducing cargo crime. The partnership will target increased supply chain visibility and security in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for Resilience360 customers and TAPA members.   Under the partnership, both DHL Resilience360 and TAPA […]

DHL Express doubles Tucson cargo capacity

DHL Express is investing US$2.8 million in its Tucson hub, this week releasing news of a move to a new service center three minutes from the Tucson International Airport (TUS), which would nearly double the previous facility’s size at about 23,500 square feet. John Fox, vice president and general manager for DHL Express said the […]

Cargo crime wave driving logistics companies into TAPA’s arms

The growing threat of cargo crime across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region has led to a record take-up of the Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) supply chain security standards. TAPA says demand for its Facility Security Requirements (FSR) certifications rose 16.6 percent, while the number of companies with its Trucking Security Requirements […]

Cargo crime in EMEA countries reaches a five-year high

Lock up your cargo. According to the Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) incident information service, the reporting of cargo theft and crimes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) reached a five-year high last year, with 1,515 recorded freight thefts, representing a 37.4 percent increase over 2014’s figures. The association said this reflects the […]

Global campaign launched to stop cargo theft

TAPA, the Transported Asset Protection Association, is starting a campaign to double the amount of TAPA-certified warehouses to more than 2,000 in Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region in the next three years to curb cargo theft. Additionally, the organization wants more trucking companies to be in compliance with its security standards. Established in […]

DB Schenker goes big in Finland

At a price tag of €57 million, DB Schenker has made one of its largest investments, opening what it is calling a “terminal of the future” near Helsinki, Finland. The facility, which opened June 3, will be home to 650 employees, in the Viinikkala logistics area, where almost all the major transport companies in Finland […]

Cargo theft a growing problem in EMEA

In 2014, losses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as a result of cargo theft totaled US$80 million, according to the Transported Asset Protection Association. The association reported an average of  three major cargo crimes occurred each day in 2014, targeting high-value, easy-to-steal goods in the supply chain, with an average loss of […]

The week in brief

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd (PACTL) gained certification according to the Freight Security Requirements of the Transported Asset Protection Association. It is valid for three years. The audit process included an assessment of the perimeter fencing and an inspection of the security systems. The Inter-American Development Bank approved a US$106 million (78 […]
  • June 19, 2014

Cargo theft gets more sophisticated

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) launched what it calls the most comprehensive supply chain security standards in TAPA’s 17-year history to combat increasingly sophisticated thefts. The new 2014 versions of TAPA’s Facility Security Requirements and Trucking Security Requirements are the result of a year-long review process involving TAPA members worldwide. “Organized gangs of criminals […]

Cargo theft: Mitigating risk requires game plan

Look up how many air cargo thefts happen per year worldwide. You won’t find the answer. You will find news stories such as the 3,600 iPad minis that were taken from JFK International Airport in November 2012, or the cargo that was stolen and thrown over the perimeter wall at an Indian airport in April […]