The news that cargo thefts at unsecured locations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region accounted for 173 or 85.1 percent of incidents reported in November 2017, is further evidence of the need for diligence in supply chain security, says international freight forwarding and logistics company, U-Freight.
According to the Transported Asset Protection Association's (TAPA) Incident Information Service (IIS), attacks on vehicles in unsecured parking locations now present the greatest risk to high value, theft-targeted cargoes, as well as to drivers and their vehicles.
Simon Wong, CEO of the U-Freight Group welcomes TAPA's efforts to create a robust network of TAPA-certified parking sites and acknowledges that it will need the active participation of TAPA members.
Wong says: "The U-Freight Group (UFL) is a long-standing supporter and member of TAPA. Several of our major logistics hubs in Asia have achieved TAPA security accreditation, including those in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.
"We are determined to play an active part in the development of freight security in the supply chain through supporting the network of TAPA-certified parking sites. We see the TAPA accreditation scheme as a means of proving that we are committed to maintaining a secure environment, preserving the integrity of each of our freight facilities around the world and protecting our customers' assets at every stage of the transportation process."