TAPA campaign in face of rising cargo crime

As cargo crime continues to rise, the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is launching a global campaign to double the number of TAPA-certified warehouse facilities to over 2,000 in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific in the next three years and to make a ‘quantum leap’ in the number of trucking companies operating in compliance with the Association’s Security Standards.


As cargo crime continues to rise, the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is launching a global campaign to double the number of TAPA-certified warehouse facilities to over 2,000 in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific in the next three years and to make a ‘quantum leap’ in the number of trucking companies operating in compliance with the Association’s Security Standards.

The rising problem of cargo crimes was highlighted by statistics from TAPA’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region which saw incidents in the first half of 2015 rise 24 per cent year-on-year, wiThincidents recorded in 19 countries in the region wiThaverage losses per crime of €149,635. For 2014 as a whole there were 1,102 reported incidents and while only 33 per cent of these thefts from the supply chain reported a loss figure, the total value of these crimes alone was nearly €75 million, producing an average loss per incident of €205,624.

TAPA was formed in 1997 to tackle the multi-billion euro problem of cargo thefts from the supply chain and today it boasts over 800 member companies globally, including many of the world’s biggest manufacturers and logistics service providers, as well as leading SME freight forwarding and transport operators, and other stakeholders.