TAPA to consider aligning PSR standard with new European Commission safe parking programme
TAPA launched its Parking Security Requirements (PSR) 12 months ago, a tiered certification programme for PPOs to help drive significant growth in the number of secure parking sites in Europe and the wider EMEA region.
October 28, 2019
By PLA Editor
The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is to explore the benefits of aligning its Parking Security Requirements (PSR) industry standard with the European Commission’s new Safe & Secure Parking Places for Trucks programme to establish a common solution to help tackle the biggest cause of rising cargo crime in Europe.
The Association – the leading Security Expert Network for everyone in the supply chain – agreed to look for ‘a common understanding on the best way forward for secure parking’ at a conference in Rotterdam hosted by TAPA EMEA for Parking Place Operators (PPO) and also attended by a diverse group of supply chain industry stakeholders.
Delegates at TAPA’s PPO conference in the Netherlands heard updates from the Association’s President & CEO, Thorsten Neumann and members of TAPA’s Standards Team as well as from Frederik Rasmussen, Deputy Head of Unit – DG MOVE, European Commission, and Ton Barten of Truckparkings Rotterdam, one of the PPOs already participating in the TAPA PSR programme.
TAPA launched its Parking Security Requirements (PSR) 12 months ago, a tiered certification programme for PPOs to help drive significant growth in the number of secure parking sites in Europe and the wider EMEA region. Designed by industry experts to meet the needs of manufacturers and logistics service providers, PSR also provides TAPA members with an online route planning tool to easily identify parking sites participating in the programme, alongside cargo crime intelligence to map the level of risk along their intended routings. TAPA’s database currently lists some 5,000 secure parking places in 10 countries in the EMEA region.