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The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) was founded as a not-for-profit industry Association in 1997 to help Manufacturers & Shippers and their Logistics Service Providers minimise losses from their supply chains resulting from cargo thefts.

Today, the Association provides a host of industry standards, training, incident intelligence, route planning and networking tools and opportunities which are used by member companies as part of their own in-house supply chain security programmes to manage risk and optimise loss prevention.

TAPA operates across three regions:

  • Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA)
  • The Americas
  • Asia Pacific

Global focus on the importance of supply chain resilience to national economies, businesses and consumers has helped to accelerate TAPA EMEA’s membership to its highest-ever level. This also reflects the significant rise in cargo crime – often facilitated by Organised Crime Groups – and the simple fact that, today, virtually all types of products are targeted by cargo thieves.

A study by the European Parliament has previously identified that cargo crime in Europe alone costs businesses more than €8.2 billion per annum. In other research involving TAPA EMEA and 12 other leading industry associations, businesses in Germany were found to be suffering cargo losses and damages exceeding €2.2 billion a year from an estimated 26,000 attacks of trucks annually.

TAPA EMEA’s more than 750 member companies and organisations include leading manufacturing brands and logistics service providers. The Association’s membership in the region also includes insurers, law enforcement agencies, security service providers, parking place operators, associate partners and consultants.

Benefits to drive supply chain resilience

TAPA EMEA members have access to supply chain security services and solutions ‘designed by the industry, for the industry’: 

Industry Standards

In the EMEA region, TAPA offers three industry standards and certification programmes, which are reviewed and updated by its supply chain security members every three years to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose to protect supply chains from current and emerging risks. The Standards are:

  • Facility Security Requirements (FSR)
  • Trucking Security Requirements (TSR)
  • Parking Security Requirements (PSR)

These are minimum security standards and are respected as the most effective industry standards for supply chain security. Further information can be found on the Standards section of this website.

Incident Intelligence 

The TAPA EMEA Intelligence System (TIS) helps members to manage risks and prevent losses from their supply chains resulting from criminal attacks. It provides insight on recorded cargo crimes to help members understand when, where and how cargo thefts are occurring as well as the modus operandi use by criminals in these attacks and the products targeted. 

TIS also includes mapping tools to plan secure transport routes by avoiding known cargo crime ‘hotspots’ and gives members the ability to see facilities, trucking operators and secure parking sites which meet the TAPA EMEA Standards.    

As well as ‘real-time’ information and a searchable database, TIS shares incident alerts and monthly and annual cargo crime analysis reports. 

Training

TAPA EMEA provides online training courses to support companies implementing its FSR, TSR and PSR Security Standards as well as other courses, such as Driver Training and Remote Virtual Auditing Training. More information is available on the Training page in the Standards section of this website. 

Networking & Communications

TAPA EMEA brings members together for annual face-to-face and virtual conferences and exhibitions. It also offers members monthly supply chain security webinars, special online reports, and a monthly digital magazine. 

Representation

TAPA EMEA is actively engaged with government ministries, law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies – as well as other stakeholder associations – to raise awareness of the impact of cargo crime and to seek support of its loss prevention initiatives. TAPA EMEA presents the collective voice of its members to highlight the true cost of loss from cargo crimes and the resulting impact for businesses, consumers, and national economies.

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Go to the Members area of this website to see the benefits of becoming a member of TAPA EMEA.

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