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RECORDED CARGO CRIMES IN EMEA UP 114.7% IN 2019 TO 8,548 INCIDENTS, WITH LOSSES EXCEEDING €137 MILLION

Recorded cargo thefts from supply chains in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) more than doubled to 8,548 incidents in 2019 and involved losses of products worth well over €137 million, according to the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA). The number of crimes represents a 114.7% increase over the previous year.

The incident rate is the highest recorded in TAPA’s 23-year history as the leading Security Expert Network for everyone in the supply chain and reflects criminal attacks on all modes of transport; air cargo, ocean freight, road freight and rail freight.

In its Incident Information Service (IIS) Annual Report 2019, the Association also reveals average losses for major cargo crimes of €536,889 and an average daily loss in the EMEA region last year of €378,058.

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CENTRAL POLICE SERVICES FOR TRANSPORT CRIME ARE ESSENTIAL TO TACKLE CROSS-BORDER CARGO THEFTS AND LINKS TO OTHER FORMS OF SERIOUS CRIME

Cross-border losses remain one of the biggest challenges for cargo crime and insurance investigations – a fact that is well-known, and...
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EUROPOL OPERATION LEADS TO 68 ARRESTS FOR €10 MILLION ‘FAST AND FURIOUS’ HEISTS FROM MOVING TRUCKS

An unprecedented law enforcement operation involving five countries has resulted in the taking down of one of the most active networks of...
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CYBERATTACKS ON SUPPLY CHAINS ARE EMPHASIZING THE NEED TO DEVELOP CLOSER INTELLIGENCE SHARING RELATIONSHIPS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Last year, Cybersecurity Ventures predicted that cybercrime would cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015....
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TAPA APAC’S ‘CORONAVIRUS IMPACT’ WEBINAR DISCUSSES THE CURRENT MANUFACTURING SITUATION IN CHINA

The global outbreak of the Covid-19 virus is still creating more questions than answers for both the general public, governments and...
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CARGO THEFTS REPORTED IN 17 COUNTRIES IN EMEA IN JANUARY – AND SIGNS OF A RISE IN MIGRANT INTRUSION DISRUPTING SUPPLY CHAINS

CARGO LOSSES IN 17 COUNTRIES IN JANUARY
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AMSTERDAM CONFERENCE TAKES A DEEP DIVE INTO THE OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

Experts from global manufacturing brands and specialists in investigations and digital forensics will take to the start at TAPA EMEA’s first...
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