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VOLUNTEERS WANTED! MORE ‘PSR AMBASSADORS’ NEEDED TO MEET DEMAND FROM SECURE TRUCK PARKING SITES

TAPA’s Parking Security Requirements (PSR) are now firmly established as the fastest-growing secure truck parking industry standard … but the Association is now calling for more members to volunteer as PSR Ambassadors to accelerate its growth and to meet demand from many more Parking Place Operators (PPOs) interested in adopting the TAPA Standard.

There are already over 7,300 TAPA-approved secure truck parking places in the Association’s Security Parking Online Tool (SPOT) database at 71 locations in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain and the United Kingdom. Many more sites are in the process of joining.

Vigilant spoke to TAPA EMEA’s new PSR Lead, Ionel Popa, for a progress report…

Remind us why PSR is so important to the resilience of supply chains?

The...

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POLICE FIND €2 MILLION OF ANTIQUE BOOKS STOLEN FROM A UK WAREHOUSE BURIED UNDERGROUND AT A HOUSE IN ROMANIA

A European police operation has recovered €2 million of antiquarian books stolen from a warehouse close to London Heathrow in 2017. They...
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LOCKDOWN INSPIRES ORGANISED CRIME GROUPS WITH €85 MILLION OF PRODUCTS STOLEN IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2020

The activities of cargo thieves in Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA) in the first half of 2020 were most certainly curtailed by the...
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TAPA PUBLISHES NEW LOCKING SYSTEMS GUIDANCE TO SUPPORT COMPANIES ADOPTING ITS TRUCKING SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

With over 80% of all cargo thefts reported to TAPA involving criminal attacks on trucks, it’s hardly surprising to learn that the number of...
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HEARTLESS THIEVES STEAL 18,000 BOXES OF TOYS DESTINED FOR CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL AS 178 CARGO THEFTS IN EMEA IN JULY PRODUCE LOSSES OF MORE THAN €4 MILLION

Every cargo theft is distressing for the victims but, every now and again, an incident takes place which attracts even greater condemnation...
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PANDEMIC RESTRICTS THE ACTIVITIES OF TRUCK HIJACKERS IN SOUTH AFRICA BUT ANNUAL DATA SHOWS A 1.7% RISE IN INCIDENTS TO 1,202

COVID-19 restrictions appear to have had a similar effect on cargo crime levels in South Africa during the peak of the pandemic as TAPA’s...
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