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Anyone who has been associated with TAPA for any length of time will know that its roots stem from the technology sector and a drive by many of the world’s leading high-tech manufacturers to prevent losses in their supply chains.

Nearly 20 years later, technology products are still a frequent target for cargo thieves but as TAPA members now know, so is just about everything else.

Top of that list for the last two years, based on cargo crimes reported to TAPA EMEA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) are Food & Drink products, proving that even goods with a low unit value are just as attractive to cargo thieves because of the high volumes they move in. And, of course, these consumable products are quick and easy to...

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