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€17.4 MILLION THEFT OF JEWELLERY IS ANOTHER DAZZLING DISPLAY OF SOUTH AFRICA’S CARGO CRIME EPIDEMIC

As if newly-released cargo crime intelligence by the South African Police Service (SAPS), reported earlier in this issue, was not enough of a reminder of the risks to supply chains across the country, reports to TAPA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) in August proved this beyond any doubt, with four crimes alone producing a total loss of nearly €18 million.

Just weeks after TAPA EMEA’s regional conference in South Africa highlighted the support the Association can offer to companies trying to increase the resilience of their supply chains, August’s data shows four major losses in a single month, including one substantial theft of €17,440,800 of high value jewellery from an Origin Facility in Sandton, Gauteng province, on 9 August.

According to media reports on the crime, the thieves forced their way into a luxury goods warehouse and overpowered...

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TRUCK HIJACKINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA SHOW A MARGINAL FALL IN 2018/19 BUT STILL AVERAGE OVER THREE INCIDENTS A DAY

Businesses in South Africa endured an average of more than three truck hijackings a day in 2018/19, according to new crime data reported by...
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TAPA APAC CONSIDERS THE VALUE OF INDUSTRY STANDARD FOR THE RECYCLING ON ELECTRONICS TO SUPPORT SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE

As TAPA’s role evolves to embrace all aspects of supply chain resilience and risk management, leveraging its knowledge, expertise and...
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TAPA EMEA WILL INCREASE ITS FOCUS ON SOUTH AFRICA TO MAKE JOINING THE ASSOCIATION COMPELLING, PRESIDENT PROMISES

TAPA EMEA’s President & CEO, Thorsten Neumann, made front-page news as he called on Manufacturers and Logistics Service Providers in South...
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2019 IS ALREADY ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKING YEAR FOR CARGO CRIMES IN THE EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA REGION

You only have to look at the trends in recorded cargo crime over the last five years to see the growing level of threats to supply chains in...
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LOSSES FROM SUPPLY CHAINS EXCEED €2.8M IN 30 DAYS AS TAPA RECORDS CARGO THEFTS IN 11 COUNTRIES ACROSS THE EMEA REGION

With cargo losses in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region being added to TAPA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) database...
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MORE SECURE PARKING PLACES AT MORE SITES IN MORE COUNTRIES … THAT’S THE GOAL OF THE LATEST MEMBER OF TAPA EMEA’S PSR TEAM

With TAPA EMEA’s new Parking Security Requirements (PSR) rapidly gaining in momentum across the region, the Association welcomes Leonie...
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