TAPA EMEA LAUNCHES LEVELS 1 & 2 OF NEW SECURE PARKING PROGRAMME TO REDUCE CARGO CRIME IN EUROPE
Levels 1 & 2 of TAPA’s new Parking Security Requirements (PSR) went ‘live’ in EMEA on 15 October, giving Parking Place Operators (PPOs) four ways to participate in the Association’s secure parking programme:
· PSR Level 1 – high security protection with a formal certification
· PSR Level 2 – mid-level security protection with a formal certification
· PSR Level 3 – lowest security protection with a formal certification
· PSR Partnership Declaration – minimum entry level not requiring a formal certification
The new TAPA Security Standard aims to address the significant growth of cargo crimes involving trucks which have stopped in unsecured parking locations, particularly in Europe, which continues to suffer from a severe lack of secure parking sites. In 2017, cargo thefts reported to TAPA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) produced losses in excess of €100 million and 2,019 or 70.1% of these crimes occurred as a result of unsecured parking.
TAPA EMEA members can identify PSR certified sites and PSR partners using the new Secure Parking Online Tool (SPOT) which allows them to set a specific transport route and then see the cargo crime incidents recorded along the route as well as the nearest TAPA PSR parking locations.
For further information about TAPA’s PSR please contact firstname.lastname@example.org