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TAPA calls for unity against South Africa cargo criminals

[ July 3, 2019   //   ]

More industry collaboration is needed to tackle the threat of violent cargo crimes in South Africa, says the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), ahead of its Regional Conference in Gauteng province on 26 July.

The security expert network is calling on businesses across the country to share intelligence on cargo thefts and criminal attacks on facilities and trucks, and is promoting the use of its industry-leading Security Standards to increase the resilience of manufacturing and logistics operations as well as to protect employees.

President and chief executive of TAPA’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, Thorsten Neumann, said: “Cargo crime in South Africa is hardly news anymore – but companies do not have to face this threat alone and should not think there are no solutions to make their supply chains more resilient. Through our Incident Intelligence Service Security Standards, training and networking, TAPA is already helping many of the world’s leading manufacturers and logistics service providers to make their supply chains more secure in South Africa. However, as an industry, we must still do more. Collaboration between like-minded security professionals is our greatest asset in staying one step ahead of organised criminals who see supply chains as easy, low risk targets..”

The one-day conference at Emperor’s Palace, Gauteng, is free of charge to TAPA EMEA members and a limited number of places are available for non-members at a cost of R1,780 + VAT per delegate- contact