Cargo Security UK

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FROM POL TO POD WITH COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE JOURNEY, USING PROFESSIONAL CARGO SECURITY OFFICERS, DEDICATED COVERT ESCORT VEHICLES, TRACKING SYSTEMS AND IN-VEHICLE CCTV.

CARGO SECURITY UK

Our Supply Chain Security teams protect your assets.  While they are on the road and at rest stops, we watch; preventing hijack, cargo crime and cargo theft.  With our partners in Holland, we provide full European Coverage, including UK & Ireland, for tracking solutions and escorting services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY

Using Intelligence, Planning, Training and Tracking we have escorted 1000s of cargoes.  With over 300 escorts a month we know our business is Supply Chain Security and we have always delivered.
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SECURITY ESCORT
We provide fully dedicated, fully insured and fully trained teams of security officers, who are equipped and confident in protecting your cargo.
 
Our fully equipped vehicles come with with CCTV, trackers and Panic Buttons and can deploy anywhere in Europe. We operate throughout the EU including the UK and Ireland.
 
We take our Cargo Security Services seriously, and, as a client, we give you a password to access the live track on your PC in the office or at home enabling you to track your cargo's progress on its journey.  We send you an email and/or SMS at specific points along the route if you want.   We take photographs of the vehicles security seals at the start of, during and end of the journey. We email/text these photographs to you within a minute of taking them.
 
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Cargo security measures include; Covert Cargo Escort vehicles, full route planning and reconnaissance, liaison with Police Control Rooms along the route and even having an Cargo Security officer in the cab with the driver.

CARGO CRIME

There was an estimated value of more than £54 million worth of loss due to cargo theft in the UK during 2017*. July 2018 saw losses up 29.3% on year-on-year figures showing that cargo crime is on the increase with over €15m losses reported, this only records losses of over €100k. 

United Kingdom**

The 165 newly-recorded crimes in the UK in July included 152 or 92.1% with a value, producing a combined loss for these incidents of €5,385,239 and an average of €35,429. In virtually every case, goods were stolen after thieves cut the curtain sides of parked trucks or broke open their rear door locks.

The IIS product categories with the highest number of incidents in the UK last month were:

·        Food & Drink – 31 crimes producing a total loss of €1,433,778

·        Tobacco – 12 crimes with a combined loss of €45,896

·        Clothing & Footwear – 10 crimes, resulting in a loss of €739,170

In Q2 2018 and again in July, TAPA’s IIS recorded several incidents in London in which thieves targeted trucks stuck in heavy traffic or at traffic signals. In Clapton and Edmonton, two such cases involved vehicles carrying cigarettes. However, overall, the East Midlands remained the biggest hotspot for cargo crime in the UK with 81 incidents reported in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire, representing 49% of the July total.

The number of freight thefts at UK Motorway Service Areas remains a significant concern. After recording a total of 152 such incidents in Q2 2018, a further 84 were reported to TAPA’s IIS in July involving a total loss of €2,633,860.

18 MSAs recorded cargo thefts last month, led by:

·        Leicester Forest East on the M1 – 15 incidents

·        Trowell on the M1 – 13 incidents

·        Hartshead Moor on the M62 – 11 incidents

·        Beaconsfield on the M40 – 9 incidents

·        Donington Park on the M1 – 7 incidents

For more details of our Cargo Security services, please download our Cargo Security Brochure or please get in touch with us.
 
*BSI Screen UK Cargo Theft Report 2017
** TAPA News 31 July 2018