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
SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY
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