Every day, Europe exports hundreds of millions of euros worth of goods and imports hundreds of millions more. This makes the European Union a dynamic place to do business but it is also an increasingly challenging market for any company without a resilient supply chain security strategy.
Following TAPA EMEA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) Annual Report for 2017 showing a 10.3% increase in recorded cargo crimes in the region last year, 2018 got off to an ominous start with freight losses up by a further 18.5% year-on-year in January. In 2017, for the first time in one year, cargo thefts exceeded EUR100 million in the EMEA region.
Key figures for the region include averages of:
- nearly 8 cargo thefts per day in EMEA
- a loss of EUR287'893 for every day of the year
- 240 newly-recorded crimes per month
These figures are for reported crimes only, so in reality losses could be substantially higher. 44.78% of crimes reported were listed as unspecified or miscellaneous. The highest percentage of of thefts by products listed were Food & Drink at 9.8%.
Source: TAPA EMEA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) Annual Report for 2017
According to BSI's Global Supply Chain Intelligence report, numerous factors are influencing supply chain risks gloabally. These risks include security, social responsibility, and business continuity, many of which are provoked by one another.
Source: BSI Clobal Supply Chain Intelligence report
Wallenborn recognised the growing need for secured transport years ago and as such became an early mover in this field. Now with years of experience under our belt Wallenborn boasts a near perfect success rate when it comes to secured transportation. Safety, security, and reliability is what you can expect when trucking with Wallenborn, and securing, tracking, and delivering your goods safely and on time is our priority. Wallenborn is a regulated agent and we have been TAPA TSR certified since 2012. We were also the first asset-based company in the EMEA region to be certified at three levels – levels 1, 2 and 3. We are an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and an active member of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) since 2002. Wallenborn uses TAPAs industry benchmark security standards and cargo crime intelligence to underpin its secure offerings for shippers of highly valuable and vulnerable products.
Each year we successfully complete various statutory, ISO, internal and external audits. This means that our logistics services meet all quality requirements and regulations in the field of safety and security, staff training levels, orderliness and cleanliness, availability and strict adherence to standard operating procedures.
Our commitment to safety and security is amongst the best in the industry and includes:
Whilst we strive for a 100% success rate, we are prepared for when things do go wrong. As such, we have obtained Grade AAA insurance which is also unsurpassed in the industry.
Our TSR1 trucks and trailers are of the highest standard and include the below security features. All security systems are connected to certified tracking, monitoring and an intervention coordination centre.