• New champions needed to combat supply chain risk A gathering tsunami of risks: extreme weather, cargo crime, environmental damage and political turmoil, threatens to disrupt the global supply chain. There are calls for logistics professionals to take a new approach to manage this volatility, according to risk management expert Omera Khan, Executive Strategy Advisor for Risk Intelligence and Professor of Supply Chain Management […] Fwd News 0 Comments 2 weeks ago
  • March cargo crime figures break records There were more cargo crimes reported in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region to the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) in March 2019 than any other month on record. TAPA reported 514 incidents in March, a 264.5% increase compared to the same month the year before. Three countries reported more than 100 incidents in […] Fwd News 0 Comments 3 weeks ago
  • Australia launches piece-level screening for export air cargo Changes to Australia’s outbound airfreight security screening regulations, the Enhanced Air Cargo Examination program, went into effect on 1 March with the intent of increasing safety standards for Australia’s international outbound air cargo. According to the Department of Home Affairs of the Australian Government, the increased measures have been introduced after a terrorist plot in […] Fwd News 0 Comments 3 months ago
  • June cargo crime wave hits EMEA Cargo crimes in EMEA rose 60.9% in June this year when compared to the month before, driven by a surge in thefts from trucks at UK service stations amounting to a loss of US$9 million in a 30-day period. Transported Asset Association’s (TAPA) Incident Information Service (IIS) in EMEA said the June spike in cargo […] Fwd News 0 Comments September 12, 2018
  • Knowledge and collaboration – main weapons in war on cargo crime Soaring levels of cargo crime have set alarm bells ringing following the publication of the “Global Supply Chain Intelligence” report by research house BSI. In a follow up to Forward with Toll’s article: Supply chain disruption warning as political instability and corruption increase , we look at how shipping, logistics and supply chain companies can […] Fwd News 0 Comments July 11, 2018
  • Toolkit pinpoints security concerns for truckers A mammoth project initiated by the European Commission (EC) has produced comprehensive security guidelines for truckers, shippers and logistics professionals. Report authors told Forward with Toll that some worrying trends, including increasing violent crime and the onset of digital technology encouraging criminals to partake in cybercrime, had heightened the need for vigilance in the trucking […] Fwd News 0 Comments February 22, 2018
  • Tech advances to catch cargo thieves Cargo theft is on the rise. In January 2017, cargo theft worsened in Europe, the Middle and Africa (EMEA), showing a 64.1% increase compared to January 2016, with vehicle theft accounting for 97.7% of these crimes, reported the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA). In the US, US$30 billion in cargo is stolen annually; and with […] Fwd News 0 Comments April 26, 2017
  • Book bandits top TAPA’s February cargo crime list Audacious thieves broke into a secure logistics facility at London Heathrow airport and stole antique books worth US$2.86 million, according to a report of cargo crimes in February published by the Transport Asset Protection Association EMEA Incident Information Service (IIS). Reminiscent of a scene from the blockbuster movie Mission Impossible, the thieves were able to […] Fwd News 0 Comments April 12, 2017
  • Cargo theft in EMEA in upward spiral Recorded cargo theft rose significantly for the first 11 months of 2016 in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, according to data from the Transportation Asset Protection Association (TAPA). Statistics for April and June recorded increases of 247.5% and 265.3% respectively, with November showing an increase of 56% year-on-year, as reported to TAPA’s Incident […] Fwd News 0 Comments January 31, 2017
  • Global air cargo volumes surge in October In a fairly gloomy year for air cargo, October provided an upswing as airports around the world saw volumes surge, heralding the return of the peak season. Shanghai’s PACTL, topped the table followed by Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, London and Frankfurt. The German airport enjoyed its largest ever year-on-year growth for that month. Fwd News 0 Comments December 8, 2016
  • Alibaba Singles Day posts new sales record Alibaba Group’s Singles’ Day increased online sales to US$17.8 billion, up 32 percent compared to last year’s event. In the first hour, there were 175,000 purchases per second according to Daniel Zhang, Group Chief Executive of Alibaba. The November 11 event eclipsed this year’s Black Friday sales of US$2.74 billion and Cyber Monday’s US$3.07 billion. […] Fwd News 0 Comments November 18, 2016
  • Cargo thefts soar in first half of 2016 A 92% increase in cargo-related crime has been reported by the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) during the first six months of 2016. The report by TAPA is based on statistics from its Incident Information Service (IIS) database. According to TAPA, cargo crime in EMEA is on the […] Fwd News 0 Comments September 28, 2016