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 EUR 287 893 for every day of the year and 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 thefts by-products listed were Food & Drink at 9.8%.
Source: TAPA EMEA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) Annual Report for 2017
Our professional security escort drivers understand the risks and complexities involved in the transport of valuable cargo. They are all well experienced and already provided dozens of cargo escorts to well-known Transport Services Providers such as “JAN DE RIJK” or “WALLENBORN”.
With our complete range of logistics solutions, you can choose the appropriate services to meet your specific needs and goals.
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
We understand the necessity to balance cost against risk and try to tailor our security recommendations to meet your budget. We understand that secure logistics involves much more than getting goods from one location to another. With our innovative and cost-efficient transportation solutions, you can rest assured that your high-value commodities are safe at every point in their journey.
SETTING THE RIGHT FOUNDATIONS
We start each project by determining exactly what is the best way to work with your business;
-ONE, TWO, THREE OR EVEN MORE SECURITY ESCORT TEAMS
-ARMED OR UNARMED ESCORT TEAMS
HOW IT WORKS?
Our bespoke services include door to door secure pick up, secure transportation and delivering with the ability for you to track your cargo in live, 24/7. It also includes an 24/7 Operational monitoring of everything that happens while your cargo is on the road or at the parking place, from our OPS Room in Vienna. It means we track and coordinate our teams and provide necessary information’s when our security operatives need any type of assistance, and also we cooperate with the local Emergency Services (police, hospital, firefighters, etc.) in any type of incident/accident.
USUAL STANDARD PROCEDURE:
1. Once we receive details about your needs (i.e. security escort of truck traveling from point A to point B), truck details (model, color, license plates of trailer and truck) drivers details (name, phone numbers), exact time of loading, etc. we will send our security team to find your truck and drivers and to start with logistic procedure prior task.
2. Our operatives will be on the spot at least one hour before loading time, they will found your truck and drivers, they will wait that loading is finished and than will make pictures of truck, trailer, seal number and CMR, which they will sent to our OPS for your record.
3. While on the road, our operatives will send every single detail through our encrypted communication system, and also they will fill those details in the online report form, so we can create a final report for you at the end of the task.
They will constantly report what’s happening (changing the route, stopping for some reason, etc.).
Our vehicles are all equipped with the dash cam and we will constantly record every movement too.
In any case of any incident/accident, the situation will be recorded and provided to who it may concern.
In any case of medical emergency (traffic accidents, truck driver health problems) our security drivers are all qualified to provide first aid, and all our vehicles are equipped with the first aid kit and defibrillator, so they will assist.
4. When your cargo safely arrives at the destination point our security operatives will make sure to send us a picture of the unbroken seal and with the same number again. They will stay till unloading is finished, and at the end they will took the details of the person who took over the cargo and who signed the CMR document.
We will provide you a final report with all those info at the end of the task.
Most of the security intervention services are taken when the truck has a ban on passing and when drivers have to rest at the LKW parking lot. Almost the same procedure is in that case.
For more insight about intervention procedure please follow this link.
WE ARE SAFEGUARDS AND DELIVER YOU’RE MOST IMPORTANT ASSETS
Our logistics solutions are secure, completely insured and fully integrated.
They are designed to deliver your highest value goods to wherever they need to be in Frankfurt or Munich, Vienna or Graz, or any other place around Europe.
All our clients know that protecting their commercial risk, and their reputation is at the heart of everything we do. They choose us to protect and transport their most valuable and vulnerable assets because we provide tailor-made solutions built around their requirements.
WE HAVE STRONG STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP) IN PLACE FOR EVERY SHIPMENT AND WE CONSTANTLY REVIEW AND AUDIT OUR OPERATIONS TO MAKE SURE WE STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND BEST PRACTICES IN TODAYS MODERN ERA.
PAINTINGS, DIAMONDS AND JEWELLERY TRANSPORTATION
Except for normal day to day cargo escorts, we are leading experts in the secure transportation of gold, diamonds, jewelry and watches with experience from Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and from French Riviera. For more info about high-value asset secured transportation services, for which we use armored vehicles, please read the next blog or contact us.