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DB Schenker receives ninth TAPA-A certificate in the Netherlands

Schenker Logistics Nederland leads the way in the logistics sector in the field of security

With the achievement of a TAPA-A certificate for the second dedicated warehouse at business park Vossenberg West 1 in Tilburg, Schenker has achieved a milestone. There are no logistics service providers in the Netherlands that have more TAPA-A certificates. This certification is awarded to logistics service providers or shippers who meet the highest requirements set by TAPA regarding the security of goods within the supply chain.

"Security means quality" says Willem van der Zee, Security Manager QHSSE at Schenker Logistics Nederland B.V. "This TAPA certification confirms that you have all relevant business processes under control. The threat of organized crime is still growing and incidents are becoming increasingly violent. At Schenker we do everything we can for our clients to minimize risks, damage, theft or damage. We also strive for ensuring safety and well-being for our employees in such a way that they are not exposed to risks. With TAPA we guarantee that and we expose it externally."

TAPA stands for Transported Asset Protection Association and has three levels of certification: A, B and C, of which A is the highest. When a logistics service provider or shipper meets these guidelines, they may call themselves TAPA certified. The certificate shows that the business processes for securing goods are in order. The TAPA Security Requirements are recognized worldwide as standard for cargo facilities and transport security. In November 2018, TAPA's Incident Information Service (IIS) reported a growing value of losses within the supply chain. With a low of almost 50% increase in the actual number of thefts or attempted theft compared to November 2017 in the EMEA region.

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In the Benelux, DB Schenker is among the top in logistics services. With some 4,000 employees, 34 strategically located logistics centers and offices, Schenker offers fully integrated services in the areas of land transport, air freight, ocean freight, fairs & events, contract logistics and supply chain management.