Security Experts

We create a "Supply Chain" security!

Theft and fraud rates have been increasing continuously in the recent past according to the crime statistics. In excess of 60 percent of the forwarding, logistics and transport companies are or have already been victims of these types of economic crimes.

Since the 11th of September 2001, the EU Commission has been cooperating more intensely than ever before with other organisations in order to achieve an improvement in security along the supply chain.

In November 2002, the American Congress enacted the "Maritime Security Act" (C-TPAT). In 2007 the national laws were also implemented by the EU-Council with their own (AEO) security concepts.

For this law we also offer the correct anti-theft devices!

The Trans-Safety LOCKS® GmbH supports these measures in that we produce or import a series of mechanical, electrical and electronic locking systems which prevent manipulation and/or make it evident. The American ASTM (in Germany DIN) released guidelines in relation to this and also carries out testing on the different products.

From our company you can also obtain products for the HACCP conditions (Hazard Analysis Critical control Point) which is a guideline for the transportation of foodstuffs.

We are delighted to be able to inform you that the products from our SEALOCK family can be labelled with "BEST practice" for a manipulation-free locking of sea containers in the ASTM Class F 1158 (mechanical seals).

Our One Way 2013 lock has achieved the highest C-TPAT classification - ASTM F1158 Class 1 FFFFFF. By doing so we have, with this locking system, also arrived at the highest possible level that can be achieved. We also meet the demands of the certification authority TAPA.

TAPA – Profile

The TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) is a unique combination of international manufacturers, logistics service providers, freight companies, insurance brokers, law enforcement agencies and other associated parties with the mutual goal of reducing the losses along the international supply chain.

Companies lose more than € 8.2 billion every year due to the theft of high-quality and high-risk products and goods along the transport route. The threat is from organised crime, and it is a threat that is growing continuously and is becoming increasingly more violent. This criminality must be stopped!

With its members today coming from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, America and Asia – the network has now become more vigorous and representative than ever before. And every month it grows further. With more than 600 members it unifies both a great many of the leading global brand manufacturers as well as their logistics and transport companies with a combined annual turnover of more than $ 900 billion.

How can TAPA help your company to fight cargo theft?

  • The security requirements of the association are recognised globally as the industrial standard for cargo companies and transport security.
  • TAPA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) continuously collects data on incidents and makes this data openly available to members of the association. By using the most recent Cargo-Crime-Information they will be able to avoid dangerous areas, protect their goods during the transport and, if necessary, report and locate stolen goods.
  • TAPA joins forces regularly and on the uppermost echelons with law enforcement agencies and other relevant state institutions in order to support the endeavours of its members in their campaign against criminality.
  • Every three months more than 150 security experts come together at conferences in the EMEA region in order to partake in presentations outlining the most modern crime-fighting methods, to exchange information about proven solutions and to establish contact networks with likeminded companies.
    A monthly newsletter provides information concerning the relevant developments.

Container Security Initiative and Smart and Secure Tradelanes

The situation concerning security when it comes to overseas transports is somewhat more complex. Through a series of inspections it was discovered that in many cases the security standards were completely absent and/or were not respected and that the documentation which is supposed to accompany the goods was badly or only sufficiently looked after.

With CSI and SST it was attempted to create regulations which will govern the compliance with security standards and ensure the completely secure storage of the documentation pertaining to the particular goods data. In doing so the USA, for example, can stop these kinds of illegal goods before they even arrive in the USA.

The decision that the documentation must be presented at least 24 hours before the ship leaves port triggered substantial discussion. These big changes in customs practices could in a few cases lead to additional expenses of the forwarding agent and the recipients of the goods.

CSI and SST are therefore also interested in protection measures which limit these expenses and as a result a seal has been deployed which is substantially securer and has been equipped with an electronic control system.

Speaking of seals:
Make sure that both doors of sea containers are locked/sealed. The left door can always be opened even if the right door is sealed.