Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Global logisticians meet to battle cargo crime in South Africa

The Association of European Airlines, Freight Forwarders International and the Technology Asset Protection Association are joining forces with the South African government to fight ‘unacceptably high’ levels of cargo crime in and around Johannesburg International Airport.

Senior representatives from the three groups travelled to South Africa last month to meet with officials from the country’s Department of Transport, to discuss the establishment of a local partnership to tackle the growing problem of cargo crime.

Robert Larson, chairman of the FFI Security Committee, said: “We are encouraged by the high level and constructive response of the South African authorities to our intentions to fight back against this problem.

“The Minister of Transport acknowledged our concerns and recognised the commitment of AEA, FFI and TAPA to work together to beat cargo crime at the airport.”