EU project to combat cargo crime

By Hendrike Kühl, IUMI Policy Director

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) has tasked the Cross-Border Research Association, in cooperation with the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) EMEA, to develop a set of operational guidelines to combat cargo theft and terrorism on European roads.

The toolkit will consist of several sections looking at different angles related to security; for example, the truck drivers themselves; the transport security management for cargo owners, shippers, and carriers; and crime areas and typical modus operandi.

A first draft of the guidelines for truck drivers was made available to interested stakeholders in April. IUMI has reviewed the draft text and submitted comments and feedback. A second opportunity to discuss the content of the guidelines was at a workshop in Brussels on 7 June. IUMI was represented by Political Forum Members Eric de Smet from Baloise and Håkan Nyström from AIG.

The project titled “ROADSEC” is aimed to be completed this summer.