Almost 70% of reported cargo losses across Europe and the Middle East in September occurred in the UK, according to the Transported Asset Protection Association. The figures are revealed in TAPA’s latest survey of cargo losses across 11 European and Middle Eastern countries. Whilst TAPA acknowledged that some of the other countries in the survey may not be as vigilant in recording cargo losses, it said the figures reveal a serious problem with cargo thefts in the UK. This it […]
Almost 80 stowaways were discovered inside two lorries in separate incidents last week, just days after scores were found hiding in four lorries in Harwich.
Standards of compliance remain a pressing problem in the light commercial vehicle sector, judging by a recent crackdown on the M4 in which more than 100 fixed penalties were issued for a range of road traffic offences.
Two diesel laundering plants capable together of producing more than 15 million litres of illicit fuel a year have been discovered and closed in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. Officers from HMRC and the Police Service of Northern Ireland found one plant hidden in a shed at a private address in Cullyhanna; while the other was discovered in an unrelated operation next to a private address in Middletown. Three tonnes of toxic waste – a by-product of the laundering process – […]