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A partnership between the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) and online booking portal Bosch has helped contribute towards a 43% growth in its database of secure parking places across Europe.

TAPA’s parking security requirement (PSR) launched last year and provides members with a list of secure parking places which meet their security needs.

TAPA said product losses from vehicles left in unsecure locations accounted for 53.8% of the 8,548 cargo thefts it recorded last year.

As well as its digital booking platform, Bosch Secure Truck Parking also operates one of Europe’s largest monitoring centres for cargo theft prevention and it also offers video cameras and intelligent telematics.

Dr Jan-Philipp Weers, head of Bosch Secure Truck Parking, said: “Based on losses reported to TAPA, cargo thefts more than doubled in 2019 to a 23-year high.

“We still have a long way to go to meet the level of demand for secure truck parking, but it is already clear that both buyers and operators see TAPA’s industry standard as the solution they want to support.”