The Transported Asset Protection Association recognized the DHL Express hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport for meeting the group’s standards for cargo security.
The latest facility in the DHL global network to receive TAPA certification is the first in the United States and joins more than 160 TAPA certified DHL facilities throughout the world. With the addition of its principal U.S. hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport, all of DHL Express' global hubs are now TAPA certified.
TAPA certification is recognized globally as the industry standard for cargo facility and transport security and is awarded only to facilities that comply with the highest security standards.
The TAPA certification process is a two day, comprehensive security audit. During the assessment, independent auditors evaluated the DHL Express CVG hub on employee security training programs, access to shipment sorting zones, facility alarms and other security measures. The DHL Express CVG hub received this highest level of certification as a result of its audit scores.
“DHL leads the express and logistics industry in security standards and our recent certification at CVG is evidence of our continued commitment to shipment security,” said Jack O’Neill, vice president of operations, DHL Express USA. “DHL is proud to offer our customers both the enhanced security and loss prevention savings that this important certification provides.”
TAPA is an association of professional high-tech and other companies promoting higher security standards in the international shipping and air cargo industry.
DHL Express said it plans to achieve TAPA certification at all Express U.S. gateways.
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