P&O Ferries

Award for P&O Ferrymasters’ intermodal security

P&O Ferrymasters’ intermodal division has been praised for its efforts to protect goods at high risk of theft. The commendation has come from the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), an international forum, an international forum working to reduce supply chain crime.

P&O Ferrymasters took part in nine-month project which resulted in the intermodal division being certified at Level 3 for Trucking Security Requirements (TSR).

Paul Fitzpatrick, P&O Ferrymasters’ General Manager for Risk and Compliance, said: “The project was launched as part of our expanding service offering and satisfies the need from a number of customers with flows from Belgium to Italy. We began by assessing the security risks and controls on these specific traffics. Control measures were then identified and implemented, with training conduced both internally and with nominated carriers in each country, before our application was approved by TAPA.”


Applicants for TSR classification start at Level 3 and can progress to Level 2 and 1 as improvements are made. The level required is dictated by the cargo and the customer’s requirements. P&O Ferrymasters’ TAPA certification is valid until November 2020.

A division of P&O Ferries, P&O Ferrymasters serves 20 locations in 12 countries across Europe, operating integrated road, rail and sea links via a fleet of 4,000 trailers and containers. It also owns a rail terminal in the Romanian city of Oradea, which facilitates the onward movement of goods to Britain from Asian countries via the Silk Road.

Author: Simon Weedy

Simon is a journalist for RailFreight.com - a dedicated online platform for all the news about the rail freight sector

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