Kerry EAS Logistics (KEAS), has achieved Trucking Service Requirements (TSR) Level 2 certification from the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) for its road transportation in China.
With the aim to expand its network coverage and provide customized supply chain solutions across China, KEAS can now effectively deploy a self-proprietary and secure transportation management system. This will support their drive towards zero risk for customers within its supply chain and guarantee safety and protection across its road transportation.
KEAS strives to ensure its drivers and vehicles continually adhere to stringent health, safety, security, environment and quality standards. TAPA’s TSR transportation processes enable it to achieve these goals and be the safest and most secure in the industry. The certification will also optimize its transportation network to achieve better efficiency, a lower carbon footprint and increase time reliability.
Considered one of the most rigorous independent certifications in the industry, KEAS is now recognized by TAPA for its industry-leading security standards which include real-time monitoring systems, advanced security hardware and strict security management processes.
This certification adds to KEAS’s commitment to achieving ultimate supply chain optimisation with itsinternational shipping. It follows its recent introduction of the practice of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart sensor to enable total supply chain visibility and sophisticated security measures. This real-time information of the digital supply chain provides timely and useful data to international customers for agile decision making.
Alan Cheung, Deputy Managing Director of Kerry EAS Logistics Ltd., said, “As a key link in supply chain management, being recognized by TAPA would demonstrate our commitment to increasing and improving not only security, but also safety and quality, as well as meeting the requirements of our clients. In turn, as a reliable member of TAPA, KEAS would like to contribute to the system of transported asset protection.”
Tony Lugg, TAPA APAC Chairman said, “We are thrilled that Kerry EAS Logistics has attained its Level 2 TSR certification in China. Our robust industry standards, written by Global Security Supply Chain Experts, will assist them in their quest for a more secure supply chain to reduce losses with more advanced security systems that will not only enhance driver performance but improve operational performance.”
About TAPA APAC
Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is a trade association of risk & security professionals and related business partners from high technology and high value companies who have organized for the purpose of addressing the emerging security threats that are common to the high value industry supply chain.
TAPA works to align its standards with Government regulations and to strive for mutual recognition. This enables its members to leverage on existing investment into TAPA standards and to prevent over regulation.
A fundamental TAPA objective is to affect positive change in the supply chain risk management and security practices of the freight transportation and insurance communities as a whole.
Major freight service providers are moving toward TAPA-recognized security standards for the care and handling of freight and are recognizing the inherent value of doing so.
TAPA publishes several standards to secure the supply chain against theft, robbery, hijacking, contamination, substitution theft, pilferage and tampering.
About Kerry Logistics
Kerry Logistics is an Asia-based, global 3PL with the strongest network in Asia. Its core businesses encompass integrated logistics, international freight forwarding, express and supply chain solutions. With its head office in Hong Kong, Kerry Logistics has a global footprint in 53 countries and territories, supported by an agency network across six continents.
Currently, Kerry Logistics is serving more than 40 of the world’s Top 100 Brands ranked by Interbrand across a spectrum of industries. Its core competence is to provide highly customised solutions to multinational corporations and international brands, meeting their needs from sourcing, manufacturing to selling in Asia and across the globe. The benefits to customers include enhanced supply chain efficiency, reduced overall costs and improved response time to market.
By managing 53 million sq ft of land and logistics facilities, Kerry Logistics provides customers with high reliability and flexibility to support their expansion and long-term growth. Its unique cross-border road transportation network KART connects ASEAN countries and China, providing customers with effective long-haul trucking as well as sea-land and air-land services.
In 2017 and 2018, Kerry Logistics received several international recognitions: Best 3PL and Best Logistics Service Provider – Air Freight at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards 2018; Logistics Award at the Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards 2018 and Global Freight Solutions Provider of the Year at the Lloyd’s Loading List Global Freight Awards 2017.
Kerry Logistics Network Limited is listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code 0636.HK) and is a selected Member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series 2017-2018.