Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Cloud Based Road Haulage Freight Security System Goes Online

Danish Logistics Group Offers Extended System for High Value Cargo
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DENMARK – EUROPE – Transport ‘data unifier’ GateHouse Logistics, headquartered in Nørresundby in the north of Denmark, has announced that it has launched a new cloud service to help transport managers better counter high-value road cargo theft. Called ghSecure, the new cloud service is a further module of the firm's telematics unifying system ghTrack. And with Europe wide, multiple thefts every week coming to millions of Euros, it would seem road haulage theft is the new bank robbery.

According to the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) three road cargo thefts of high-value goods in the supply chain occur each day in Europe. The average value of each day's theft is an astonishing €205,624. Most goods targeted by organised crime are pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, clothes, tobacco and food, and TAPA now sees 2016 on course to set a five-year record for such crime incidents. Most crimes involve theft from vehicles usually parked at insecure parking locations such as autoroute services, industrial estates or lay-bys close to major highways, anywhere drivers might need to take their mandatory rest breaks.

ghSecure is an intelligent, high-value security cloud service that helps transport managers to monitor their fleets. The system allows the managers to define lanes and multiple associated secure routes, with each high-value transport then being restricted to a secure lane. The system adds ‘geofences’ around the routes and creates secure road corridors including secure parking locations.

If a vehicle leaves the corridor or makes an unscheduled stop at a non-secure parking location, transport managers will be immediately alerted. Alarms will be triggered enabling them to determine the reason for the incident, assess its seriousness, and take appropriate actions such as alerting highway authorities. Jesper Bennike, CEO, GateHouse Logistics said:

"Organised crime in the supply chain is a billion Euro business and is crippling the transport industry. The new GateHouse ghSecure cloud will help all hauliers to better counter road crime through real-time telematics control of truck corridors."