Overview of TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association)

TAPA is an acronym standing for Transported Asset Protection Association. It was established in 1997 in the US, as a non profit organization. It consists of security experts and security personnel from high tech companies and consumer electronics makers. It has also been introduced to the freight industry to increase safety. The TAPA requirements are known worldwide as some of the highest standards of security and safety practice. More companies, especially those related to high tech industries, have been required to satisfy TAPA requirements. TAPA consists of three phases, from the highest degree of Class A to the lowest Class C. To obtain Class A, it is necessary to undergo a stringent assessment comprising of 110 items including 11 prerequisite items; such as the installment of alarms and security camera systems which can record both inside and outside the facilities with no blind spots, and which can store the recordings for a certain period of time. A score of more than 60 percent score is required.

The Present State of TAPA Acquisition within the NX Group

Nippon Express U.S.A. became the first Japanese company to receive a Class A certification from TAPA in May, 2003. Currently 20 locations worldwide have been granted the certification.

Certified Locations

  Name Acquired branch Date of receipt Class
The Americas Nippon Express U.S.A. New York Branch (JFK) 2003/5/27 A
Nippon Express U.S.A. Chicago Branch / Air Service Division 2008/6/24 A
Nippon Express U.S.A. Atlanta Branch 2004/1/6 A
Nippon Express U.S.A. Los Angeles Branch / Air Service Division 2013/2/14 A
Europe Nippon Express U.K. Head Office (in London) 2007/6/11 A
Nippon Express De Espana Barcelona Branch 2004/9/8 A
Nippon Express De Espana Madrid Branch 2008/11/20 A
Nippon Express France CDG Airport cargo Area warehouses 2005/1/10 A
Nippon Express Italia Head Office (in Milano) 2017/6/29 A
Nippon Express Deutschland Frankfurt Branch 2006/5/16 A
Nippon Express Nederland Logistics Division (ELC3) 2015/3/27 B
Nippon Express Nederland Logistics Division (ELC1) 2015/7/8 A
Nippon Express Nederland Head Office (Schiphol-Rijk) 2016/4/19 A
Nippon Express Nederland Forwarding Division(Maraboe) 2016/3/31 B
Asia Nippon Express Singapore Head Office (including Air Cargo Branch, Logistics Transport Branch, Tour & Travel Branch) 2007/8/6 A
Nippon Express Philippines NAIA Warehouse (Air Cargo Branch) 2004/5/1 A
Nippon Express Philippines FTI Warehouse 2017/8/28 A
Nippon Express Malaysia Kuala Lumpur International Airport Branch 2004/12/17 A
Nippon Express Malaysia Penang Branch 2005/5/16 A
PT. Nippon Express Indonesia Logistics Center 2006/3/1 A
Japan Nippon Express Narita Airport 2005/4/1 A
Nippon Express Kansai Airport 2006/4/1 A
Nippon Express Baraki International Logistics Town No.2 2014/7/7 A
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