DHL's principal U.S. hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) airport has achieved security certification through the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) program. TAPA certification is widely considered the industry standard for cargo facility and transportation security, DHL said. The company's Express division claims more TAPA-certified facilities within its global network than any other company in the world. All of DHL Express's global hubs now carry the certification. The TAPA process is a two-day, comprehensive security audit. Independent auditors evaluated the DHL CVG site on employee security training programs, access to shipment-sorting zones, facility alarms and other security measures. TAPA is an association of professionals from high-technology and other companies, promoting higher security standards in the international shipping and air-cargo industry.
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