DHL launches Latin American security-monitoring centers

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DHL also utilizes intrusion alarm, access controls and armed guards at its warehouses to monitor freight, company officials explained. As an added layer of protection, the global logistics provider employs mobile GPS and Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism/ Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC)-compliant electronic and steel locks.

Training employees on the latest security techniques is another priority for DHL, company representatives said. All members of the security team undergo theft and fraud detection training and learn how to identify and flag suspicious shipments...

DHL is also taking its security initiative one step further and is partnering with the BASC World Organization to obtain an Americas Regional certificate for the Latin American nations it serves.