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Case 1-4

IoT Systems in Hong Kong

Case Study: Cross-Boundary Fast Clearance Security System

 

Since November 2012, LSCM has assisted Hong Kong Customs in the trial of the “Single E-lock Scheme” with Mainland Customs. We set out to interconnect the Hong Kong Customs’ Intermodal Transshipment Facilitation Scheme (ITFS) with the Speedy Customs Clearance (SCC) of the Mainland Customs. Under this scheme, the processing time for customs clearance of registered trucks at land boundary control points can be reduced by up to two hours.

Up to now, the scheme has been extended to 34 clearance points in Guangdong province. These include Guangzhou Nansha Free Trade Zone, Jiangmen International Electronic Commerce Express Mail Sorting Clearance Centre, as well as the Guangzhou Airport Logistics Park of Bao’an International Airport. Inclusive of the 12 clearance points in Hong Kong, 408 express intermodal transportation routes are now offered.

As of figures collected from Jan to Sep 2018, the scheme has been on trial in more than 25,700 instances, with over 5.94 million consignments being handled in total. Since the official launching of “Single E-lock Scheme” in late March of 2016 by both Customs authorities, the IoT Cross Boundary Fast-Clearance system developed by LSCM streamlines customs clearance processes. This renders customs clearance between Hong Kong and Guangdong more convenient, efficient and most importantly - secure.

 

E-Lock Technology for IoT Systems in Hong Kong

 

LSCM is proud to have facilitated the development of E-Lock technology for the betterment of the IoT system in Hong Kong.

This innovative e-lock technology is developed to support multiple control processes to ensure secured operation across different customs controls.  The use of asymmetric keys ensures operation security of activation and deactivation of the e-lock device.

Easy to operate and highly effective, this technology has improved security and efficiency across the sector’s operations. E-Lock has won the silver medal at the 45th Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions held from 29 March to 2 April 2017.

If you have any questions about how LSCM promotes innovation across multiple industries, feel free to get in contact.

 

Testimonial:

“LSCM helped the development of technology that combines the electronic locks used by Hong Kong and Guangdong into one, allowing Hong Kong Customs to provide seamless customs clearance services to the logistics industry.  The electronic lock is operated with two different systems in Hong Kong and Mainland China to ensure the requirements for law enforcement and independence of the two regions are met.  Hong Kong Customs would like to thank LSCM for providing technical support and assistance to us to further improve the efficiency of customs clearance.”

Mr. Lau Chi Chung, Frank
Senior Inspector (ROCARS Support)
Customs and Excise Department

“With the “single E-lock Scheme”, the two electronic locks used in Hong Kong and the Mainland have become one, making transshipment and customs clearance more convenient.  In addition, the electronic lock is easy to operate; all information about the status of the lock is communicated to the driver through indication signals on the display panel installed in the driver’s cabin.”

Mr. Bert Ng
Assistant Manager, Business Development

Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Limited