RECALLED: DHL Hong Kong acquires four cargo scanners as e-commerce volumes surge
23 / 03 / 2018
Freight security screening specialist Smiths Detection has won a contract to supply DHL Express (Hong Kong) with four HI-SCAN 10080 EDX-2is units to achieve "greater throughput capacity and increased security levels" as the rise in e-commerce volumes continues.
The high-speed system automatically screens cargo and baggage for explosives, offering "one of the highest detection rates in its class," said Smiths in a statement. This contract follows the earlier implementation of the system in DHL Singapore and Japan.
The statement coninued: "The international e-commerce sector continues to enjoy exponential growth. In Asia alone, the online retail market is set to reach $1.2 trillion by 2021, with Hong Kong identified as an ideal base for e-commerce providers to expand in the wider Asia region.
"Detection and security systems that can help increase the shipment inspection speed and throughput capacity play a crucial role for international delivery service providers."
The 10080 EDX-2is system uses automatic image evaluation and X-ray generator and sensor technology and is able to screen up to 1,800 bags per hour.
Automation of the primary inspection process offers the added benefits of reducing manpower and recurring costs. The systems will also be integrated with Automated Material Handling Systems (MHS) for air cargo screening.
Said Jerome de Chassey, Vice President, Asia-Pacific Region, Smiths Detection: "With the HI-SCAN 10080 EDX-2is, DHL Express will be able to speed up the inspection process and more than double its throughput rates. Together with our unparalleled automated explosive detection system, we are confident that we can help DHL Express deliver the security and peace of mind that their customers deserve."
Smiths Detection has more than 75,000 X-ray systems in more than 180 countries and over 24,500 explosive trace (ETDs) detectors installed worldwide.