Promote the efficiency of business logistics operations and consolidate the status of Hong Kong’s international shipping trade center
The Sino-US trade war has put pressure on Hong Kong’s trade. The Financial Secretary, Chen Maobo, pointed out that Hong Kong’s exports fell by 9% and 5.7% respectively in June and July this year, indicating that the decline in exports that has lasted for nine months is deteriorating. The unemployment rate in the export trade and wholesale industries also rose from the low of 1.9% at the beginning of the year to the latest 2.4%. He admits that it is difficult for Hong Kong to control the macroeconomic changes in the past, but it can actively and continuously enhance its competitiveness, including through innovation and the use of technology to further enhance the operational efficiency of the business, logistics and freight industries to help maintain Hong Kong as an international shipping trade centre. The advantages. ■ Hong Kong Wen Wei Po reporter Gao Junwei
Chen Maobo published a blog yesterday, pointing out that the Logistics and Supply Chain Diversified Technology Research and Development Center (LSCM) held the “Logistics Summit 2019″ at the Hong Kong Science Park last week, bringing together nearly a thousand academic, industry and government representatives to discuss how to use innovative technology. To enhance the competitiveness of the industry and create and explore more business opportunities.
He continued, LSCM and partners showcase their new technologies, including transport robots, smart service robots, smart warehouses, etc., so that everyone can explore and research how technology can optimize operations, improve efficiency and occupational safety.
Some of the LSCM results have been applied
He mentioned that since its inception in 2006, LSCM has been working closely with industry, universities and public organizations. It has received about 700 million yuan from the Innovation and Technology Fund. So far, more than 160 projects have been launched, some of which have been adopted by the public sector. Let research results be applied in real-life scenarios.
For example, he said that the “Cross-Border One-Lock Scheme" is a collaboration with the Customs and Excise Department to provide seamless customs clearance and reduce customs clearance time through the application of IoT and electronic lock-up technology. In March 2016, the Guangdong and Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department announced the full implementation of the scheme. At present, more than 60 customs clearance points have been opened in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region. A total of more than 600 intermodal routes have been provided for the industry to select, making customs clearance of Guangdong and Hong Kong logistics more convenient and faster.
The “Hong Kong-Zhuhai Trade Facilitation Electronic Platform" will cooperate with Zhuhai Electronic Port to study and use big data analysis and artificial intelligence technology to provide effective tools and information for the logistics industry, improve trade declaration efficiency, and help small and medium enterprises in Dawan District. Grasp the business opportunities of the “Belt and Road” and global trade.
As for the “Adjustment Airport Resource Analysis System" in cooperation with the Hong Kong Airport Authority, an automated system for monitoring the supply of luggage trolleys was launched to provide real-time alerts to improve the efficiency of airport management baggage trolleys.
Do a good job in hardware support
In addition to making good use of technology, Chen Maobo indicated that the government will do other hardware support, including the construction of a high-end logistics center in the airport cargo area, which will become the third largest logistics warehouse in Hong Kong to promote high value-added third-party logistics, expected in 2023. Completed and put into operation. The Airport Airmail Center is actively researching and rebuilding, introducing advanced equipment to improve efficiency and capacity. The Airport Third Runway System Project is also being fully implemented to meet the needs of the next decade.
Chen Maobo pointed out that all the above measures have improved Hong Kong’s efficiency in trade logistics, warehousing, transportation and customs clearance from different aspects. Even if the immediate challenges cannot be solved in an instant, as long as we continue to intensively cultivate, continuously improve and innovate, we will certainly provide more development for the industry. Favorable conditions.