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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • APRIL -MAY, 2018 • Page 11 DHL Hong Kong has selected Smith’s Hi-Scan 10080 EDX-2 SMITH’s Detection has won a contract to supply DHl Express (Hong Kong) with four units of Hi-Scan 10080 EDX-2 to achieve greater throughput capacity and increased security levels. The high-speed system automatically screens cargo and baggage for ex- plosives, offering one of the highest detection rates in its class. The latest contract follows the earlier implementation of the system at DHl Singapore and Japan. The international e-commerce sector continues to enjoy exponential growth and to require security. In Asia alone, the online retail market is set to reach uS$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 can help increase ship- ment-inspection speed and throughput capacity. ABC carries a record 19 va-Q- tainers for a European client AIRBRIDGECARGo Airlines (ABC) has carried a record 19 va- Q-tainers XLx on a single flight, delivering products to Russia for a European customer. the 19 high-performance pas- sive containers, weighing around 15 tonnes in total, were deliv- ered to Frankfurt ready to ’load and go’ on a B747-8F to their final destination in Moscow. ABC’s dedicated pharma team of specialists monitored each step of the transportation pro- cess, starting from priority book- ing for all 19 containers through to overseeing the loading pro- cedures on both the freighter’s lower and main decks, guaran- teeing the exact temperature range required for the delivery and then completing a seamless offloading at ABC’s cargo hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport. Additional support was pro- vided by control tower special- ists who delivered real-time, round-the-clock monitoring of the flight including the temper- ature of the cargo to ensure no deviation during transport plus preliminary workflow, ground handling operations and loading procedures for the complex shipment. “this is the first time Air- BridgeCargo has provided a logistics solution for so many passive containers on a single flight and we are delighted that the delivery was achieved so smoothly, seamlessly, and, most importantly, in compliance with our customer’s expectations and requirements,” said Fedor novikov, global director Pharma for AirBridgeCargo Airlines. Will Staddon, global partner manager at va-Q -tec, added: “We are delighted to have been able to meet the needs of two key customers and are grateful to ABC for their skilled and seamless handling of this project. ABC’s extensive fleet and network offer us great opportunities in the Russian market and beyond.” AirBridgeCargo’s Pharma prod- uct offering saw volumes rise by 80 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018. This system uses the latest innovations in automatic image evaluation and X-ray generator and sensor technology. Due to its screening capability, combined with a low false alarm rate, the system is able to screen up to 1,800 bags per hour, setting a new benchmark for automated screening technology. Automation of the primary inspection process reduces man- power and recurring costs. The systems will also be integrated with Automated Material Handling Systems (MHS) for air cargo screening. Jerome de Chassey, vice president Asia-Pacific region for Smiths Detection said: “With the Hi-Scan 10080 EDX-2, DHl Express will be able to speed up the inspection process and more than double its throughput rates.” Smiths Detection has more than 75,000 X-ray systems in more than 180 countries and 24,500 explosive trace (ETDs) detectors installed world wide.