Hacis moves farther inland for Chinese e-commerce

Vivien Lau3 Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Limited (Hacis) has opened its seventh inland cargo depot, directly targeting e-commerce in mainland China. Hacis is the road-feeder arm of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), one of the cargo handling firms at HKIA.

Known as Hacis Nansha, located in the bustling Pearl River Delta region, the depot is the latest destination for Hacis SuperLink China Direct, a truck service designed to deliver air shipments to inland destinations. The Guangzhou-based service is for both general cargo and cross-border e-commerce cargo.

Located in the Guangdong Free Trade Zone, the Hacis Nansha Depot has integrated its cargo management and customs clearance systems, enabling real-time information exchange between all relevant parties to speed up transit times.

Nansha receives national support through a series of preferential policies and reforms covering tax policy, land management, financial innovation and industrial development, to promote the growth of e-commerce. It is now one of the eight pilot cross-border e-commerce zones approved by the Chinese government, and is becoming a favored location for logistics facilities.

Customs procedures in Nansha are simplified to increase efficiency and flexibility, with clearance available around the clock. Air cargo arriving in Hong Kong will be trucked to Nansha in three hours, using customs “e-seals.” Consignees can perform customs formalities according to the cargo flow at the destination.

“Nansha has the additional land that the Hong Kong logistics industry needs, and Hong Kong provides expertise in modern logistics,” said Vivien Lau, managing director of Hacis. “The Guangdong Free Trade Zone will open new opportunities for us. We believe that stronger ties with nearby mainland cities like Nansha will create increased value to Hacis’ airline and forwarder customers.”

Pictured: Vivien Lau


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