AAT Implements RFID Tags for Pre-Packed Cargo

Hong Kong’s Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT) has introduced Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) ULD Tags for pre-packed cargo.

This technology is being implemented to help facilitate customers and streamline the cargo acceptance process. AAT claims the technology will speed up the cargo acceptance process by 45 seconds per shipment, and that they are the first terminal operator to use such RFID technology for pre-packed cargo at Hong Kong International Airport.

Through utilizing the RFID technology on ULD tag, data accuracy for the cargo acceptance process is ensured with human errors being eliminated. The general practice of handling ULD tag is by hand-writing, where cargo acceptance operator writes the shipment information on the ULD tag, including flight number, weight, contour and destination, at the truck dock area. With this new technology applied, the computerized data entry process can ensure the data accuracy throughout the whole cargo acceptance process.

Mr. Kuah Boon Kiam, General Manager of AAT said, “We are very pleased to have another innovative product brought to our valuable customers in this year. This RFID technology could definitely bring a new milestone for the air cargo industry in Hong Kong. Along with our highly reliable cargo operation team, AAT will continue to service our customers with increased efficiency.”