The secured logistics with the E-Lock system commenced at Thilawa Special Economic Zone on 19 September, with a view to ensuring smooth trade flow, complying with the international container shipping process, fighting illicit trade and increasing revenue.
The logistics surveillance system (E-Lock) launching ceremony was held at the Thilawa SEZ, Yangon Region, on 19 September to track the movements of cargo with box trucks.
Phase 1 of the E-Lock system will begin on the Yangon SEZ-Myawady route. Then, it will proceed to Yangon-Myawady, Mandalay-Muse and Yangon-Mandalay routes under Phase II. The successful e-lock system will contribute to the ASEAN Customs Transit system to facilitate the movement of goods across ASEAN borders.
The system will provide real-time monitoring of cargo movements, track and detect the activity and whereabouts of the trucks, ensure safe and secured logistics and smooth trade flow, combat illicit trade, raise the State’s revenue, minimize cargo delays and reduce the loss risks of the goods and save certain fees.
Smart logistic tracking with an e-lock system is widely used in international countries including neighbouring China and Thailand. — Aung Myint/ KK