Air Cargo Transit Security System


LSCM develops a security monitoring technology using open flatbed trailers for transporting security screened and packed air cargoes from an off-airport screening facility to the airport. By doing so, the operation burden at the Airport Cargo Terminal can be reduced.

  • Air Cargo Transit Security System
Research completion
Commercialisation opportunities
technology licensing
Problem addressed

In response to the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation for the safety inspection of all air cargoes, this project develops a security monitoring and management solution based on video analysis, which enables an open-top flatbed trailer to provide secured  transportation between two premises in which the safety inspection is conducted. It provides the shipping companies with an alternative to fixing a protective net on each air cargo pallet, enabling the industry to save time and operational cost.

  • A set of camera modules is designed and developed for secured installation in an open-top flatbed trailer, and provides full visual coverage of all 5 open sides (4 lateral and top sides).
  • A video analytics intrusion detection module is developed by using deep learning methods for performing onboard intrusion detection. 
  • A management console module is developed to let truck drivers manage the intrusion monitoring process during road transportation and communicate with online intrusion monitoring service regarding the truck location and any detected intrusion incidents.
Key impact
  • Help monitor the security of road transportation from a secured off-airport screening and packing facility to the airport.
  • Save the time and cost for putting on protective net on each air cargo pallet.
  • Logistics & Warehouse management
  • Security screening for air cargoes


  • US 16/823,579
  • CN 2020 1103 4443.4
  • HK 32020004572.4
Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM)

Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) was founded in 2006, with funding from the Innovation and Technology Fund of The Government of the Hong Kong SAR, and is co-hosted by the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. It aims to strengthen the local logistics sector and related industries by providing a one-stop resource for applied research and technology transfer, and to reinforce cooperation between the industry and research institutes to bring about meaningful and significant impact on the industry and the community. 

LSCM serves the industry by initiating research projects, contract research, as well as providing business matching opportunities, technology transfer and intellectual property commercialisation. LSCM initiates technology and knowledge transfer to the marketplace to promote industrial digitalisation, facilitate technology advancement and strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a leading logistics and commercial hub.