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Sunday, July 09 2017 - 08:43
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The First Smart Logistics Express Launched to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiency for Logistics Sector
GUANGZHOU, China, July 8, 2017 /Xinhua-AsinNet/--

On July 7, Guangdong iBosst Ltd. launched "the first smart logistics express," 
a project dedicated to building a smart logistics express cable rail system 
covering the urban and rural areas of China, aiming to achieve same-day 
delivery of goods nationwide and one-hour delivery city-wide, and halve the 
cost through the "cable rail + shuttle robots" pattern.

Currently, Guangzhou is vigorously developing its "IAB" project, i.e., the 
strategic emerging industries including Information Technology, Artificial 
Intelligence and Bio-pharmaceutical, rapidly accumulating high-end factors like 
talents, technology and capital driven by technological innovation and 
supply-side reform. And the "smart logistics express"(hereinafter referred to 
as "smart express") of iBosst is just an epitome of this trend.  

In May this year, the first 15-km-long "smart express" was completed in Xin'an 
Town, Huazhou City, Guangdong Province, providing a pilot solution for the 
current supply-side innovation of logistics industry. Based on low-altitude 
static cable rails, the Express forms an "expressway" in the air to carry 
unmanned shuttle robots loaded with small amount of goods within 100 kilograms. 
It allows the robots to make turns and shunt, making it possible to deliver the 
parcels to their destinations rapidly, with low energy consumption and low cost.

Technological innovation is the gene of success and the driving force of rapid 
development for an enterprise. Ma Yasheng, Chairman of iBosst, noted that the 
completion of the "smart express" was a process of continuously challenging 
"impossibilities". 

With soft wirerope tracks developed and a series of smart technologies 
innovated, including the shuttle robot automatic driving system and backstage 
automatic digital control, the Express features 4 factors - "flexibility, 
punctuality, fast speed, low cost." The current construction cost of the smart 
logistics express is RMB150,000/km, and less than RMB100,000/km after mass 
production.   

Huan Yushan, former Vice Minister of Goods and Materials and former Vice 
Chairman of All China Federation of Industry and Commerce, believes that the 
"smart express" project has set an innovative and practical example for the 
transformation, upgrading and breakthrough in development of China's logistics 
sector and that the project can drive series of innovation investment in smart 
warehousing, infrastructure construction, shuttle robots production, 
etc.                

Ma Yasheng, noted that after launching the first "smart express", iBosst will 
ceaselessly improve its advantages in logistics cost, efficiency, smart 
transportation, etc., continuously promote deployment of new tracks and 
networks of smart logistics nationwide, and extend value-added services in 
warehousing, payment, finance, big data, etc., so as to build an "integrated 
platform for smart express logistics", to accelerate formation of a 
market-oriented innovation system for the logistics sector, and to serve the 
clients from the global market.    

Source: Guangdong iBosst Ltd.

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