The Kenya Revenue Authority launches nationwide electronic cargo tracking solution
ROCKVILLE, MD, June 10, 2010 — Hi-G-Tek, Inc. a leading global provider of wireless sensing solutions that monitor and capture real time location, security, and condition information about cargo and assets, and Navisat Telematics, an industry leader in turnkey supply chain management and security solutions, have completed the implementation of Kenya’s Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS). With the ECTS in place, the KRA now requires importers, exporters, clearing agents and transporters to comply with the new regulations by installing electronic seals. No cargo under customs control will be allowed to transit Kenya after the end of June without the appropriate tracking devices installed. The ECTS is one of the most advanced systems of its kind in the world and is the first to be implemented on a nationwide basis in Africa.
“Customs’ authorities in many parts of the world are grappling with the problems of significant tax loss, cargo theft, and regulatory compliance,” said Don DeLaski, CEO of Hi-G-Tek, Inc. “Hi-G-Tek’s sophisticated technology and in-depth field experience with cargo security and tracking solutions offer governments the opportunity to solve these problems in a cost-effective way. We are pleased to be the technology provider for the ECTS in Kenya and to be working with our in-country partner, Navisat Telematics, to ensure that all stakeholders come into compliance with the new regulations.”
Hi-G-Tek’s system is unique in that it allows for monitoring not only at the level of the truck, but also at the level of the individual containers or cargo components themselves. This state of the art sensing capability, which is based on a series of patented technologies, is the foundation of the Hi-G-Tek platform.
About Hi-G-Tek, Inc.
HiGTek is a leading global provider of wireless sensing solutions that deliver real time location, security, and condition information about cargo and assets, whether in transit or stationary. The company has in-depth expertise in wireless active RFID, microelectronics, hardware design and manufacturing, enterprise software development, global solutions deployment, and field engineering. HiGTek’s enterprise services platform is currently installed on five continents with clients in multiple markets, including oil and gas, cargo security and tracking, bulk foods, asset management, HAZMAT, and military logistics. The company’s signature solutions for tanker truck monitoring and cargo lane tracking are considered best in class.
A venture-backed company incorporated in the US in 2006, Hi-G-Tek is headquartered in Rockville, MD, just outside Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.higtek.com.
About Navisat Telematics, Ltd.
Navisat Telematics, Ltd. specializes in the design and implementation of turnkey supply chain management and security solutions using Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with the objective of safeguarding people and their assets, enhancing efficiency in operations and service delivery and providing greater real-time visibility of company staff operations and asset utilization. Navisat offers a wide range of systems for the automation and streamlining of operations in both new and established enterprises.
Navisat Telematics is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
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