Click here to follow us on Facebook



63 horses transported to Hong Kong aboard 747

By control on March 4, 2013

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited handled the largest horse shipment on a single flight in its entire 37-year history.

The shipment of 63 show-jumpers were flown in from Liege, Belgium on a B747 chartered freighter arranged by Lufthansa Cargo. The horses were participating in the first Longines Hong Kong Masters at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong's first international show jumping event.

When the horses arrived in Hong Kong, they were unloaded from the aircraft and transferred to a livestock-handling center.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Lufthansa Cargo on this special shipment. And I am pleased that all horses were safe and healthy upon arrival and transferred smoothly from loading to the horse-boxes,” Hactl chief executive Mark Whitehead said. "Show jumping in Hong Kong and Asia is fast growing in popularity."