HKG to focus on e-commerce, high-value cargo and developing regional connectivity

In a new report outlining its vision for the future, Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) has identified cross-border e-commerce, high-value cargo, and enhancing regional services as the three major focus areas for its airfreight business that will help it maintain the top spot on the list of busiest cargo airports. The airport authority said that […]

Myanmar returns to Hong Kong, signs with Hactl

After a long, 22-year absence, Myanmar National Airlines, the state-owned flag-carrier of Myanmar, has resumed scheduled service to Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) this month. The returning carrier also chose Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), to be its ground handling agent for a new service from Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, to HKIA. Since […]

E-air waybill penetration creeps up – ever so slowly

Unless a huge shift occurs, it would appear by IATA’s latest numbers on electronic air waybills (e-AWBs) that the goal of 45 percent penetration by year’s end isn’t going to become a reality.  The good news is that, for the most part, the numbers have crept up every month by a slight margin. Overall, e-AWB […]

New dangerous goods inspection counter at HKIA

In order to clear up any confusion about what can be shipped on various airlines, the Asia Airfreight Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport has established a dedicated dangerous goods/lithium battery screening counter to facilitate the checking of cargo. The counter is located on the second floor of Terminal 2, with dedicated parking for trucks, […]

Leaders in logistics recognized at 2015 Air Cargo Excellence Awards

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: There were many familiar faces in Shanghai last month during the Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards ceremony. But there were also some notable newcomers that climbed the ranks in this celebra­tion of the top air logistics industry firms, as chosen by Air Cargo World readers. All three air cargo carriers that […]

Hong Kong Airport has November deluge of cargo

Hong Kong International Airport set new daily and monthly records for cargo tonnage in November. During the month, cargo volume saw 6.6 percent growth over the same month last year, reaching 399,000 tonnes, and breaking the previous monthly record of 374,000 tonnes set in November 2012. There was also 6.8 percent growth in passenger traffic, […]
  • December 17, 2013