CEIV-Fresh standard launched in Hong Kong for perishables quality

SINGAPORE — First it was pharmaceuticals. Next came live animals. This morning the International Air Transport Association (IATA) added yet another time and temperature-sensitive cargo category to its wildly successful Center of Excellence for Independent Validators program: Perishable goods. The new industry certification — the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics, a.k.a. "CEIV-Fresh" — is designed […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 12, 2019

The World of E-Commerce: Taking advantage of retail’s online revolution

Buzzword or not, the “e-commerce revolution” has reshaped not only the air cargo logistics chain but the overall retail market, on a global scale. With the rise of e-commerce giants such as Amazon in the United States, and Alibaba and JD.com in China, the need for e-commerce shipments to move across the globe in only […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 10, 2018

Western Global teams up with Hactl for ground handling on L.A.-to-Hong Kong service

On Wednesday, Florida-based cargo carrier Western Global Airlines launched a new partnership with Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), which will provide ground handling services for the carrier’s Los Angeles-to-Hong Kong route, in partnership with U.S.-based forwarder Flexport. “Working with Hong Kong’s leading freighter handler, Hactl, will help ensure that we can provide our […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 11, 2018

Industry mourns death of former Hactl CEO, Mark Whitehead

The airfreight industry is still reeling from the news yesterday that Mark Whitehead, the recently retired CEO of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl), passed away in his sleep while he was competing in an ocean yacht race, which was one of his lifelong passions. Mark joined Hactl in 2010 and, under his leadership, “the company […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 4, 2018

Hactl seals deal for Aviastar-TU freight handling

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) received a contract from the Russian Post’s affiliate airline, Aviastar-TU, to handle its new freighter services from Tolmachevo in eastern Russia to Hong Kong. The scheduled freighter service on the Russia-Hong Kong route is expected to increase from one to four times weekly by the end of 2017, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 10, 2017

Hactl implements V.R. training for cargo handling

Cargo handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) launched a virtual reality (V.R.) training program, called COSAC-VR, to provide new staff with a virtual experience in ramp handling before they are introduced to the real-life, fast-paced operations. “In the past, newly-recruited ground service staff had to undergo extensive classroom training before experiencing the real-life […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 16, 2017

Seafreight woes boost cargo volumes at Hong Kong’s Hactl

Strong international trade and a shift from ocean to airfreight have pushed cargo volumes at Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) up 16.6 percent in the first half of 2017, according to the ground handler. Whatever the cause, some 860,242 tonnes of freight during those first six months are undeniable proof that exports, imports, […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 1, 2017

That Sinking Feeling: Keeping shippers from running back to seafreight

With any broken relationship – whether it’s a romantic tryst or a freight consignment – there’s always the danger of the “rebound effect.” “Unrewarding rebound relationships can actually lead people to feel more attached to their ex-partners, rather than less,” warned Samantha Joel, assistant professor at the University of Utah Psychology Department. With time, she […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 6, 2017

Premium cargo on the wish lists of Hong Kong companies

The new year in Hong Kong began in an auspicious manner for the airfreight community. In the budget that was propsed in February, Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, outlined plans to foster air cargo. To cement Hong Kong’s status as major hub and enhance its competitive edge, Secretary Chan pledged to look at measures […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • April 11, 2017

Hactl takes on Vietjet’s cargo handling at Hong Kong

Vietnamese carrier VietJet has chosen Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) to provide cargo terminal operations for its newly launched flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong. The daily services are operated with narrowbody A320 aircraft. In the first nine months of 2016, Vietnam was Hong Kong’s fifth largest export market. Vietnam’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 25, 2017

Hactl closes out a strong 2016 after bumper November numbers

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) finished 2016 in good form, increasing 2015 tonnage by 1.7 percent to more than 1.65 million tonnes, and setting new terminal and ramp handling records. Transshipments recorded the highest growth, at 29.6 percent, year-over-year, growth. Mail, courier and express traffic rose 8.4 percent, and exports grew 2.1 percent, […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 19, 2017