Don’t Fence Me In: Asia’s airports keep expanding, as regional competition intensifies

Three of the world’s top-five airports, measured by annual cargo throughput, are in Asia – and unlike airports in Europe and North America, chronic capacity shortages are unlikely to be an issue in the near future. Though there will eventually come a point at which Asia’s busiest cargo hubs, Hong Kong (HKG), Shanghai Pudong (PVG) […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 1, 2018

AirBridgeCargo, PACTL sign MOU to cooperate with pharma customers in China

To capture some of the growing pharmaceutical air cargo business in China, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd (PACTL) today signed a “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) to  cooperate on providing handling services for time- and temperature-sensitive shipments, such as pharma cargo. Under the MOU, both parties agreed to “develop, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 16, 2018

Shanghai hits 4 million tonnes of cargo for 2017

Shanghai, as of today, has joined a prestigious and exclusive ‘4-million tonne club’ to which only two other cities in the world can claim access. The airport authority reported this morning that its annual airfreight traffic surpassed 4 million tonnes, for the first time. Before this year, only Hong Kong and Memphis could boast similar […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 15, 2017

Ready for Takeoff: The world’s top 50 cargo airports prepare for e-commerce

The previous year was not expected to be a particularly promising one in terms of air cargo at the world’s airports. The industry had just been through about 15 years of steady, but modest growth, in the range of 3 to 4 percent each year. With the specter of the Brexit and a rise in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 1, 2017

Uptick in international imports puts PACTL on course for growth

The 2.0 percent year-over-year volume growth reported by Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co. (PACTL) was the strongest first-seven-months increase in the cargo facility’s history. Between January and July 2016, PACTL handled 919,416 tonnes of airfreight, consolidating the company’s position as the largest provider of air cargo handling services at the Shanghai airport. Shanghai […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 24, 2016

PACTL has its best year ever for cargo

Although manufacturing in China was down in 2015 and world trade was stagnant, Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal, Co., Ltd. (PACTL) set a new record for freight handled in 2015. Throughput grew by about 6.5 percent, year-over-year, with nearly 1.6 million tonnes of cargo processed, beating its previous annual record set in 2014. Import […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 13, 2016

Another good year shaping up for PACTL

Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) could set a record for airfreight volume this year. The cargo handler is reporting tonnage growth of more than 6.8 percent, year-on-year, with about 1.46 million tonnes of cargo handled for the first 11 months of this year. That figure is creeping up to the 1.5 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 8, 2015

PACTL has record first quarter

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) handled about 362,500 tonnes of cargo during the first three months of 2015, a notable 12.7 percent increase, compared to the same quarter last year. This is the strongest first quarter the cargo handler has recorded, driven mostly by an increase in imports. Import cargo volumes […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 10, 2015

Tonnage up at PACTL

Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) has achieved year-over-year tonnage growth of 20.31 percent, reaching a total of 134,322 tonnes of freight in September. Overall, the cargo terminal saw tonnage rise by 16.55 percent to 1,078,811 tonnes in the first three quarters of 2014. PACTL has thus achieved the best monthly result […]
  • October 31, 2014