Cathay Pacific Cargo has busy first year

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In its first full year handling cargo, Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) reported that Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal (CPCT) at Hong Kong International Airport handled 1.45 million tonnes of cargo.

On Nov. 8, 2014, the terminal set its highest daily tonnage record of 5,476 tonnes of cargo processed. CPCT’s traffic was 54 percent transshipment. The percentages of import and export cargo tonnes throughout were 15 percent and 31 percent, respectively.

“2014 was Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal’s first full-year of operations. With concerted efforts by our dedicated team, we were able to achieve the highest level of service performance that we promised our customers from the beginning,” said CPSL chief executive officer Kelvin Ko.

At CPCT, consignees can collect inbound cargo after its arrival within three hours for passenger flights and five hours for freighters. In addition, airlines can make transhipment connections at CPCT, within five hours, or three hours with prior arrangement.

The HK$5.9 billion CPCT opened in February 2013 and was designed and constructed by CPSL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways, which also operates the facility under a 20-year lease agreement with HKIA. The new terminal has an annual air cargo throughput capacity of 2.6 million tonnes. CPSL started providing ramp-handling service for freighters since July 2014.

As a common-use facility, CPSL currently serves seven customer airlines, including AirAsia, Air Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair, EVA Airways Corporation, Royal Brunei Airlines and Thai AirAsia. CPSL employs more than 1,800 people to support the round-the-clock operations at the terminal.


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