Cathay Pacific opens new Hong Kong cargo terminal

By Freddie Pierce
Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) has unveiled the fully-operated Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport. A grand openin...

Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) has unveiled the fully-operated Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport.

A grand opening ceremony was attended by special guests from a number of government departments, representatives from the Liaison Office of the Central Peoples Government in Hong Kong, the Airport Authority Hong Kong and Civil Aviation Department, business partners and friends from the airfreight industry.

The event was officiated by Cathay Pacific Airways Chief Executive, John Slosar, with the Honourable Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as guest of honour.

Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar said: "Cathay Pacific has worked tirelessly to develop the Hong Kong hub for both passengers and air cargo, and we continue to make huge investments - in the terminal and in new aircraft - that will boost our city's competitive edge.

“The Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal is one of the world's biggest, and also most sophisticated, and will help to sustain Hong Kong's position as a preferred air cargo hub in the region.

“We believe the combination of this new terminal, our growing fleet and the professionalism of Hong Kong's logistics community will help to provide a flexible and dynamic logistics solution for Hong Kong's airfreight industry, and this is very important given the growing competition from other hubs around the region."

CPSL Chief Executive Officer Algernon Yau said: "Efficiency and reliability have always been the cornerstones of airfreight industry. Combined with advanced technology and dynamic team, the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal is established to add simplicity and flexibility to meet the increasingly demanding customers' needs.

“It is our ultimate goal to ensure all customer experience is outstanding."

CPSL launched the services of this HK$5.9 billion facility with a phased approach beginning in February 2013, ensuring a smooth transition for the customers. In October 2013, the terminal has successfully moved into full operation, providing a broad spectrum of logistics solutions for the air freight industry.

Combining advanced technology and streamlined workflows, Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal creates new service benchmarks for the industry. Customers will benefit from extended cut-off times, last-minute cargo acceptance and a reduced connection time for transhipment. This is a common air cargo facility serving all airlines operating at the Hong Kong International Airport.

The new terminal has an annual handling capacity of 2.6 million tonnes and will help boost the competitiveness of the Hong Kong. Around 1,800 jobs have been created to support the operation in achieving unparalleled efficiency and service innovation.

Cathay Pacific Services Limited
Cathay Pacific Services Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. The Company was formed in January 2008 and was awarded a 20-year franchise by Airport Authority Hong Kong in March 2008, to design, build and operate a new cargo terminal at the Hong Kong International Airport - the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal.

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