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  1. Xiamen venture to boost cargo trade for Taiwan airlines

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... The $206 million air freight terminal is well positioned to capitalise on cross-strait traffic needs Xiamen's new joint-venture air cargo terminal will start operations next week, giving Taiwan-based airlines an early foothold in what is a promising cross-strait air-freight market. The 220 million yuan (HK$206.22 million) Xiamen International Airport Air Cargo Terminal, 49 ...

  2. Strong euro boosts HK cargo volumes to Europe

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... for European goods. Hong Kong Dragon Airlines saw its Europe-bound cargo surge more than 30 per cent year on year last month, echoing figures released by Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, which saw ... tonnes of cargo last month, up 2.4 per cent. Kenny Tang, general manager cargo, said the optimistic outlook would continue this month. 'Cargo volume broke a record last month. Although ...

  3. China Southern taps mainland-bound cargo

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... airport as the mainland's No1 carrier looks to tap demand for China-bound cargo. The cross-border trucking service, which started on August 1, is targeted at cargo destined for outside ... mainland market will be more opened to Hong Kong companies under Cepa, and there will be more cargo flow as Hong Kong freight forwarders and logistics companies set up operations in China,' ...

  4. Mainland airline in cargo pact with KLM

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... China Southern Airlines next month will join Dutch carrier KLM to offer freighter services between Shanghai and Amsterdam, the mainland carrier's second cargo destination in Europe. ... we see prospects there. It is a cargo hub and the demand is strong,' said a China Southern spokesman. The China airline late last year joined with European express operator TNT ...

  5. Ningbo port lifts capacity amid rising cargo growth

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Ningbo port will boost its container throughput capacity by about 4.5 million teu (20ft equivalent units) in the next five years as the Zhejiang city looks to cater for surging cargo ... the nine berths would boost Ningbo's cargo-handling capacity by 4.5 million teu on completion. Ningbo vice-mayor Wu Hemin said the capacity growth would be supported by strong cargo volume ...

  6. Cathay will convert to expand cargo fleet

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Annette Chiu Cathay Pacific Airways plans to expand its cargo services by converting up to 12 747-400 passenger aircraft into freighters. Hong Kong's No1 carrier, the first customer to join Boeing's freighter conversion programme, has decided to convert at least six passenger jets into cargo planes. The first will be completed in December next year with five others ...

  7. Air Macau eyes cargo services to Nanjing

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Air Macau is looking to enhance cargo flow between Taiwan and the mainland by launching services to Nanjing in the autumn. An official from Nanjing Lukou International Airport said it had ... With the new services from global airlines, cargo throughput at Nanjing in the past two months has reached 3,638 tonnes, the volume it handled all of last year. In May, Singapore Airlines (SIA) started ...

  8. Shenzhen cargo volume growth slips

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Capacity limits at container handling facilities and the impact of Sars slow throughput at terminals last month The port of Shenzhen's rampant growth in cargo volumes slowed last ... will stabilise in the second half. People are expecting a delayed peak season, but there won't be an obvious peak season this year. Cargo volume will be more evenly distributed throughout ...

  9. Cosco-HIT cargo throughput drops

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Cosco-HIT Terminals, which operates two berths at the main terminal in Hong Kong, reported an 11.4 per cent fall in cargo throughput last month, compared with June last year. It was the second consecutive month of shrinking throughput. The joint venture between Cosco Pacific and Hutchison Whampoa handled 115,400 teu (20ft equivalent units) last month, compared with 130,300 ...

  10. Euro's strength buoys growth of air freight

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... better than expected demand as the manufacturing centres in South China continued to lure buyers from overseas. Hongkong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd, which handled about 80 per cent of cargo at Chek Lap Kok airport, is set to see throughput of two million tonnes this year - the first general air-cargo terminal to break that barrier. It handled 1.91 million tonnes last year. Sunny Ho ...




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