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  1. Business - Companies - LOGISTICS

    Tighter US security measures cause little impact on air cargo industry

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Freight forwarders say operations still running smoothly despite measures requiring advance screening of air cargo introduced last month Tighter U.S. securitycauses little impact Tougher security measures introduced last month for some US-bound cargo at Hong Kong International Airport have had little impact on airfreight operations so far, industry ...

  2. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cathay cargo terminal opens in weeks

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Cathay cargo terminal opens in weeks Cathay Pacific Airways will open its HK$5.9 billion air cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport about five ... By comparison, total cargo throughput rose about 1 per cent last year to 4 million tonnes. John Slosar, the airline's chief executive, said Cathay Pacific was able to shorten the construction ...

  3. Exports lift airport cargo to first growth in a year

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Cargo volumes at Hong Kong International Airport grew in May for the first time in 14 months, buoyed by an increase in exports, the Airport Authority ... airfreight volumes climbed 1.1 per cent last month to 333,000 tonnes. This included 213,000 tonnes of export cargo, a 1.8 per cent increase compared with the 209,000 tonnes handled in May last year. ...

  4. Air cargo continues to slide for third month

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Air cargo processed by Hong Kong airport's largest cargo handler dropped for a third month in June, bringing down the first half's cargo throughput by 4.7 per cent to 1.33 million tonnes. Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals handled just 220,726 tonnes of air cargo last month, a year-on-year drop of 10.3 per cent, compared with a drop of 12 per ...

  5. 82 flights delayed after cargo plane breaks down

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok At least 82 inbound and outbound flights were delayed last evening after a cargo plane broke down and blocked one of the two runways at Chek Lap Kok airport. A Kazakh-bound Air Cargo Germany plane was grounded by a mechanical fault just before take-off at 6pm, an Airport Authority spokeswoman said. She could not say when the runway would be cleared. She said ...

  6. Passenger, cargo volumes hit record highs

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Passenger and cargo traffic at Hong Kong International Airport hit record highs in the first half. Airport Authority figures show Chek Lap Kok handled 24.5 million passengers, an increase of 9.3 per cent year on year, while cargo surged 35.1 per cent to two million tonnes. The figures were boosted by robust growth last month, with passengers up 26.2 per cent from a year ...

  7. Airport cargo up 42pc to new record

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Hong Kong International Airport handled record cargo tonnages last month. It says business has returned to pre-crisis levels. The world's busiest international cargo terminal handled 367,000 tonnes of cargo in May, up 42 per cent from a year earlier, thanks to increased exports to Europe and North America. Export cargo recorded a strong growth of 61 per cent ...

  8. Air cargo in chaos as computer shuts down at Chek Lap Kok

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Cargo handling at Chek Lap Kok airport was thrown into chaos yesterday when the computer system shut down at the container terminal for more than five hours. Hundreds ... Cargo Terminals (Hactl) said a computer network broke down at about 1pm and automatic cargo processing, involving both imports and exports, was also disrupted. Cargo handling could only ...

  9. Study calls for new air cargo terminal

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Hong Kong needs a third general cargo terminal at the airport to boost competition among operators and defend its market-leading position against ambitious regional rivals, ... of the soon to be released Master Plan 2025, Study on Competitiveness of HKIA as an International and Regional Air Cargo Hub. The authority has been caught for the past few months in the middle ...

  10. Airport lifts cargo volume to record

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough A post-Lunar New Year bounce saw Hong Kong airport handle a monthly record of 320,000 tonnes of cargo in March, an increase of 10 per cent over the same month last year and a 29 per cent jump over average cargo volume in the first two months. Meanwhile, state media reported over the weekend that the Ministry of Commerce had added its approval to plans by an Airport ...




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