Asia Airfreight Terminal

Cathay cargo terminal opens in weeks

Cathay's new terminal, which is opening five months early.

Cathay Pacific Airways will open its HK$5.9 billion air cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport about five months early on February 21.

Friday, 11 January, 2013, 3:56am

Exports lift airport cargo to first growth in a year

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 said yesterday.

But one transport expert forecasts that overall airfreight volumes at Chek Lap Kok airport will drop by up to 4 per cent this year compared with 2011.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

FedEx expands freight centre despite downturn

FedEx Express has expanded its airport facility in Hong Kong by more than a third to improve its parcel-handling efficiency, ignoring the downturn in the air cargo industry.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Software revamp at AAT helps move cargo more easily

The airfreight business is all about speed, and that depends on having sophisticated software and the latest technology. So, Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), in designing its second cargo facility at Chek Lap Kok, which officially opened last December, puts emphasis on these areas.

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

tenders invited for cargo terminal at Chek Lap Kok

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Study calls for new air cargo terminal

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, says a report commissioned by the Airport Authority.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Airfreight sector in state of change

HONG KONG'S airfreight sector thinks big. It is a key engine of economic growth and, with the industry facing ever-increasing competition from airports in the mainland and elsewhere in the region, the industry looks set to be closely watched.

29 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

US carrier eyes China

UNITED AIRLINES IS targeting a steady 5 per cent growth for its Hong Kong airfreight operations this year, based on the current frequency of flights on intra-Asia and trans-Pacific routes. However, the company is also closely watching developments in South China.

29 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

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

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 of drivers complained of long delays as they were forced to queue for more than eight hours outside the terminal for loading and delivery. The normal waiting time is two to three hours.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

HK airport sets record for cargo throughput

An increasingly powerful euro and the mainland's growing appetite for semi-finished products and components last year propelled Hong Kong airport to another record for handling international air cargo.

7 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Booming delta demand creates airfreight record

With a significant part yet to go, airport operators are having their busiest year

Surging demand for high-value consumer goods made in the Pearl River Delta has already propelled both of the airport's air cargo terminals to new volume records, with four weeks left in what is expected to be an extended peak season.

1 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

AAT signs for $1.7b air-cargo project

Phase II expansion, to be completed by 2006, will more than double firm's annual handling capacity to 1.5 million tonnes

Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), Hong Kong's second-biggest air-cargo firm, yesterday committed to a HK$1.75 billion expansion project as it targets a greater share of the increasingly valuable commodities trade flowing through Chek Lap Kok.

4 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Existing cargo facility operators cry foul over benefits that may be enjoyed by airport express contenders

The Airport Authority is continuing to negotiate with its two cargo facility franchise holders over their objections to a new dedicated express cargo terminal at Chek Lap Kok.

24 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Study may see 30pc boost in Hactl's effective capacity

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) effective capacity could be boosted by up to 30 per cent in the next year if the initial findings of an efficiency study are adopted.

Such an increase in effective capacity could lessen the need for the Government to introduce a third air-cargo terminal operator at Hong Kong International Airport.

25 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Hactl hopes to cut service charges

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal (Hactl) is optimistic it will be able to cut charges to customers when the Airport Authority extends the company's franchise.

Director of marketing and customer service Mark Ashall said 15 per cent cuts in landing and other airport charges by the Airport Authority effective on January 1 had provided welcome relief to airport operators.

10 Feb 2000 - 12:00am