About 75 per cent of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal's (Hactl) air-cargo facility, SuperTerminal I, will be ready for use when the new airport opens on July 6, according to managing director Anthony Charter. He said the facility, which had a capacity of 2.4 million tonnes, would be fully operational by the end of the year. 'This year the throughput is expected to be between 1.6 million and 1.7 million tonnes,' he added. SuperTerminal I was being built in zones and tests were being carried out as each zone was completed. It will open about three days before the airport does. The facility will receive freight from July 3 in order to be operational on July 6. Hactl will not take much of its equipment at Terminal 2 to Chek Lap Kok. Despite this, Hactl will still need 160 truck movements to transport necessary items to the new airport on July 5. Another 40 trucks will carry the remaining equipment to Chek Lap Kok after the airport opens. Hactl will move whatever equipment it can to the new airport in advance to keep the move on July 5 to a minimum. Mr Charter said SuperTerminal I was now testing its computer and other systems. Hactl's human resources department has stopped staff leave for the move to the airport. 'We have to freeze the leave to maximise our resources and are paying our people overtime to do the work,' Mr Charter said.