Kai Tak should be kept on standby in case of another cargo catastrophe at Chek Lap Kok, cargo boss Anthony Charter says. Although the new $8.3 billion terminal at Chek Lap Kok was now fully up and running, 'teething' problems were likely to continue until the end of the year, said Mr Charter, managing director of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal Limited (HACTL). 'We have suggested to government that Terminal Two be mothballed in case things are a complete disaster again,' Mr Charter said. 'I think we should leave it operational through until November which covers the peak season for air freight. It would be stupid to shut it down and strip it of its equipment at this time.' Mr Charter faces questioning by the Commission of Inquiry on the New Airport next week. Some $4.6 billion was lost when cargo shipments were suspended after the computer crash on July 6 - more than a month before the terminal's contracted opening date. Full operations returned to SuperTerminal 1 on August 24 and were running normally apart from some small 'settling in' problems with some new equipment. Mr Charter said his Terminal Two suggestion was just an insurance policy. 'I do not see that we will need to use Terminal Two again - I am as confident as I can be that the fail-safe and backup systems at SuperTerminal 1 will prevent a failure of the same magnitude happening again - July 6 will not be repeated,' he said. A Finance Bureau spokesman said Mr Charter's appeal was being considered.