Hong Kong receives applause for extensive cargo efforts

HONG Kong International Airport (HKG) has been recognised for its cargo proficiency, reports the American Journal of Transportation.


The airport was named the world's busiest cargo airport after carrying the most tonnage for 2021, beating last year's top-ranking Memphis International Airport.


The Airports Council International (ACI) annual world rankings highlighted that HKG handled five million tonnes of cargo last year, an increase of 12.5 per cent in 2020.


"It's a testament to Hong Kong International Airport's solid work over the past few years in its bid to bridge gaps from the Far East to the rest of the world for cargo carrying," said HKG Middle East manager Vishnu Rajendran.


"Our hub has always been an outstanding international airport with its ease of connections, world-class lounges, and diverse range of retailers, so to now have the cargo element recognized is extremely promising."


Cathay Pacific's cargo service is responsible for 25 per cent of the airline's annual revenue.


"The dedicated Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal has gone from strength to strength in the past few years with innovation and passion at the forefront of the dynamic team," said Mr Rajendran.


"Focusing on enhanced efficiency, reliability, and visibility all improves the customer experience and adds value to the backbone of end-to-end services. Designed for an annual air cargo throughput capacity of 2.6 million tonnes, the terminal is a common-use facility open to all airline customers."


The airline also launched its Priority solution, offering three service tiers:


First (PR1), Essential Plus (PR2), and Essential (PR3).


Also, Cathay Pacific Cargo has become one of the first carriers to pioneer two new milestones in the Cargo iQ Master Operating Plan (MOP).


The new milestones, FOW (freight out of warehouse control) and FIW (freight into warehouse control), will bring more transparency to the overall shipment journey.


The milestones are operational at the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal in Hong Kong, with a view for roll-out across the network.


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Hong Kong receives applause for extensive cargo efforts
Hong Kong receives applause for extensive cargo efforts