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Cathay Pacific unveils new cargo terminal

By Staff Reports on February 18, 2014

Workstations at Cathay Pacific's new cargo terminal are secured with closed-circuit television coverage to monitor cargo build-up and breakdown.

Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) had a grand opening ceremony to unveil the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport.

The event was officiated by Cathay Pacific Airways chief executive John Slosar.

The new terminal has an annual handling capacity of 2.6 million tonnes. Around 1,800 jobs have been created to support the operation.

“Cathay Pacific has worked tirelessly to develop the Hong Kong hub for both passengers and air cargo, and we continue to make huge investments – in the terminal and in new aircraft – that will boost our city’s competitive edge,” Slosar said. “The Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal is one of the world’s biggest, and also most sophisticated, and will help to sustain Hong Kong’s position as a preferred air cargo hub in the region. We believe the combination of this new terminal, our growing fleet and the professionalism of Hong Kong’s logistics community will help to provide a flexible and dynamic logistics solution for Hong Kong’s airfreight industry, and this is very important given the growing competition from other hubs around the region.”

Guests from government departments, representatives from the Liaison Office of the Central Peoples Government in Hong Kong, the Airport Authority Hong Kong and Civil Aviation Department, and business partners from the airfreight industry attended the ceremony.

“Efficiency and reliability have always been the cornerstones of airfreight industry. Combined with advanced technology and dynamic team, the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal is established to add simplicity and flexibility to meet the increasingly demanding customers’ needs,” CPSL CEO Algernon Yau said. “It is our ultimate goal to ensure all customer experience is outstanding."

CPSL launched the services of this HK$5.9 billion facility with a phased approach beginning in February 2013. In October 2013, the terminal moved into full operation.

This is a common air cargo facility serving all airlines at Hong Kong International Airport.