Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Hong Kong commits to the cool chain

With volumes steadily increasing across all cool chain commodities, Hactl has established a Cool Chain Complex (CCC) to prepare the cargo handler and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for the market growth ahead. READ: Hactl’s seamless Cool Chain Complex is the largest at HKIA While this sector can be pretty volatile, with frequent peaks at […]

Hactl’s seamless Cool Chain Complex is the largest at HKIA

Hactl has launched its new Cool Chain Complex (CCC), providing a seamless handling process for temperature-controlled shipments. The facility is the largest at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and the first to include a dedicated climate-controlled facility for storing dangerous substances. READ: 13th Hactl International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition The new CCC enables import […]

13th Hactl International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition

Teams from nine international airlines took part in the latest Hactl International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition, held at Hactl’s SuperTerminal 1 facility in Hong Kong. The forklift driving element of the event tested the ability of contestants to manoeuvre forklift trucks accurately and safely over complex courses. In the Pallet Building contest, teams had […]

World’s first air cargo terminal equipped with intelligent cargo thermal detection system to enhance aviation safety

Aerovision Technology Limited (ATL) and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) have signed a collaboration agreement to install ATL’s patented intelligent cargo thermal detection system at suitable locations within Hactl’s SuperTerminal 1. It is also the world’s first air cargo terminal equipped with an intelligent cargo thermal detection system, which will further enhance the […]

Hactl “Automated Service Kiosk” to enhance import collections

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest independent cargo handler – is opening 12 new Automated Service Kiosks (ASKs) to speed up collection of import cargo from its giant SuperTerminal 1 facility. Hactl is the first cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong to introduce such a system. Under the current manual, […]

SBTi approves Hactl emissions reduction targets

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest independent cargo handler – has had its targets for science-based greenhouse gas emissions reductions approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). SBTi’s Target Validation team has confirmed that Hactl’s targets comply with SBTi Criteria and Recommendations, and that Hactl’s scope 1 and 2 […]

Hactl wins another two Supply Chain Asia Awards

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest independent cargo handler – has received another two awards at this year’s Supply Chain Asia Awards. The “Special Award (ESG)” was awarded to Hactl based on its recent “New lives for old uniforms” project, in which outdated surplus staff uniforms were transformed into useful […]

Hactl wins two awards at AFLAS

Hong Kong’s largest independent handler (Hactl) – has been named “Best Global Air Cargo Terminal Operator” and “Best Green Air Cargo Terminal Operator” at the 2023 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards. It is the fifth time Hactl and its wholly-owned subsidiary Hacis have been honoured at the AFLAS awards, since they were […]

Robots strengthen Hactl security

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest independent handler – is beefing up site security at its SuperTerminal 1 facility, with the introduction of robot patrols. The first security robot is about to enter service, initially patrolling car- and truck parking areas, and export goods handling areas, mainly during the peak […]

Hacis and Hactl target Hong Kong temperature-sensitive e-commerce

Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Limited (Hacis), the value-added logistics arm of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), has opened a new climate-controlled facility – “Cool Zone” – to cater for the increasing volumes of perishable and temperature-sensitive e-commerce traffic transiting Hong Kong. Hacis’ new Cool Zone – located within its E-commerce Fulfilment […]

New lives for old uniforms

When Hactl recently began the process of replacing its frontline staff uniforms, the principal aims were naturally to create new workwear that combined functionality and comfort, and supported the corporate brand. The new uniforms have, indeed, proven very popular with staff. For most companies, that would have been enough; but at Hactl, we are also […]

Double honours for Hactl’s green achievements

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest independent air cargo handler – has received both the Transport and Logistics – Gold Award in the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE), and Hong Kong Green Organisation Certification (HKGOC). The HKAEE aims to promote the adoption of green management in business. The […]

Hactl is sole logistics representative on new innovation index

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) — Hong Kong’s largest independent air cargo handler — is the only Hong Kong airport community and logistics corporation to receive a Corporate Innovation Index (CII) Awards Certificate, having been ranked among the top 20 constituent companies. The Corporate Innovation Index — which aims to promote both technological […]

Hactl scores again at Supply Chain Asia Awards

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s major independent cargo handler – scooped two awards at this year’s Supply Chain Asia Awards in Singapore. The “Supply Chain Innovator of the Year (Airport Operations Automation)” award was given in recognition of Hactl’s recent Automated Parts Store project. This is a robotic parts dispensing […]

IATA CEIV Lithium Batteries makes it four for Hactl

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest independent handler – has successfully obtained accreditation under IATA’s CEIV Lithium Batteries (Li-batt) standard. Hactl now holds all four IATA CEIV accreditations (Pharma, Fresh, Live Animals, Li-batt). Lithium battery air cargo shipments are becoming ever more commonplace, as more and more devices – ranging […]

Another IATA first for Hactl

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest independent cargo handler – has become the first cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong to achieve IATA’s new Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) Center Certification. Hactl has been an IATA Accredited Training School (ATS) since 2003, offering training both for its own staff and […]

Hactl wins again at World Air Cargo Awards

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest independent cargo handler – has once again been named “Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year” at the World Air Cargo Awards 2022. Hactl’s latest success brings its total number of wins to eight throughout the sixteen years of the competition. Hactl’s award was […]

Air cargo is committed to Hong Kong

Industry needs to up its game on sustainability, says HACTL chief

Despite the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, air cargo representatives do not see the Special Administrative Region losing its status as the world’s largest hub any time soon. The first protests started in April when a controversial extradition bill was introduced, which has since been withdrawn. Protests have continued since then, and Hong Kong International […]

Hactl handles 104 freighters in record 24 hours

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has broken its record for the numbers of freighters handled in 24 hours. On 3 November, Hactl handled 104 freighter, beating the previous record of 102, set on 5 November 2017. The peak of activity was between 0200 and 0300, when Hactl handled 13 freighters simultaneously. Upgrades to Hactl’s […]

Hactl to handle Southern Air flights in Hong Kong

Cargo handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has been awarded the contract to provide ramp handling for freighter operator Southern Air. The Kentucky-based subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holding operates 21 rotations a week through Hong Kong, serving Anchorage, Cincinnati, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Leipzig, Milan, Sharjah, Bahrain and Seoul. All services to […]

Hactl signs up to ULD Care Code of Conduct

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) is the latest air cargo organisation to support ULD Care’s Unit Load Device Code of Conduct. The 10-point code is a voluntary agreement promoting best practice in the handling of ULDs and represents a gold standard benchmark for safe and efficient operations on the ground and in flight. The […]

Hactl to handle Eznis Airways flights to Hong Kong

Mongolia’s Eznis Airways has picked Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) as its cargo handler for Ulan Bator – Hong Kong flights. The services operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, taking around 4 hours 40 minutes using a Boeing 737 passenger aircraft. Hactl provides Eznis Airways with cargo terminal operations, as well as handling documentation. […]

When air cargo success took to the stage

In a major break from tradition, last week’s ACW World Air Cargo Award’s gala night of the airfreight stars saw the announcement of the winners of the ECS Group’s ground-breaking #NexGen Leaders industry initiative. In a second change to the proceedings, more than 10,000 voters worldwide had cast their votes in a new format where […]

Hactl to handle Raya Airways in Hong Kong

Malaysian freighter airline, Raya Airways has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) as its ground handler in Hong Kong. The airline operates five flights a week between Hong Kong and its home base of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang using a Boeing 767 Freighter. The capacity is provided for integrator traffic, supplemented […]

Hong Kong remains the world’s leading cargo hub

Growth may be subdued at Hong Kong International Airport due to restricted freighter, but Wilson Kwong remains confident about the future, due to the breadth and depth of its network. The chief executive of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl), the only neutral air cargo terminal operator at the airport says despite restricted freighter capacity, […]

IATA WCS 2019: CEIV Fresh certificate launched

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the CEIV Fresh certificate, with Hong Kong International Airport being named the first certified community. The accreditation was pioneered by the airport, with Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) working closely with members of the airport community including Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, Cathay Pacific Services Limited and […]

Hactl competition focuses on safety again

Hactl’s renowned International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition has once again taken place at the company’s massive SuperTeminal 1 facility in Hong Kong. It was the twelfth year of the contest, which is a key element of Hactl’s ongoing Safety at Work programme. Nine teams took part in this year’s competition: Air Canada Cargo, Air […]

Hactl goes green with solar panels on the roof

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has taken the next step in its “Green Terminal” project by installing 1,300sqm of solar panels on the roof of SuperTerminal 1. The installation will feature 518 panels with the capacity to create 160 kWp, with the renewable energy being fed into the power grid. The system is being […]

Hactl is not waiting to go green

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has marked the latest phase in its Green Terminal environmental programme with an event called “Don’t Wait Act Now”. The event, which included a show of upcycled fashion modelled by Hactl staff, is designed to instil a sense of urgency over the need to take steps to reduce society’s […]

Hactl first with new IATA handling audit system

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong’s largest independent cargo handler – is the first cargo terminal operator (CTO) in the world to complete a pilot for IATA’s new Smart Facility Operational Capacity Audit (SFOC). SFOC is part of the Smart Facility program which aims to provide total transparency on capacities and […]