Thursday, May 23, 2024

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 The first protests started in April when a controversial extradition bill was introduced, which has since been withdrawn.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 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Mark Whitehead dies weeks after retiring from Hactl

Former chief executive of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl), Mark Whitehead has died in his sleep weeks after retiring. Whitehead, who retired on 7 March died while competing in the China Sea Race, had been the chief executive of Hactl for eight years before handing over to Wilson Kwong. He was a member of […]

Mark Whitehead to retire as Hactl chief executive

Mark Whitehead is to retire as chief executive of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl), handing over the reins to Wilson Kwong on 7 March. Kwong, the chief executive of Jardine Engineering Corporation (JEC), joined the Jardine Matheson Group in 1998 and has worked in Jardine Aviation Services, the Jardine Matheson Head Office, and Hong […]