Operations at the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal will undergo three stages, said CPSL, a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. This is to ensure a smooth transfer to the new terminal of cargo processing for its first customers, Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair.
On February 21, the terminal will start handling valuable cargo, transit civil mail, and interface transfer transshipments for the two airlines. In the summer, operations will cover all transshipments, import cargo and empty unit load device release. Full operations begin in the latter half of this year.
The terminal will open its doors to new customers later in the year, said Nick Rhodes, Cathay Pacific cargo director.
The HKD5.9 billion (US$761 million) cargo hub can handle 2.6 million tonnes of throughput per year, increasing HKIA’s annual capacity by 50 percent to 7.4 million tonnes.
“This facility is designed to offer our customer airlines the advantage of extended cut-off times, last-minute cargo acceptance and reduced connection handling time for transshipments due to a strategic mix of just-in-time operations and advanced technology,” said Algernon Yau, CEO of CPSL.
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