Aug 23, 2016: Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL), air cargo handling services provider, continued its growth path in the first seven months of 2016. It handled 919,461 tonnes of air freight in total and witnessed tonnage growth of 2.0 percent year-on-year.
This was the strongest result for the first seven months of any year in the company’s history.
PACTL’s import cargo volumes increased by 2.9 percent to a total figure of 382,929 tonnes during the first seven months in comparison with the same period in 2015.
International imports rose by 3.6 percent to 355,920 tonnes of air cargo, while domestic imports decreased by 4.8 percent to 27,009 tonnes.
The company’s export cargo volumes grew by 1.4 percent to a figure of 536,532 tonnes. International exports showed a growth rate of 1.4 percent to 504,707 tonnes, while domestic exports increased by 2.0 percent to 31,825 tonnes.
“Despite challenging market conditions, we succeeded in beating last year’s record results within the first seven months of 2016. First of all, this is due to the fact that international imports and domestic exports are increasing again. Secondly, we managed to grow our business with both existing and new customers by continuously maintaining and improving our excellent service and quality standards and by investing in our infrastructure,” says Lutz Grzegorz, vice president of PACTL.
With Iberia Airlines and Aeroflot Russian Airlines joining PACTL in June and July, the company gained five new customer airlines in the first seven months of 2016.
Processing 49.6 percent of the air cargo handled at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, PACTL further increased its market share in this period.
In April 2016, PACTL officially inaugurated its new IATA CEIV certified Cool Center.