Hactl sets new records in cargo handling in 2016

<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1484801802100_13577" class="yiv6775229560MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">Jan 19, 2017: Cargo handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has enjoyed a strong finish to 2016, beating 2015 tonnages by 1.7 percent and setting new terminal and ramp handling records.</p> <p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1484801802100_13578" class="yiv6775229560MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">It has handled 1,653,938 tonnage of cargo in 2016, up 1.7 percent on 2015.</p> <p […]

Hactl sets new records in cargo handling in 2016
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<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1484801802100_13577" class="yiv6775229560MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">Jan 19, 2017: Cargo handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has enjoyed a strong finish to 2016, beating 2015 tonnages by 1.7 percent and setting new terminal and ramp handling records.</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1484801802100_13578" class="yiv6775229560MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">It has handled 1,653,938 tonnage of cargo in 2016, up 1.7 percent on 2015.</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1484801802100_13579" class="yiv6775229560MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">Strongest performance was on transshipments, which were up a massive 29.6 percent on 2015. Mail, courier and other express traffic meanwhile grew 8.4 percent, and exports showed 2.1 percent growth.</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1484801802100_13580" class="yiv6775229560MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">Only imports declined, down 8.3 percent – although the negative trend of January-September was reversed in the last quarter, with growth in every month.</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1484801802100_13581" class="yiv6775229560MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><a title="Hactl" href="http://www.hactl.com/en-US/Home.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hactl</a> broke its record for weekly cargo handling through SuperTerminal 1 in three consecutive weeks of November, culminating in a new best of 41,926 tonnes in the week November 28 – December 4.</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1484801802100_15235" class="yiv6775229560MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">There was no let-up in the growth of Hactl’s ramp handling business, which set three new all-time records for freighter handling in the final few weeks of 2016. On November 23, Hactl handled 101 freighters in a single day; this broke its previous best of 98 freighters, set only 19 days earlier.</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1484801802100_17059" class="yiv6775229560MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">In the week of 28 November – 4 December, Hactl handled 628 freighters, surpassing its previous week’s record of 609 aircraft.</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1484801802100_17060" class="yiv6775229560MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">Freighters handled in the month of November 2016 totalled 2,579 – beating the previous November’s record of 2,242 by over 15 percent.</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1484801802100_15240" class="yiv6775229560MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">Mark Whitehead, chief executive, Hactl, says, “From a disapppointing start, 2016 shaped up to be a very satisfactory year for Hactl and its airline customers. The best results showed in the second half, and are hopefully indicative of a more settled picture for global air cargo that will continue into 2017.</p>
<p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1484801802100_15244" class="yiv6775229560MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;">“Particularly gratifying is the continuing growth of our ramp handling business.”</p>

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