April 25, 2016: Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL) processed 142,297 tonnes of air cargo. With this, it reached an increase of 6.8 percent year-on-year in the month of March. In total, PACTL's cargo volumes grew by 1.5 percent to 367,791 tonnes in the first three months of 2016. These were the strongest results in both the month of March and the first quarter of any year in the company's history.
PACTL’s import cargo volumes increased by 1.4 percent year-on-year to a total figure of 157,270 tonnes during the first three months. International imports rose by 1.9 percent to 146,241 tonnes, while domestic imports decreased by 4.5 percent to 11,029 tonnes. The company’s export cargo volumes grew by 1.5 percent to a figure of 210,521 tonnes. International exports showed a growth rate of 1.8 percent reaching a total figure of 198,337 tonnes, while domestic exports declined by 2.6 percent to 12,184 tonnes.
"In line with the strong overall performance of Shanghai Pudong International Airport, we managed to continue our growth path on a level similar to the previous year where we achieved a record result of nearly 1.6 million tonnes of air cargo. Following several investments in our infrastructure and the continuous enhancement of handling processes, we were even able to further increase our market share,” says Lutz Grzegorz, vice president of PACTL.
The company processed 49.2 percent of the air cargo handled at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) in the first quarter of 2016, an increase of 0.4 percent in comparison with the first quarter in 2015.
PACTL is the largest provider of air cargo handling services at its base at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). In 2016, PACTL inaugurated its new state-of-the-art cool center which has been certified according to the IATA CEIV Pharma standards.