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Hong Kong International Airport being named world’s busiest cargo airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has retained its characteristic as the sector’s busiest cargo airport, though the amount of things flowing by it final year aloof fell wanting pre-pandemic ranges.

It registered a 3.3 per cent year-on-year elevate in cargo volume to 4.3 million tonnes, in accordance with provisional figures released on Monday by Airports Council International (ACI).

It’s the 13th time since 2010 that HKIA has been the busiest cargo airport on the planet. It lost the #1 characteristic in 2020 thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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“We are proud to have confidence claimed the head space for air cargo throughput but again. This accomplishment demonstrates HKIA’s resilience, unparalleled efficiency and world-class cargo services,” acknowledged Jack So, chairman of Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK).

To clutch future growth opportunities, HKIA is focusing on the excessive-tag and like a flash-increasing segments. HKIA is the main airport within the sector to realize the chunky suite of Center of Excellence for Fair Validators (CEIV) certifications from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the coping with of excessive-tag items, along with prescribed tablets, perishables, dwell animals and lithium batteries.

In response to the short upward thrust of e-commerce, an array of traits are progressing chunky steam at HKIA to clutch the mammoth opportunities. In 2023, HKIA noticed the completion of the Cainiao Graceful Gateway, developed by Alibaba Group’s logistics arm, and the expansion of DHL’s Central Asia Hub, which increased its capacity by 50%. Meanwhile, United Parcel Service has launched its design to set aside a fresh hub facility at HKIA.

To increase connectivity with the Larger Bay Space (GBA), HKIA has launched a novel cargo sea-air transshipment operation which enables safety screening, palletisation, cargo acceptance and varied services to be completed upstream on the HKIA Dongguan Logistics Park sooner than the cargo is shipped to HKIA by sea for air transshipment to worldwide locations.

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Conversely, a the same job is in characteristic for world imports to the Mainland. The fresh model revolutionises the capacity HKIA helps transhipment and can also pork up HKIA’s characteristic as essentially the most serious world cargo gateway for the GBA.