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

Hong Kong World Airport (HKIA) has retained its residing as the field’s busiest cargo airport, even though the amount of items flowing through it closing year serene fell looking out pre-pandemic stages.

It registered a 3.3 per cent year-on-year amplify in cargo quantity to 4.3 million tonnes, in step with provisional figures launched on Monday by Airports Council World (ACI).

It’s the Thirteenth time since 2010 that HKIA has been the busiest cargo airport on the earth. It misplaced the quantity 1 residing in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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“We are proud to have claimed the head place for air cargo throughput all over all over again. This accomplishment demonstrates HKIA’s resilience, unparalleled effectivity and world-class cargo companies and products,” acknowledged Jack So, chairman of Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK).

To grab future boost alternatives, HKIA is specializing within the excessive-worth and fast-growing segments. HKIA is the first airport on this planet to attain the plump suite of Center of Excellence for Unbiased Validators (CEIV) certifications from the World Air Transport Association (IATA) for the facing of excessive-worth items, including prescribed tablets, perishables, dwell animals and lithium batteries.

Essentially based mostly on the short rise of e-commerce, an array of traits are progressing plump steam at HKIA to grab the excellent alternatives. In 2023, HKIA saw the completion of the Cainiao Natty Gateway, developed by Alibaba Community’s logistics arm, and the growth of DHL’s Central Asia Hub, which elevated its skill by 50%. Within the intervening time, United Parcel Service has announced its opinion to place a unusual hub facility at HKIA.

To toughen connectivity with the Bigger Bay Space (GBA), HKIA has launched a unique cargo sea-air transshipment operation which enables security screening, palletisation, cargo acceptance and diverse companies and products to be carried out upstream on the HKIA Dongguan Logistics Park before the cargo is shipped to HKIA by sea for air transshipment to worldwide locations.

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Conversely, a equivalent direction of is in residing for global imports to the Mainland. The unusual model revolutionises the device in which HKIA supports transhipment and will give a steal to HKIA’s characteristic as the most serious global cargo gateway for the GBA.