Hong Kong International Airport’s largest independent cargo handler, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), has broken its all-time record for the number of freighters handled in a 24-hour period.
It revealed this week that it handled an impressive 104 freighter aircraft on November 3 – beating its previous record of 102, set almost exactly two years ago.
The peak of activity took place between 0200 and 0300, when Hactl simultaneously handled 13 freighters.
Hactl notes that recent upgrades to its IT systems – notably a new airside management app – has increased its ramp efficiency and productivity and that it remaihs the only cargo handler in Hong Kong capable of providing both terminal and ramp handling of freighters as a single service package.
A total of 88 of the 104 freighter flights were fully handled by Hactl, both on the ramp and in its SuperTerminal 1 facility.
Hactl’s chief executive, Wilson Kwong, enthuses: “We are very proud that we have once again beaten our record for freighter handling in a single day. To have successfully processed 104 widebody freighters in just 24 hours is a clear illustration of the immense scale of our operations and resources.
“Recent new business wins, together with growth in demand ahead of Thanksgiving and Christmas, have come together to achieve this impressive result. But it’s once again the remarkable team I am so proud to lead, which pulled out all the stops around the clock, to ensure that every aircraft successfully maintained its tight turnaround schedule.”