Hactl handles horses for Longines Masters for 5th time

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Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has handled 60 horses for the Longines Masters of Hong Kong for the fifth successive year.

The transportation of the horses from Liege and their return journeys after the event are being coordinated by European Horse Services (EHS). Etihad Airways was this year’s carrier and DB Schenker performed the forwarding.

The Longines Masters first came to Hong Kong in 2013 and is taking place at the AsiaWorld-Expo complex.

EHS founder and president, Filip Vande Cappelle says: “It’s an honour for EHS to have been selected once again as the official transportation partner by EEM, the event organisers. We are also very happy to be working with Hactl again; their facilities, and the attention to detail which their staff bring to the all-important handling process, are second to none.”

Hong Kong rider, Jacqueline Lai accompanied her horses Basta and Der Senaat 111 on the inbound flight and was greeted by Hactl chief executive, Mark Whitehead.

Whitehead comments: “It’s great to be involved in this wonderful event again, and it was particularly good to have the opportunity of meeting Hong Kong’s very own competitor. Both Jacqueline and Hactl are enthusiastic supporters of the Longines Masters, which has really put Hong Kong on the equestrian map.”