Hactl handles 104 freighters in record 24 hours

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Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has broken its record for the numbers of freighters handled in 24 hours.

On 3 November, Hactl handled 104 freighter, beating the previous record of 102, set on 5 November 2017.

The peak of activity was between 0200 and 0300, when Hactl handled 13 freighters simultaneously.

Upgrades to Hactl’s IT system, notably a new airside management app means ramp efficiency and productivity has increased.

Of the 104 freighters, 88 were fully handled by Hactl, both on the ramp and in its SuperTerminal 1 facility.

Wilson Kwong, chief executive of Hactl says: “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.”