Shanghai Pudong International Air Cargo Terminal (PACTL) has seen its strongest first seven months of the year in its history with growth of two per cent to 919,461 tonnes.
Import volumes were up 2.9 per cent to 382,929 tonnes while exports rose 1.4 per cent to 536,532 tonnes. International imports were up by 3.6 per cent to 355,920 tonnes though domestic imports fell by 4.8 per cent to 27,009 tonnes. For exports, international volumes were up 1.4 per cent to 504,707 tonnes and domestic exports saw a two per cent increase to 31,825 tonnes.
PACTL vice president, Lutz Grzegorz says: “Despite challenging market conditions, we succeeded in beating last year’s record results within the first seven months of 2016. First of all, this is due to the fact that international imports and domestic exports are increasing again.”
“Secondly, we managed to grow our business with both existing and new customers by continuously maintaining and improving our excellent service and quality standards and by investing in our infrastructure.”
In the first seven months of 2016 PACTL gained five new customer airlines including Aeroflot and Iberia Airlines. PACTL also officially inaugurated its new International Air Transport Association Center of Excellence for Independent Validators certified Cool Center in April 2016.