PACTL sets new freight volume record in October

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL)

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL) posted the highest monthly tonnage in the company’s history in October – handling 153,607 tonnes.

This was a year-on-year (YOY) growth of 8.9 per cent. PACTL also saw tonnage rise 3.2 per cent to 1,353,969 tonnes between January and October, which is the strongest first ten months result in the cargo terminal’s history.

PACTL’s domestic cargo volumes increased by 12.2 per cent YOY to 9,480 tonnes in October, while international cargo grew by 8.7 per cent to 144,127 tonnes that month.

Between January and October, domestic cargo volumes rose by two per cent to 86,880 tonnes and international cargo increased by 3.3 per cent to 1,267,089 tonnes.

Imports grew by 12.1 per cent to 62,360 tonnes in October and exports rose by 6.9 per cent to 91,247 tonnes compared to the previous year. Overall imports increased by 5.3 per cent to 561,145 tonnes during the first ten months; exports increased by 1.8 per cent to 792,824 tonnes.

PACTL vice president, Lutz Grzegorz says: “We managed to significantly grow our international imports and domestic exports in the last couple of months. This is mainly due to the fact that the demand for high-value consumer goods picked up again.

“We noted that long term but also new customers increasingly request our new cool chain facility, continuously developing their range of products in collaboration with PACTL. In line with this positive trend we are confident to achieve another annual record by the end of 2016.”

PACTL recently extended its collaboration with Air New Zealand. Previously, new customers such as Iberia Airlines and Aeroflot Russian Airlines joined the largest provider of air cargo handling services at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.