At the China Logistics Awards 2006 Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTLl) was named Air Cargo Terminal of the Year.
These inaugural China Logistics Awards was organised by Freight Transport Buyer Asia and the China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing.
Anthony Wong, Hactl’s Managing Director, said, ‘We are pleased to receive the Air Cargo Terminal of the Year title. This is an excellent gift for each and every staff member at Hactl as we are celebrating our 30th anniversary.’
HACTL has had more than enough experience in dealing with air cargo.
HACTL started back in 1974 operating at Hong Kong’s then airport of Kai Tak. This, the original airport, was named after two operators, Ho Kai and Au Tak (nobody remembers them and you can win bets asking how the airport was named) and was used from 1936 for a small domestic airline. From then until 1954 the runway ran parallel to the shore which made landing somewhat exciting.
In 1957 a new runway was built running out to sea oriented at 136.1 degrees and 316.1 degrees, hence its name 13/31. In 1974 came two major developments: a much-needed Instrument Guidance System (IGS) and HACTL.
During its final years— before the opening of the new terminal at Chek Lap Kok — Kai Tak (which mainly meant HACTL) was handling 1.56 million tonnes of freight a year. For HACTL, with this much experience under its corporate belt, getting the award comes as no surprise.
Source: Press Release