Cathay Pacific Group has achieved a new milestone by becoming the first carrier to offer intermodal cargo operations through the Hong Kong International Airport’s Logistics Park Pilot Scheme in the Chinese Mainland. Cathay Pacific Cargo and Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, operated by Cathay Pacific Services Limited, have pioneered this initiative to accept and transport air cargo shipments by sea from the Chinese Mainland, offering shippers a cost-effective and efficient end-to-end solution for moving cargo to and from the Greater Bay Area (GBA).
Through this upstream sea-to-air export cargo handling process, air cargo shipments are screened, palletised, and accepted as cargo at the HKIA Logistics Park in Dongguan. They are then transported on ships to a secured pier area at the Hong Kong International Airport, where they are directly towed to a waiting aircraft for loading and transportation to their final destination.
According to Cathay Pacific Director Cargo Tom Owen, “The HKIA Logistics Park offers a cost-effective and efficient end-to-end solution to our freight forwarders and shippers in moving cargo to and from the GBA. The project is a tremendous opportunity to further develop an important regional market and demonstrate the strength of Hong Kong as the leading air cargo logistics hub.”
Cathay Pacific’s pioneering role in this intermodal cargo operation through the HKIA Logistics Park Pilot Scheme reinforces the company’s commitment to continuously exploring new opportunities and partnerships to enhance its service offerings and provide innovative solutions to support the growth of global trade. Shippers can stay ahead on air cargo trends and updates by following Cathay Pacific Cargo.
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