Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) has achieved tonnage growth of 10.9 per cent year-on-year, handling 762,104 tonnes of air freight during the first half of 2015, making it the strongest result for the first six months of any year in the company’s history. It is based on the ongoing positive development of international imports throughout this year and a strong increase in domestic exports during the last quarter, the ground handler said.
PACTL’s import cargo volumes increased by 14.7 per cent to a total figure of 315,044 tonnes during the first six months in comparison with the same period in 2014. International imports rose by 15 per cent to 290,317 tonnes of air cargo, while domestic imports increased by 10.7 per cent to 24,727 tonnes.
The company’s export cargo volumes grew by 8.4 per cent to a figure of 447,060 tonnes with international exports showing a growth rate of 7.6 per cent to 420,109 tonnes, while domestic exports increased by 21.5 per cent to 26,951 tonnes.
“We’ve been able to continue the strong performance that we achieved in 2014 throughout the first half of this year. First of all, this is linked to recent market trends. Among other things, we’ve registered ongoing positive developments in international imports throughout the year so far, especially from Europe and the United States. We’ve also been able to continuously develop our customer base, particularly in the domestic market. We therefore achieved a strong increase in domestic exports during the second quarter. As far as this trend is concerned, I expect freight volumes to develop in a similar way for the rest of the year”, says Lutz Grzegorz, VP of PACTL.
“Along with the continuous growth of our customer base and the strong development of international air freight volumes, we’ve been able to further increase our market share at Shanghai Pudong International Airport,” said Grzegorz. PACTL processed 49.3 per cent of the air cargo handled at Shanghai Pudong International Airport during the first six months of 2015, making it the largest provider of air cargo handling services at the airport. PACTL gained 10 new customer airlines during the first six months of 2015.