HACTL handles valuable equine shipment
10 / 02 / 2017
Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) has handled 60 horses competing in this month’s Longines Masters show jumping event in Hong Kong.
All the horses were processed through the handler’s Livestock Handling Centre at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
European Horse Services (EHS) is responsible for the shipment of the horses from Liege to Hong Kong, and will be likewise for their return journey after the event.
The equine cargo is flying on board an Etihad Airways aircraft, and the forwarding aspect of the operation is being handled by DB Schenker.
It is the fifth year that the Longines Masters has come to Hong Kong for one of its constituent events, and Hactl has handled horses flying into Hong Kong each year since 2013.
This year’s Longines Masters in Hong Kong is the culmination of an intercontinental series of show jumping events that began in Los Angeles in September and moved to Paris in December; it is taking place at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo complex between 10 and 12 February.
EHS founder and president Filip Vande described the facilities that Hactl offers at HKIA, as well as its staff’s attention to detail, as “second to none.”
This valuable equine cargo will add to all the other shipments that Hactl handles this year. In 2016, its cargo volumes beat the previous year’s figure thanks to a late spike in demand.
Hactl saw its total cargo volumes increase by 1.7% in 2016 compared with 2015, reaching 1.65m tonnes.