Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – the major air cargo handler at the world’s largest air cargo hub – has been voted “Ground Handler of the Year” at the Payload Asia Awards 2012. The award was one of 17 announced at a gala dinner and presentation ceremony held in Singapore on 5 September 2012 (Wednesday).
The new award scheme, organised by air cargo industry publication Payload Asia, is intended to spotlight and recognise air cargo supply chain organisations that have made a difference in the industry - with particular emphasis on market adeptness, innovative products and superior strategy.
Enterprises were nominated online by Payload Asia readers, following shortlisting of candidates in each category by an independent panel of expert judges. Having polled the most votes in its category, Hactl was named “Ground Handler of the Year” in recognition of its operational excellence, customer service and product innovations, competitive services and cost structure, and scope of service offerings.
Speaking after the awards, Hactl Managing Director Mark Whitehead said: “We are very honoured to have received the award for “Ground Handler of the Year” in this, the first year of the Payload Asia Awards, and I convey my sincere thanks to all those who voted for Hactl. This award is a welcome recognition of our continuing efforts to provide handling services of the highest possible calibre.
“Through 36 years of hard work, investment and innovation, Hactl has played an integral role in Hong Kong’s rise to become the world’s top cargo hub. Whatever the future challenges for the industry, our community can rest assured that we remain totally committed to maintaining our airport’s standing as the global model for air cargo efficiency.”