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Page 12 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2015 ASIA-PACIFIC Print Post APProvAl PP665002/00123 AirCargo Asia-Pacific is published by imPAct PuBlicAtions ABn no 70 257 512 639 54 Harborne Street, Wembley WA 6014 Australia. PO Box 1035, West Perth WA 6872. Tel: (08) 9382 8388 Fax: (08) 9380 9974 Email: email@example.com www.aircargo-ap.com.au or www.impactpub.com.au/aircargo Proprietors: Chris Hurd, Sofia Hurd. Managing Editor: Chris Hurd. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Editor: Jack Handley Editorial Contributors: Kelvin King, and Ian Jarrett. Advertising Director: Sofia Hurd Business Development: Sandra Lewington. Contributors in: ■ NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH PACIFIC ■ sinGAPorE ■ usA/CANADA ■ HONG KONG ■ UK/EUROPE ■ INDONESIA All Advertising enquiries to Australia Tel: +61 8 9382 8388 Fax: +61 8 9380 9974 Email: email@example.com AirCargo magazine is published 6 times a year and is emailed in pdf to 6000+ subscribers. It is supported with a daily website and weekly e-news. People wanting to subscribe should go to the website at www.impactpub.com.au/ aircargo © Impact Publications Western Australia 2015. All rights reserved in all countries. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever without the written permission of the publishers. Views and opinions expressed in AirCargo Asia-Pacific do not necessarily reflect those of the management. All rates and schedules in editorial or advertisements are correct at time of going to press but are subject to change without notice. DISCLAIMER The information contained in this magazine has been compiled by AirCargo Asia-Pacific. Any commentary, opinion, projection, prediction or conclusion made by AirCargo Asia-Pacific or quoted by it from any of the sources is published in good faith to stimulate independent investigation by the reader of the matters canvassed. The reader should not rely (or invite others to rely) upon the contents of this publication as a basis for taking or refraining from any action, or rearrangement of their affairs (financial or otherwise). And AirCargo Asia- Pacific and its contributors, shall not be liable for any economic or other loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of such reliance. Cargo limits go in Aust/ Lao bilateral agreement WiTH Australia increasingly interested in economic development projects in the Lao People’s Democratic Repub- lic – often referred to as Laos – it is significant that the first bilateral air services agreement signed by the two countries lifts earlier restrictions on air cargo services. Although Laos is growing as a visi- tor destination, the scope for regular passenger services between the two countries probably will be limited for the foreseeable future, although Lao Aviation has expanded its regional reach markedly in the past five years. And in signing the agreement with Laos, Australian deputy pm and min- ister for infrastructure and regional development Warren Truss pointed to average 12 per cent annual passenger traffic growth from 2004 to 2014. There are now no limits on cargo flights by authorised carriers of the two countries. For passenger flights – likely to be carrying belly-hold freight – the agreement allows airlines of each side to operate up to seven flights weekly to and from Australia’s main gateway cities, along with unre- stricted access to regional airports including Darwin, Cairns, Adelaide and the Gold Coast. it also provides for fully open codeshare arrangements. Wattay International Airport, Vientiane - photo Binderdonedat HACTL is recognised for carbon reduction HOnG kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) has received a Carbon Reduction Certificate from the En- vironmental Campaign Committee (ECC) in recognition of its success in reducing its carbon footprint. The ECC recognises organisa- tions that achieve its target of three per cent annual carbon reduction. According to the independent assessment conducted by British Standards institution (BSi) Pacific Limited in 2014, Hactl reduced its carbon footprint by 12 per cent during the twelve months of the survey. The carbon reduction certificate is valid for a period of three years.