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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • DECEmbEr - JANuAry 2016 • Page 15 International transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss has opened a new site in Singapore that provides a broad range of warehouse and logistics solutions. The logistics terminal covers a total area of 10,000 square metres and is situated close to the Port of Singapore, which is the world’s second-largest container port (total cargo tonnage handled in 2014: approx. 34 million TEU). This location offers connections to neighbouring countries in South-East Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand. The company currently employs six members of staff and is planning to expand its local range of services to include domestic transportation later this year. The site in Singapore fills a geographical gap in Asia in the field of logistics with its sites in Dubai and Shanghai, the company’s services now cover the South-East Asian market in addition to those in the Middle East and China. Hactl breaks its freighter ramp record HONG Kong’s largest cargo handling agent Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – has broken two re- cords for its ramp handling operations. The company handled 2,242 full freighters in November, beating its previous monthly record of 2,232 set in November 2014. The company has also broken its re- cord for freighters handled in a single day, with a total of 95 on 02 December, breaking its previous record of 92 set on 19 November 2014. Hactl’s ramp operations were launched in 1998 with its move to the new Chek Lap Kok airport, since which time its services have included loading and unloading, towing of uLDs, weight and balance, crew transport and admin- istration, cargo document delivery and on-site coordination on ground activities. The November record was 308 higher than the October figure, due largely to an increase in pre-Xmas scheduled and charter flights, along with ad hoc project freighter movements. Hactl’s ramp opera- tions have been growing steadily for some time, and the company is now the largest ramp handler of freighters in Hong Kong. Hactl has recently streamlined its ramp operations with the introduction of improvements including a suite of mobile apps that enable staff to upload data instantly to the company’s COSAC-Plus management system from under the aircraft. The ongoing improvements have increased productivity, reduced the amount of air-side towing, and im- proved handling times.