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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • APRIL-MAY 2016 • Page 21 PACTL sets new records for both Q1 and March, handling most of Shanghai’s air cargo ChinA’s shanghai Pudong inter- national Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTl) has set two records in the first quarter of 2016. By processed 142,297 tonnes of air cargo, the company increased totals 6.8 per cent year-on-year in March. In total, PACTL’s cargo volumes grew by 1.5 per cent to 367,791 tonnes in the first three months of 2016. These were the strongest results for the month of March and also for the first quarter of any year in the company’s history. Import cargo volumes increased by 1.4 per cent year-on-year to a total figure of 157,270 tonnes during the first three months. International imports rose by 1.9 per cent to 146,241 tonnes, while domes- tic imports decreased by 4.5 per cent to 11,029 tonnes. The company’s export cargo vol- umes grew by 1.5 per cent to 210,521 tonnes. International exports showed growth of 1.8 per cent reaching a total figure of 198,337 tonnes, while domestic exports declined by 2.6 per cent to 12,184 tonnes. “We managed to continue our growth path on a level similar to the previous year where we achieved a re- cord result of nearly 1.6 million tonnes of air cargo,” said Lutz grzegorz, vice president PACTL. “Following several investments in our infrastructure and improvements in our handling processes, we were able to further increase market share.” The company processed 49.2 per cent of the air cargo handled at Shang- hai Pudong International Airport (PVg) in the first quarter of 2016, an increase of 0.4 percent in comparison with the first quarter in 2015. Cool centre opens Meanwhile, PACTL has inaugurated its new eco-friendly cool centre. The facility recently became the first Chi- nese air cargo terminal to obtain IATA CeIV Pharma certification and now provides an annual handling capacity of 100,000 tonnes of temperature-sensi- tive goods. The new cool centre covers a total area of more than 3,500 square me- tres. It meets the full scope of require- ments necessary to support contin- uous cool chains, featuring various modern freezers (+8 to -18 degrees Celsius) and coolers (+2 to +25 de- grees Celsius) making use of non-toxic refrigerants as well as an ambient climate zone (+15 to +25 degrees Celsius) for the handling of tempera- ture-sensitive cargo. Refrigerated dollies and thermo-blan- kets are available for the seamless transportation of goods between the apron stands and the warehouse. “Our new cool chain infrastructure enables us to further support the development of integrated cool chain solutions at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and along our sophisticated trucking network. This is essential for us in order to fully meet the requirements of our airline cus- tomers when it comes to the handling of temperature-sensitive goods and thereby further strengthen the overall position of Shanghai Pudong Interna- tional Airport in the global air cargo market,” said grzegorz. Commodities that recently passed through the new cool centre include biomedical and pharmaceutical prod- ucts, dairy products, seafood, exotic fruit and vegetables as well as chilled and frozen meat and poultry. The state-of-the-art cool chain facility is equipped with both a 24- hour CCTV system and an automated temperature measure alarm system. To ensure smooth overall handling processes and a maximum of trans- parency for the airline customers, it is fully integrated into PACTL’s ware- house management system.