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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • AUG-SEPT 2016 • Page 15 DHL opens second Jakarta airport gateway DHL Express has opened a EUR2 mil- lion Jakarta Gateway 530 at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The new gateway is an addition to the existing Jakarta Gateway 510 which is operating at full capacity. With the ability to manage twice the number of containers compared to Jakarta Gateway 510, the 1,353sqm state-of-the-art facility can handle up to 20 million kilos of shipment and pro- cess two million shipments per annum. It employs 75 people including nine ‘Dangerous-Goods-certified’ staff. Ken Lee, chief executive DHL Ex- press Asia Pacific said: “SMEs play a vital role in the Indonesian economy, contributing close to 58 per cent of Indonesia’s GDP and Indonesia remains a key pillar in supporting South East Asia’s economic growth. This new facility supports growing export and import needs in Indonesia.” The Gateway’s airside location pro- vides direct air access and focuses on export and formal import processes with in-house Customs to support a faster and smoother clearance pro- cess. The Jakarta Gateway 530 is equipped with advanced equipment such as a Dual View X-Ray security screening, Heavy Duty X-Ray Security, and an explosive trace detector system to ensure the safety and security of each shipment. For maximum security, the facility is also equipped with an access control system with a turnstile and 103 CCTV cameras. Ahmad Mohamad, senior technical advisor of DHL Express Indonesia, added: “This latest investment enhanc- es our network in Indonesia which includes gateways in Balikpapan, Batam, Denpasar, Jakarta, Medan and Surabaya. With the new Gateway, we can better manage the increasing ship- ments from SMEs and support their expansion internationally.” New regional cargo hub planned for China LIAONING Airport Management Group, the owner of Shenyang Toxin Interna- tional Airport in north-east China, has entered into a Strategic Co-operation Framework Agreement with HACTL Development Holdings Ltd as a first step in developing the airport as a major regional cargo hub. Shenyang Airport currently has one runway and one cargo terminal (a joint venture between the Airport, China Southern Airlines and Sinotrans). It is served by China Southern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Spring Airlines, which have established their hubs at Shenyang. In addition, China Postal Airlines and SF Airlines operate scheduled freighter services. Cargo throughput in 2015 was 142,000 tonnes - up 2.7 per cent on 2014. The Agreement was signed by Liaoning Airport Management Group chairman Wang De Jia and HDHL man- aging director Tony Cho, following a visit to Hactl’s SuperTerminal 1 facility in Hong Kong. Although specific plans are yet to be agreed between the parties, Shenyang is known to be targeting the develop- ment of cool chain and pharma traffic. Shenyang Airport will devote its initial attention to market analysis, with any facility development targeted within next few years. HDHL is expected to fulfil a consultancy role, providing guidance on design, construction and operation of new facilities. HDHL managing director Tony Cho (front right) signs the Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement with Liaoning Airport Management Group. chairman Wang De Jia (front left), observed by representatives of both companies.