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Page 8 • AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • FEB - MARCH 2017 ASIA-PACIFIC 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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.aircargo-ap.com.au or www.impactpub.com.au/aircargo Proprietors: Chris Hurd, Sofia Hurd. Managing Editor: Chris Hurd. Email: email@example.com Editor: Jack Handley Editorial Contributors: Kelvin King, Advertising Director: Sofia Hurd Contributors in: ■ NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH PACIFIC ■ SINGAPORE ■ US/CANADA ■ HONG KONG ■ UK/EUROPE ■ INDONESIA All Advertising enquiries to Australia Tel: +61 8 9382 8388 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org AirCargo magazine is published as a digital magazine six times a year and is emailed in pdf to subscribers as well as available to be read in flipbook format at the AirCargo web site. It is supported by daily news updates to the web site and a weekly e-news. People wishing to subscribe should go to the website at www. impactpub.com.au/aircargo and click on the blue box. © Impact Publications Western Australia 2017. All rights reserved in all countries. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever without the written permis- sion 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. FedEx Access Award goes to Pina bag idea TEENAGE entrepreneurs in Philippines student company Hiraya have won the FedEx Access Award at the JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Competition finals in Tokyo, Japan. The Award aims to develop participants’ understanding of the value of global access to businesses and communities. The award goes to the team whose business idea is judged to have the highest potential to create jobs, grow small busi- ness, expand into other markets and improve the environment. Team Hiraya came up with the idea of the ‘Pina bag’, a ver- satile and innovative office bag which makes use of a combi- nation of pineapple fabric and synthetic leather for a durable, high-quality product. Alongside the FedEx Access Award, the winners of the Asia Pacific JA Company of the Year Award were announced. Team KASCA from Thailand took first prize for a sustain- able, multi-functional board made from com- pressed rice husk that serves as a device stand and also dou- bles as a personal organiser for a wide range of everyday items. Team Golden Great Gane- sha Student Company (3G SC) came second with the idea of producing practical, mul- ti-functional and attractive ethnic bags. Third place went to team Collar Couture from Guam, who designed a handcrafted couture bowtie with a twist – while de- signed primarily for pets, it can also be repurposed for children or men and as an accessory. Launched in 2011, the Asia Pa- cific JA Company Program aims to develop high school students’ abilities to organise and operate an actual business by providing economic education and business skills. This year, 19 student com- panies from 13 markets (Brunei, China, Guam, Hong Kong, Indone- sia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singa- pore and Thailand) participated. “FedEx is proud to continue to support the JA Company pro- gram in Asia Pacific, which is a valuable and enriching program that nurtures the students as they develop entrepreneurial skills and abilities for the real-life world of business,” said Karen Redding- ton, president FedEx Express Asia Pacific. FedEx Access Award: Student company Hiraya from the Philippines received the FedEx Access Award from Karen Reddington, president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific (second from right), Kenneth McMahon, managing director, Worldwide Account Management, FedEx Express (far right), and Vivian Lau, president, JA Asia Pacific (far left).