Cathay Pacific offers sneak peek of new cargo terminal

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Earlier this week, Cathay Pacific gave a sneak preview of its new cargo terminal, which will start operations in early 2013. The terminal has been in the works for some time (it was first announced in 2008) but the carrier suspended construction last year after the financial downturn hit.

Things are up and running again, after work resumed in April. Cathay’s CEO Tony Tyler says the HK$5.5 billion facility will be the “one of the biggest, busiest and most efficient in the world”. Hong Kong’s secretary for transport and housing Eva Cheng estimates that the 10ha terminal will increase the cargo handling capacity of Hong Kong International Airport by about 50% to 7.4 million tonnes a year (the new terminal can handle 2.6 million tonnes a year).

The facility is also being touted as a green building. For example, heat generated from the air-conditioning system will be used to heat water, while water produced by air-handling units will be used for irrigation and flushing.

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