Hong Kong cannot be complacent over throughput growth

The strengths of the Hong Kong International Airport in handling air cargo should not be viewed in isolation and stakeholders must not become complacent, cautioned Janice Tse, Hong Kong’s Deputy Secretary for Transport and Housing and Secretary for the HongKong Logistics Development Council. Hong Kong’s sustained cargo throughput growth should be attributed to the enhanced […]


The strengths of the Hong Kong International Airport in handling air cargo should not be viewed in isolation and stakeholders must not become complacent, cautioned Janice Tse, Hong Kong’s Deputy Secretary for Transport and Housing and Secretary for the HongKong Logistics Development Council.

Hong Kong’s sustained cargo throughput growth should be attributed to the enhanced connectivity with the fast growing cargo hinterland in South China over the past decades, Tse said speaking at the offi cial opening of FAPAA’s 34th ExecutiveCouncil Meeting in Hong Kong.

A seamless and improving inter-modal transportation network is becoming more and more crucial to the sustained development of any cargo hub, sheadded.

“Apart from having direct fl ight connection to about 40 mainland destinations, Hong Kong is a major logistic gateway to the Pearl River Delta Region,” she said in her address to FAPAA delegates.

Despite the strong position, Tse said there was no room for Hong Kong to be complacent. “With the fast economic expansion in mainland China comes an increasingly competitive environmentfor our operators.”

For instance, “the development of large-capacity airports like the New Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi Airport has lifted the competition to a higherlevel,” she pointed out.