Cathay’s Hong Kong terminal to start in February

Capable of handling 2.6 million tonnes, the terminal will open in three stages through the year

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Cathay Pacific Services, the designer, builder and operator of the new $761.12 million Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport, has announced that the terminal will start operations from February 21, 2013. Capable of handling 2.6 million tonnes of throughput per year, the terminal will be opened in three stages:  in Stage One, valuable cargo, transit civil mail and interface transfer transhipments for Cathay and Dragonair will be handled; Stage Two in the summer of 2013 will see transhipments, import cargo and empty unit load device (ULD) release while in Stage Three in the latter half of this year,  the terminal will become fully operational.