Platinum sponsor

Etihad Cargo

Etihad Cargo has elevated cargo operations to be the Air Cargo Partner of Choice.

Our initiatives aim to elevate our customer experiences and increase our operational efficiency through digitising our operations and personalising our customer experiences. We offer our customers access to a large network of chartered and scheduled services to Europe, North & South America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and Africa using our passenger aircrafts and cargo only freighters.

With our focus always on taking your business further and our firm commitment to providing convenient cargo solutions, we have created dedicate services and products focused on our customers. Our special products and services include SkyStables (Equine), LiveAnimals, TempCheck (IATA CEIV Pharma), FreshForward (IATA CEIV Fresh), FlightValet (Automobile), SafeGuard and FlyCulture (Vulnerables).

Etihad Cargo is a founding partner in the HOPE Consortium contributing to a complete supply chain solution to address COVID 19 vaccine logistics and facilitate vaccine availability across the world.

For more info please visit www.etihadcargo.com

Gold sponsors

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl)

Hactl is the leading air cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong. Its SuperTerminal 1 base – built at a cost of USD1 billion – is the world’s single largest multi-level air cargo terminal, with a capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per annum.

Since 1976, through constant investment and innovation, Hactl has become an acknowledged industry leader, and the benchmark for efficiency, productivity and best practice. Hactl has made a major contribution to the development of Hong Kong International Airport to become the world’s busiest air cargo hub for more than a decade.

Hactl was the first air cargo terminal operator in the world to achieve the ISAGO standard; among many other accreditations, it was also the first in Hong Kong to achieve WHO GDP for Pharmaceutical Products, and to attain all three IATA CEIV certifications – for pharmaceuticals, perishables and live animals.

With its highly-automated SuperTerminal 1 facility, its dedicated team of 2,400 highly-experienced and professionallytrained permanent employees, its award-winning, self-developed COSAC-Plus air cargo management system and its comprehensive cargo handling capabilities, Hactl is the trusted ground handling partner for over 100 airlines and 1,000 freight forwarders.

Hactl also offers complementary integrated logistics solutions through its subsidiary Hacis – whose SuperLink China Direct Customs-bonded, cross-border trucking system connects Southern China with the world via Hong Kong, extending Hactl airline customers’ market catchment area.

Hactl is the only truly neutral air cargo terminal operator at Hong Kong International Airport. With no financial affiliation to any airline customer, and no flights of its own to prioritise, it is free to provide all its handling customers with unbiased services of the highest calibre.

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Hacis E-commerce Fullfillment Centre (HEFC)

Hacis’ video highlights the benefits of using the HEFC and how does it provide delivery of e-commerce goods throughout Hong Kong with it’s highly automated system.


Hactlink Dec 2021

The Cover Story speaks to three of Hacis’ forwarder customers about their hopes and expectations for a post-COVID air cargo world. We’re also delighted to talk to Junwon Such, Managing Vice President, Cargo Logistics and Service Department of Korean Air. The “Flavours of Hong Kong” series looks at two very different traditional businesses that require “watching the weather” – a silk quilt maker, and a peach blossom farmer.


Liege Airport

Liege Airport is quickly evolving from a leading European cargo airport to a Global Multimodal Logistics Hub. The corebusiness obviously remains #freightersfirst. The growth of the freighter capacity and occupancy has resulted in unprecedented cargo throughput at LGG. Adding rail and road capacity, and second line capacity, is attracting investments in onsite warehousing by freightforwarders and e-commerce supply chain stakeholders alike. While perishables, general cargo and outsize and project cargo remain the major contributors of LGG volumes, e-commerce is in the lift.

The LGG Health and Humanitarian hub will help our industry to keep assisting in fighting the pandemic and other humanitarian crises around the globe.

Visit https://www.liegeairport.com/flexport/en/

Silk Way West Airlines

Founded in 2012 in Baku, at the heart of the Silk Road, Silk Way West Airlines is the largest cargo airline in the Caspian Sea region. Based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the carrier operates around 350 monthly flights across the globe via its fleet of 12 dedicated Boeing 747-8F and 747-400F aircraft. The airline’s annual cargo turnover exceeds 420,000 tons, while its growing route network covers over 40 destinations across Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Asia, and North and South America. South Korea’s Incheon Airport honored Silk Way West Airlines with the prestigious ‘Cargo Airline of the Year 2020’ award.

The airline is positioned to build on its leading role in regional markets including Central Asia and the CIS region as part of a growth strategy to expand its network organically as well as through partnerships. Silk Way West Airlines plans to meet the growing demand of new and existing customers for global and regional destinations connected via the cargo hub in Baku, uniquely situated between East and West and able to offer unrivalled flexibility and quality. Fleet expansion will include the addition of new freight capacity, underlining the airline’s commitment to profitable growth.

A key milestone in this initiative was reached on April 28, 2021, when Silk Way West Airlines signed a purchase agreement with Boeing to expand its fleet with five state-of-the-art Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft, with delivery planned over 2023-2027. This investment marks a further step in the carrier’s expansion of its international network to meet increasing demand for cargo transportation. Today, our aim at Silk Way West Airlines is to become the region’s leading cargo airline by providing our customers with cutting edge, cost-efficient air freight services with the capability to transport any type of cargo. Delivering highly personalized real-time support is in our company’s DNA, and ourcomprehensively trained and dedicated personnel uphold Silk Way West Airlines’ commitment to reliability and safety across our route network.  In addition to regular flights Silk Way West Airlines has extensive operational experience covering destinations not served by other air freight companies. We work with government and non-government organizations all over the world to provide dedicated solutions to any request, no matter how complex.

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Volga-Dnepr Group

Volga-Dnepr Group (the Group) is one of the leading groups of air cargo carriers with more than three-decade history. It consists of three independent airlines – Volga-Dnepr Airlines, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, and ATRAN airlines, with supporting businesses in leasing, insurance, MRO, trucking, and training areas. The Group provides efficient integrated logistics solutions to the market by using its unique fleet of the ramp and non-ramp aircraft and operating charters onboard An-124, Il-76 for oversized and super-heavy cargoes, onboard Boeing 747F, Boeing 777F and Boeing 737F for general and special cargoes, including temperature-sensitive, dangerous goods, oversize and heavy, live animals, e-commerce; scheduled flights for all types of cargo in accordance with the existing network onboard B747F, Boeing 777F and B737F; and providing customized logistics solutions for oversize and heavy cargo, embracing all stages of the transportation process – consulting, design & manufacture of special loading frames, packaging advice, and support, organization of multi-modal services, obtaining of airport permits and approvals, ground handling arrangements. 

The Group is constantly evolving its services to meet the growing demand for dedicated deliveries of healthcare, high-tech, aerospace, e-commerce, automotive, and other industries with a special focus on customized solutions.  

The Group and its companies have been acknowledged with industry awards for its high level of quality performance and growth, both at national and international levels. 

For more information: www.volga-dnepr.com  

Web Cargo by Freightos

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Basic sponsors

Astral Aviation

Astral Aviation is a licensed all-cargo airline that has been operating in the blue skies of Africa for over 21 years. Astral Aviation provides reliable and cost-effective airfreight solutions using a combination of schedule and charter flights within its African, Middle East and European network.

With its operating Hubs in Europe (Liege-Belgium), Middle East (Dubai), and Africa (Nairobi & Johannesburg), Astral Aviation operated over 4,422 flights in 2020 carrying a combined load of over 110,000 tonnes providing much needed relief services during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as being instrumental in Humanitarian Aid Relief in Africa and the Middle East.

Astral operates a fleet of 15 aircrafts that comprises of Fokker 27 Freighter (Capacity 5 tonnes), McDonald Douglas DC-9 Freighter (Capacity 15 tonnes), Boeing 727-200 Freighter (Capacity 24 tonnes), Boeing 757-200 Freighter, Boeing 767-200 Freighter (Capacity 42 tonnes) within its Middle East and African network, in addition to a wet-leased Boeing 747-400 Freighter on the Nairobi – London and Liege sector.

Within its intra-African network, which encompasses over 50 destinations, Astral operates a combination of scheduled and adhoc charters along with value-added leasing services. It’s interline agreements with over 20 Interline Partners; along with preferential agreements with the leading global and local freight forwarders; and partnerships with over 25 global GSA’s, facilitate the consolidation of cargo at the freighter-friendly Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Astral Aviation’s Head Office and Base is situated at the Africa Flight Services Cargo Terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

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Nallian turns fragmented logistic networks into high performing hubs by enabling them to ‘Operate as One’, instead of as dozens of silos. Our collaborative solutions facilitate them to securely share and re-use data in cross-company processes, so they can work in a coordinated, integrated way. This generates levels of efficiency and visibility non could achieve alone, resulting in business benefits for themselves, their customers, and the network. Nallian has been successfully empowering individual cargo actors and communities across the globe and we are proud to service the industry’s leading airport operators, ground handlers, freight forwarders, trucking companies, carriers and shippers. To learn more about us and our references visit www.nallian.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nallian

Turkish Cargo

Positioned at a unique location with a flight distance of 7 hours to more than 60 capital cities in the world, Turkish Cargo performs air cargo operations to more than 320 destinations, 97 of which are direct cargo. With its fleet, consisting of 373 aircraft, 23 of which are freighters, the triumphant brand ranks among the key players involved in global competition. The nationally-built brand, which has been achieving a sustainable growth thanks to its infrastructure, operational capabilities, fleet and expert staff, is taking firm steps towards to its target to become one of the top 3 air cargo brands in the world, as part of its vision for 2023.

Please visit https://www.turkishcargo.com.tr/en