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


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 Direct

Hacis’ animated video “HACIS DIRECT” introduces its business and services to customers and partners


Hactlink Dec 2020

The Cover Story of this issue talks to airlines about their response to the COVID-19 crisis, and the future of freighters. We’re also delighted to talk to DHL Global Forwarding’s Asia Pacific CEO Kelvin Leung about his company and his views on our industry.


Liege Airport

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

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