Cargo Handling

Hactl appointed as handler for new Western Global freighter

Florida-based freighter operator Western Global Airlines has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) to handle its first scheduled service into Hong Kong.

The new twice-weekly Boeing 747-400 Freighter service between Hong Kong and Los Angeles is being operated in partnership with US forwarder Flexport. The airline plans to add a further weekly flight from September. Hactl is providing ramp handling, terminal handling and all documentation for the flights.

Flexport’s SVP and global head of air freight, Neel Jones Shah said: “This new partnership allows Flexport to offer predicable, affordable and a custom-tailored service to our customers with guaranteed capacity through seamless, dedicated scheduled service in the important Hong Kong to US markets.”

Western Global’s CEO and founder, Jim Neff added: “Working with Hong Kong’s leading freighter handler, Hactl, will help ensure that we can provide our customer Flexport with optimum service levels based on highly-efficient ground operations.”

Hactl executive director, Vivien Lau commented: “We welcome Western Global and its partner Flexport to our growing carrier family, and look forward to supporting both with our unrivalled freighter handling expertise, state-of-the-art systems and impressive resources.”

Flexport is a freight forwarder and logistics platform. Founded in 2013, the company moves freight globally by air, ocean, rail, and truck for the world’s leading brands.

Western Global is an FAA Certified 121 all-cargo airline operating an owned fleet of B747-400 and MD-11 freighter aircraft.

Hactl is Hong Kong’s largest handler of freighter operators, frequently processing over 100 freighter flights in a 24-hour period through its massive, highly-automated SuperTerminal 1 facility.