The Shanghai region is seeing a surge in their air freight volumes this year. Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL) in Shanghai saw a rise in air freight volumes at 7.2% to 130,000 tons in June compared to previous year. This resulted into a 10.9% year on year growth rate for the first half of 2015 to about 762,000 tons. The throughput revenue is extremely impressive compared to the past performances of the company. The half year cargo for 2015 is the highest that the company experienced in its history. Most of the growth was due to the positive development in the international import sector and a steady increase in the domestic exports in the second quarter of 2015.
Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL) acquired several new clients which further enhanced their volume growth. The company gained about 10 new client airlines in the first six months of 2015. The Vice President of PACTL, Mr. Lutz Grzegorz shared his input on the recent surge for the company. According to him most of the growth is linked to the recent market trends. The company managed to continue the positive performance of 2014 all through the first half of this year. The international imports sector is seeing a steady growth especially from Europe and the US. PACTL has managed to cater to their customer base efficiently. They offered remarkable service even in the domestic market which has added to their overall revenue growth.
Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL) achieved a steady and strong increase in the domestic exports section especially during the second quarter of the year. The company is expecting that the air freight volume will be increasing steadily throughout the year. Mr. Grzegorz added that along with the constant growth in their customers and the steady development of the international freight volumes, they have also managed to increase their market share to quite some extent at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.” The air cargo handled at the Pudong International Airport during the first half of 2015 was processed by PACTL at 49.3%. This has made PACTL one of the largest air cargo handling service providers at the Shanghai airport.
As for the import cargo volumes of PACTL saw an increase of about 14.7% to a total of 315,044 tons during the first six months of 2015 compared to the figures in the same period in 2014. The rise in International import also saw a remarkable increase and constant rise. The international imports saw a 15.0% rise to about 290,317 tons in air cargo. The domestic import section also incurred good profits with an increase of 10.7% to 24,727 tons. The export cargo volume of PACTL was measured at 8.4% to a figure of 447,060 tons. Another sector that also experienced the surge is the International experts section. The international export sector showed a growth that can be measured at 7.6% to 420,109 tons and the increase in the domestic export sector was measured at 21.5% to 26,951 tons. This year PACTL is experiencing a continual record-breaking result in the first half in the history of the company.