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HONG KONG, Feb 22 (FAM) – The strong growth of cross-boundary e-commerce in recent years has generated new opportunities for the Hong Kong air cargo industry, and to capitalise on these opportunities, the Airport Authority (AA) has taken an array of measures, which include reserving land on both the airside and landside in the South Cargo Precinct, so as to support the growth in transhipment, cross-boundary e-commerce and high value-added air cargo business.

The AA is also working with Hongkong Post to explore ways to enhance the handling capacity and operational arrangement of the Air Mail Centre at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), which has been the world’s busiest cargo airport in the past six consecutive years.  The HKIA accounts for less than two per cent of our total cargo volume by weight, but makes up nearly 40 per cent of our exports and imports by value, contributing significantly to our economy.