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Hong Kong opens second terminal

Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT) has officially opened its ambitious US$230 million Terminal 2 (T2) facility at Hong Kong International Airport.

Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT) has officially opened its ambitious US$230 million Terminal 2 (T2) facility at Hong Kong International Airport.

The project, which is expected to boost Hong Kong's status as a leading Asian cargo hub, features a four-storey warehouse measuring 130,000m
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with both airside and landside access.

The facility is equipped with a range of new technology, including a Truck Control System (TCS), which adopts RFID technology to control and monitor traffic flow.

It also includes an Automated Storage and Retrieval (ACRS) system, separated into two blocks and served by nine stacker cranes, which allows access to 360 storage positions.

AAT celebrated the terminal's opening with a special ceremony, attended by Stephen Ip, Hong Kong's secretary for economic development, and Stanley Hui, chief executive officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong.

"AAT's second terminal reflects well on its growing presence and quality service," said Hui. "In 2006, Hong Kong International Airport handled over 34% of the country's external trade. I'm confident the air cargo industry in Hong Kong will continue to experience robust growth with the commitment of operators like AAT."

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