Shanghai Pudong International Airport ( PACTL) has implemented an upgrade to the Hermes version 4.6 air cargo management solution at its cargo facilities. Benefits include new features like a more reliable DGR function, a ULD stock check process, a flight planning capability and the facility to produce integrated cargo damage reports.
PACTL operates out of three terminals at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, the 3rd largest cargo hub in the world. The upgrade was very much a joint effort that combined the expertise and experience of both organisations and resulted in a smooth and methodical transition to this latest version.
“We have been very happy with the way this project has progressed. Hermes air cargo experts and members of their technical team spent two weeks with us in China carrying out data migration and system training to ensure the switch over went smoothly”, said Lutz Grzegorz, Vice President PACTL.” The new version V4.6 will give us a lot more functionality overall and a further improved user-friendly interface which not only benefits our team here, but our expanding client base too.”
Hermes Chief Operating Officer, Yuval Baruch, added, “Hermes and PACTL have much in common. Both companies are committed to offering our customers innovative solutions, outstanding quality and the benefits of the latest available technology. The upgrade to Hermes V4.6 will give PACTL access to more data to help run their operations on a daily basis as well as enabling them to analyse their business in more detail as they look to the future.”
About Shanghai Pudong Intl. Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL)
PACTL is a Sino-German joint venture based at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). It brings together three
HERMES is an IT Solution designed specifically for shareholders – Shanghai Airport (Group) Co., Ltd. (51%), Lufthansa Cargo AG (29%) and JHJ Logistics Management Co. Ltd. (20%).
PACTL offers handling services to airlines and forwarders transporting domestic and international air freight via Pudong. Founded in 1999, the company has become one of the leading cargo terminal handlers in the world and has played a key role in establishing Pudong as one of the major cargo hubs in China. Based on recent figures, PACTL employs 2,200 people and serves 46 permanent and several charter customers. PACTL handled about 1.3 million tonnes of air freight in 2013.
PACTL: Promising Perspective
Following the strong performance in 2013, PACTL has achieved a year-on-year tonnage growth rate of 12.52 percent in the first two months of this year. The company handled 191,361 tonnes of air cargo in January and February 2014 and this was the best result for this period in the history of PACTL. PACTL’s domestic cargo volumes grew by 7.14 percent to 14,199 tonnes in January and February 2014 in comparison with the same period in 2013, while its international cargo rose by 12.97 percent to 177,162 tonnes. Imports increased by 22.68 percent to 81,949 tonnes, while exports grew by 5.95 percent to 109,412 tonnes compared to the previous year.
The positive development not only reflects growth in the domestic market and the ongoing recovery of the international markets, but the expanding client base too. For instance, PACTL has recently been selected to provide customized cargo handling and documentation services for the Taiwanese airline EVA Air. The cooperation arrangement applies to both EVA Air cargo and passenger flights. Furthermore, in addition to the standard services, PACTL launched a unique premium product featuring faster handling times, dedicated teams and the use of the customer’s branding on request. All this shows the importance of operating an up-to-date warehouse handling system which is speedy, reliable and flexible, ready to adapt to future developments.