Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) was honoured the “Best Green Air Cargo Terminal Operator” at this year’s Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) Awards, in recognition of our efforts in creating a green, healthy and safe terminal.
Sustainability is one of the core management philosophies at CPSL. We incorporated sustainable elements into building design. CPCT is the first air cargo terminal which has installed the chilled-ceiling air-conditioning system, reducing up to 40% of energy consumption. In addition, we implement wide-range of optimisation projects to reduce the annual carbon emission and electricity. A 2-year lighting optimisation project with the replacement of over 2,000 fluorescent tubes with LED tubes is target to be completed by the end of 2020. The initiative is expected to result in a reduction of 340,000kWh in energy consumption. Besides, a high-volume-low-speed (HVLS) fans system is installed to enhance terminal cooling efficiency and improve air quality which reduces the terminal’s cooling energy consumption by 57%. Recently, the successful installation of the solar photovoltaic system comprising 200 solar panels is also expected to generate 75,000kWh of renewable energy per year.
Mrs. Jenny Lam, Chief Executive Officer of CPSL, said: “As one of the world’s busiest air cargo, we are devoted to create a positive impact on our environment and society. Our state-of-the-art facility has incorporated sustainable features in design, construction and operation to achieve the highest environmental standards in all cargo terminal in the world.”
Tom Owen, Director Cargo, said: "These awards are again testament to the enormous efforts of all our teams in Hong Kong around the world, and we are delighted they are being recognised in this way by the readers of Asia Cargo News.
In what continue to be challenging conditions, we continue to prioritise the focus on our customers needs, both on the commercial, service delivery and operational front.
The award to CPSL in particular reflects an ongoing commitment to investment in continuous improvement across every aspect of our terminal business, especially in digital innovation and sustainability. We are delighted that we are able to contribute to Hong Kong’s status as the world’s number one air cargo hub in this way."
AFLAS Awards is an annual award organised by the trade magazine Asia Cargo News to recognize leading service operators in different categories. More than 15,000 readers of the magazine vote to determine the shortlist of finalists and also the winners in each category, reflecting the opinions of service users. Thus, the award is being considered as one of the most important recognition in the industry.