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Cargo fills the aviation gap, the world's largest cargo airport has reduced cargo volume by 7

  • Author:Chelsea
  • Source:Sailing
  • Release Date:2021-01-23
The annual passenger and cargo flow data released by several airports last week reflects the impact of the new crown virus on 2020. In the face of government blockade measures and other health and epidemic prevention measures, airlines have shut down most of their aviation networks, passenger business has progressed slowly, and in some cases, cargo has filled the gap.

Hong Kong Airport is the world’s largest airport in terms of cargo volume. Since 2002, Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport has ranked first in global cargo volume for 18 consecutive years. In 2018, it reached a record high of 5.1 million tons, with an average of 14,000 tons of cargo per day. Take off and land here in the cabin.

But in 2020, Hong Kong's cargo volume will drop by 7% to 4.5 million tons, and passenger traffic will drop by 87%. The airport handled 68,660 cargo flights throughout the year, an 18.3% increase over 2019. The damage to Hong Kong comes from the loss of passenger traffic, because a large amount of cargo is transferred from regional flights to long-distance passenger and cargo flights.
In Europe in 2020, Leipzig/Halle Airport (Leipzig/Halle Airport) and Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport (Schiphol Airport) handled a total of approximately 1.4 million tons of cargo, but they took different routes and total throughput.

Air cargo volume at Halle Airport, Germany’s second largest cargo airport, increased by 11.7%, setting an annual tonnage record, while cargo volume at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands fell by 8%.

The passenger throughput of Leipzig/Halle has decreased by 80% compared to 2019, but the freight volume has maintained strong growth since the end of spring. In December, freight volume increased by 35% (140,000 tons) year-on-year. Private airport operator Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG said that this year will also maintain a strong momentum, with medical supplies, protective equipment, possible COVID-19 vaccines and e-commerce products all focused.

Leipzig/Halle is the location of DHL Express’s largest aviation hub and started hosting Amazon Air’s first European aviation hub in early November. Once the construction of the nearby disaster management logistics center is completed, medical transportation is expected to increase. About 60 cargo airlines currently provide services at the airport.

At Schiphol Airport, cargo aircraft accounted for 61% of the total cargo volume, of which 29% were carried by passenger flights, and 10% were carried by passenger aircraft redistributed to cargo transportation. Schiphol Airport is the 14th busiest international air cargo airport in the world.

The airport said that compared with 2019, inbound volume fell by 4.7% and exports fell by 11.7%. The three largest destinations for freight tonnage are Shanghai, Doha, Qatar and Chicago.

At the same time, Brussels Airport reported a 2.2% increase in cargo volume to 512,000 tons, and passenger traffic plummeted 74%. The strongest growth of 43% came from all-cargo aircraft, thanks to the arrival of several new airlines and the use of passenger aircraft as mini-cargo aircraft, which accounted for 30% to 40% of all cargo aircraft activities. The express delivery business also achieved an 18% growth.

Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport ranks among the top three airports in the country in terms of passenger and cargo volume for the first time in the year. Among them, cargo business grew by 9% against the trend, and the growth rate ranked first among domestic cargo and mail million-ton airports.

In the past year, Shenzhen Airport has become the world's most popular "delivery destination". Good aviation logistics ecology and support capabilities have driven the growth of airport cargo business against the trend and become a highlight of airport development under the epidemic. The annual airport cargo and mail throughput reached 1.399 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 9.0%. This growth rate not only ranks first among the million-ton-class airports in the country, but also set a record for the growth of Shenzhen Airport's cargo business in the past four years. At the same time, the number of all-cargo aircraft access points at the airport increased to 47, a record high.

It is understood that in the face of the strong demand for epidemic prevention materials and foreign trade transportation, Shenzhen Airport actively responded to the central "six guarantees" and "six stability" work arrangements, and strived to enhance the air cargo supply capacity, and build a smooth "aircraft" for the global material circulation and supply chain stability. aisle". Facing the pressure of "passenger-to-cargo" flights and international cargo charter flights, Shenzhen Airport actively coordinated with customs and other units to open up a green channel for epidemic prevention materials and provide customers with a full chain and one-stop service. In the whole year, it guaranteed more than 2,900 international cargo charter flights and "passenger-to-cargo" flights, set up "air bridges" with 46 countries around the world, and transported approximately 75,000 tons of various materials.
While doing a good job in the transportation of anti-epidemic materials, Shenzhen Airport continues to improve its freight route network, enrich port functions, optimize the logistics ecology, and gather joint efforts for freight development.Eight international all-cargo destinations including Chicago, Luxembourg, Addis Ababa, Ho Chi Minh, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and Jakarta were added throughout the year, and four international all-cargo destinations including Anchorage, Osaka, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur were encrypted.There are 25 international all-cargo destinations for cargo aircraft, of which more than 40% are destinations in Europe and the United States. The "gold content" and operational quality of the cargo route network have been continuously improved.

At the same time, Shenzhen Airport vigorously develops cross-border e-commerce business, and has newly approved three qualifications for imported meat transportation and medical cold chain transportation, basically achieving full coverage of special cargo guarantee certification qualifications.Driven by multiple increments, Shenzhen Airport’s international cargo business has achieved growth of more than 30% for eight consecutive months. The annual international cargo volume reached 460,000 tons, a year-on-year increase of 30.8%, contributing to the smooth flow of large logistics and stable supply chain under the global epidemic.Airport power.