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Raising the Bar - AAT Unveils Upgraded Service Standards for General Import Cargo Breakdown

Effective 1 June 2015, AAT significantly raised and established a stringent upgraded service standard for general import cargo breakdown.  This upgraded service standard is AAT's continuous commitment to deliver the best and excellent services for the customers and bring the service standards to new heights.

AAT has continuously invested in state-of-art facilities, developing well trained and professional workforce in order to enhance the service standards for customers. This upgraded service standard shortens the cargo breakdown time significantly by up to three hours. Staying at the forefront of industry, AAT is always determined to provide its valuable customers with the highest convenience, efficiency & flexibility.


AAT Upgraded Service Standard

General Import Cargo Breakdown


Type of Flight

Previous Service


Upgraded Service


Passenger / Combi

ATA + 5 hours

ATA + 3 hours*


ATA + 8 hours

ATA + 5 hours

*For ‘Passenger/Combi', the standard of cargo breakdown time is effectively less than 3 hours for cargo at less than 10 tons, and less than 4 hours for cargo at 10 tons or more.


Mr. Khaw Hock Eng, General Manager of AAT, said, ‘AAT has made significant strides to enhance operational efficiency for cargo handling for the airfreight industry. This upgraded service standard is another milestone which has fully manifested our continual pursuit to bring the service standards to the next level. In addition, a series of upcoming service upgrade projects are already in the pipeline to be unveiled soon, among which is to upgrade one of our security screening machines in the third quarter of 2015. More details will be shared regularly.'

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Fact Sheet - AAT


Asia Airfreight Terminal Co., Ltd. (AAT) is the Air Cargo Terminal Operator (CTO) that provides total airfreight solutions in Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). As a key link in the supply chain, we understand our dual role of raising the industry standards and increasing customer satisfaction. We are focused to invest in state-of-the-art facilities and establish stringent service standards. Ultimately, it is building strong lasting affinity with our customers that matters at AAT.


AAT has invested in state-of-the-art facilities, established stringent service standards and developed a user-friendly IT system to meet the high demands of the air logistics industry. AAT's web-based Cargo Management System (CMS) opens up a suite of e-cargo solutions to customers and users by fully integrating with government, airlines and other air cargo community systems. With over 400 employees, AAT's team of well-trained professionals has consistently exceeded the service standards set by the Airport Authority Hong Kong and its customers.


AAT has also put in place internationally recognized management systems, including ISO9001:2008 to ensure proper documentation of its procedures and continuous improvements in its processes. Moreover, AAT has also been awarded Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 for its continuous effort to improve the management systems for employees' health and safety. In addition, AAT has successfully certified as the Platinum Member of Cargo 2000 GHA and attained ISAGO Registration. In terms of security, AAT has attained the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Freight Security Requirements (FSR) Warehouse Classification A Certification (enhanced 2014 Version), the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) - the highest Tier 2 status of compliance to required security and safety standards accredited by Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department (the first Air Cargo Terminal Operator (CTO) in Hong Kong to attain such accreditation), and the EU Regulated Agent (RA3) status. AAT has also accomplished the Good Distribution Practices (GDP) Certification for Pharmaceutical Products, demonstrating AAT's commitment and determination to drive the industry standards forward.


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