Japanese efficiency wins the day in Hong Kong freight tournament


The Hactl International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition at the independent handler’s SuperTerminal 1 in Hong Kong returned this year for the 13th time, after a break of four years due to COVID travel restrictions.

An audience of around 300 watched participants from Air Canada, Cargolux Airlines International S.A., Emirates, Finnair, IAG Cargo, Japan Airlines, MASkargo, Nippon Cargo Airlines and Qatar Airways compete for honours.

Japan Airlines was dubbed Overall Champion and won the Forklift Competition in this year’s event. The Pallet Building Competition was won by Qatar Airways and the Forklift Driving Safety Award was also picked up by Japan Airlines as well.

Hactl chief executive Wilson Kwong said: “We were delighted to welcome friends from around the world to take part in the competition once again, after its enforced suspension. Everyone seemed to enjoy the event, but behind the friendly rivalry and opportunity to meet and make friends, we believe it also has an important message to convey about safety at work and professional standards.”