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AAT wins 'Cold Chain Service Provider of the Year for Asia Pacific' at Payload Asia Awards 2023

AAT wins 'Cold Chain Service Provider of the Year for Asia Pacific' at Payload Asia Awards 2023

Hong Kong, 30 October 2023 - Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), a subsidiary of SATS Ltd, is pleased to announce that it has been named ‘Cold Chain Service Provider of the Year - Asia Pacific’ at the prestigious 10th Payload Asia Awards. This recognition demonstrates the confidence Hong Kong customers have in AAT’s ability to handle perishable and pharmaceutical airfreight cargo to the highest standards.

"This award is a vote of confidence from our customers in our compliance and standards in handling and storing special cargo,” said Mike Chew, CEO of AAT. “In line with SATS’ value-added services strategy, we are meeting the growing needs for special cargo handling in just 15 months since AAT introduced Hong Kong’s first on-airport cold chain facility with complete temperature-controlled environment at Hong Kong International Airport. This validates our commitment to providing superior cold chain services and to addressing the market’s demands.”

The AAT COOLPORT is a purpose-built facility in the SATS ecosystem, replicating Asia’s first cold chain facility SATS COOLPORT at Singapore Changi Airport. Since its inauguration in July 2022, COOLPORT has garnered widespread acclaim from customers, partners, and the industry for its innovative features and dedication to meeting the evolving demands of the market. AAT works alongside airline customers and logistics partners to gain an understanding of their cool chain needs and provide tailored solutions, further optimizing the transportation routes of temperature-sensitive goods.

Fully certified with IATA CEIV Pharma, IATA CEIV Fresh, WHO GDP Pharma, ISO 22000:2018 and HACCP accreditations, COOLPORT offers a dedicated temperature-controlled zone, encompassing all aspects of the cargo handling process, from acceptance and delivery to build-up and breakdown, security screening, and storage.

The facility's unique features, such as temperature-controlled truck docks with dock shelters, on-site x-ray screening at the correct ambient temperature, multi-tiered temperature zones down to -28°C, ensure the integrity and efficiency of the cold chain process.

To learn more about AAT award-winning services and COOLPORT facility, please view the COOLPORT video here.