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Hactl signs up for green power – updated

[ September 9, 2022   //   ]

Airfreight handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) says it has become the largest purchaser of CLP Power Hong Kong Renewable Energy Certificates after it signed an agreement to purchase 45.9 gigawatt hours of power.

The agreement is the latest step in Hactl’s Green Terminal sustainability programme and covers six years from August 2022. It will be equivalent to a total reduction of around 18,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.

Each unit of electricity in a REC represents the environmental attributes of electricity that are either generated or purchased by CLP Power from local renewable energy sources, including solar power, wind power and landfill gas projects.

Hactl executive director and chief financial officer Ms Amy Lam said: “Hactl is committed to reducing its carbon footprint as part of the Green Terminal programme, and shares the government’s goal of zero-carbon emissions under its Climate Action Plan 2050. We have already installed a giant solar farm on our terminal roof, and taken many other measures to reduce our overall power consumption.

“We continue to invest in new ways to support our aims but, while we wait for further new technology to become available to us, the purchase of CLP Renewable Energy Certificates provides us with an immediate and highly-effective method of supporting the generation and use of clean energy.”

Hactl has also been named “Best Air Cargo Terminal Operator – Asia”, in the 2022 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards. It is the fourth time Hactl and its subsidiary Hacis have won an AFLAS award, since the competition was launched in 2015.

The AFLAS Awards honour leading service providers including air and shipping lines; airports and seaports; and logistics, 3PLs and other associated industry professionals