Monday, February 13, 2017

Horses for Hong Kong Event in Good Hands via Usual Air Cargo Terminal Facilities

Prize Steeds Arrive in Prime Order for Longines Masters
Shipping News Feature
HONG KONG – Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) has once again handled 60 horses competing in this year’s Longines Masters of Hong Kong. It is the event’s fifth year, and Hactl has handled the valuable equine competitors in every year of the competition. The Longines Masters first came to Hong Kong in 2013, and is now recognised as one of Asia’s largest and most prestigious equestrian event. The transportation of the horses from Liege to Hong Kong, and their return journeys after the event, are being coordinated by European Horse Services (EHS), one of the world’s leading equestrian transport specialists. This year’s chosen carrier is Etihad Airways, and forwarding being performed by DB Schenker. EHS Founder and President Filip Vande Cappelle said:

“The Longines Masters has become one of the most important events in the global equestrian calendar, attracting the highest-calibre entrants from around the world. It’s an honour for EHS to have been selected once again as the official transportation partner by EEM, the event organisers. We are also very happy to be working with Hactl again; their facilities, and the attention to detail which their staff bring to the all-important handling process, are second to none.”

Hong Kong’s top-ranked rider, Jacqueline Lai, accompanied her horses and Der Sennaat 111, on the inbound flight to Hong Kong. On arrival, she was greeted by Hactl Chief Executive Mark Whitehead, who commented:

“It’s great to be involved in this wonderful event again, and it was particularly good to have the opportunity of meeting Hong Kong’s very own competitor. Both Jacqueline and Hactl are enthusiastic supporters of the Longines Masters, which has really put Hong Kong on the equestrian map.”