Hactl Hosts 12th Annual International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition
This year’s 12th annual Hactl-hosted International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition comprised of nine teams who traveled internationally to compete at Hactl’s SuperTerminal 1 facility in Hong Kong.
All nine teams were judged based on ability and compliance with ICAO and IATA international standards relating to dangerous goods, heavy cargo and overall build integrity. The timed tasks included maneuvering a loaded forklift truck through a simulated warehouse course and delivering cargo to team members who then had to load as many items as possible.
“Mixing machinery and people in a time-constrained environment like air cargo handling always introduces risk,” said Hactl Chief Executive Wilson Kwong. “Hactl’s annual competition puts a light-hearted, friendly and competitive face on a serious message: that safety in the air cargo workplace is paramount. Honing forklift driving skills is a key aspect of this, and was clearly evidenced by the excellent performance of the competitors this year.”
The nine teams that participated were: Air Canada Cargo, Air France Cargo, IAG Cargo, Air China Cargo, Cargolux, Japan Airlines, KLM, Nippon Cargo Airlines and Qatar Airways.
Air China Cargo took first place with Air France Cargo taking second place and Qatar Airways finishing in third.
“In line with Hactl’s long-standing policy of industry leadership and best practice, we are committed to protecting our own workers, and hope that our competition will once again help to focus industry attention on this vitally important topic,” concluded Kwong.