Hong Kong Airport - Update 16th August

August 16, 2019

UPDATE 16th August:

Hong Kong Airport has resumed complete operations and Crane Worldwide Logistics is operating without interruptions.


UPDATE 14th August:

Hong Kong International Airport has resumed normal operations and is working to reschedule flights. The Airport Authority ask asked the court to prohibit 'inciting, aiding, and/or abetting' any unlawful and wilful obstruction of proper use of the airport, or blocking roads or passageways near it, according to legal documents. 

For the arrivals level, all public demonstrations will also be banned except at two designated areas near the exits on both ends of the hall. The new zones will be positioned away from the flow of passengers. Under the injunction, anyone loitering or interfering with the authority or the Aviation Securiy Company (AVSECO) from executing the court order will be viewed as violating it. 

https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/important-notice/index.page?noticeid=1565759853171-1

Departure and arrival cargo freighter is operating as usual. Passenger aircrafts departures and arrivals have resumed currently. Around 90 passenger aircraft will be cancelled today. 

Over the past few days, the Crane Worldwide team in Hong Kong have put in place a number of contingencies to avoid disruption to our operations. All shipment updates are available in C-View with our proprietary algorithms highlighting any service interruptions that may be experienced by our clients. 

 


UPDATE: 13th August:

Cargo freighter flights are operating as usual, passenger aircraft have resumed since this morning with rescheduling taking place of those that were cancelled in Monday's disruption at the airport when protestors were impacting operations. Cancellations of passenger flights continued this afternoon. 

Currently, Crane Worldwide Logistics has not experienced disruption to their cargo operations. The Crane Worldwide team have put in place a number of contingencies using surrounding ports on both sides of the Hong Kong border. 

All shipment updates are available in C-View with our proprietary algorithms highlighting any service interruptions that may be experienced by our clients. 


UPDATE 12th August:

The latest update is that as of 17:00 local time, Hong Kong's airport authority announced that all flights would be cancelled for the rest of the evening. However, the majority of freight flights went unaffected. Cargo that was due to depart on passenger flights will be impacted and flights were cancelled. Delays will be experienced. 


Flights grounded as protests impact Hong Kong Airport. 

Hong Kong International airport is grinding to a halt as hundreds are joining protestors in both departure and arrival halls. 

The airport has been thrown into chaos as crowds impact the operations. Check-in services have now been shut down and flights cancelled. 

It has been reported that over 180 flights have been cancelled, Hong Kong's airport is one of the busiest airports in the world with over 1,100 passenger and cargo flights daily to over 200 international destinations. 

The Crane Worldwide team are on hand to assist you with any difficulties you may be experiencing.

Emergency Contacts:

Sam Chau, Managing Director, Sam.Chau@craneww.com, +852 9132 8011

Alan Mak, General Manager, Alan.Mak@craneww.com, +852 9231 2553


For more information about our office in Hong Kong:

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UPDATE Monday 5th August

Travel Disruption throughout the city due to protests.

Hong Kong protestors have taken to the streets which has caused serious transport issues bringing both rail and airlines to a halt this morning. It has been reported that over 200+ flights have been cancelled and the protests have greatly impacted 7 MTR lines (Mass Transit Rail).

Protests have been ongoing for the past 9 weeks due to the now suspended extradition bill - Protestors are demanding an immediate and full withdrawal.

Strikes are taking place across mutiple sectors including aviation workers, finance employees and civil servants and more. 

In addition to flight cancellations, due to the road traffic disruption, pick up and delivery services are impacted on Monday 5th August. 

The Crane Worldwide team are on hand to assist you with any difficulties you may be experiencing.

Emergency Contacts:

Sam Chau, Managing Director, Sam.Chau@craneww.com, +852 9132 8011

Alan Mak, General Manager, Alan.Mak@craneww.com, +852 9231 2553


For more information about our office in Hong Kong:

Click here

 

 

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