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   Vol. 23 No. 7
Tuesday February 13, 2024

Letter From Hong Kong

Cainaio Smart Gateway

     Kung Hei Fat Choi to all readers as we say goodbye to the Rabbit and hello to the Dragon, ushering in a whole New Year of opportunity in China and around the world from Hong Kong.
     And the Dragon is not starting off the Lunar New Year asleep either.
Bob Rogers     “Since early this morning my WhatsApp and WeChat apps have been pinging furiously with new year’s greeting, no longer just the basic face-to-face greeting but these days a vast assortment of animated greetings universally favored by Hong Kong’s tech hungry citizens,” Bob Rogers writes.
     “Walking around the city in celebration in the run-up to the New Year it is hard to recall that only a year ago we were still languishing in the tail end of Covid restrictions, these are now very much a thing of the past.
     “Its onwards and upwards!
     “And talking about upwards, the year of the Dragon is going be a pretty big one for Hong Kong aviation, as within the year we will have the full three runway operation plus the completion of two additional passenger terminals which are already taking shape in a forest of tower cranes.
     “Meanwhile our flag carrier Cathay Pacific continues to regain its pre covid flight levels and is opening new destinations while new entrant Greater Bay Airlines goes from strength to strength.
     “Over on the cargo side we now have the gigantic Cainiao Smart Gateway (pictured above) at the forefront of digital automation and artificial intelligence, that will revolutionize warehouse operations. This achievement unlocks the potential of streamlined logistics, and tailor-made solutions for businesses.
     “So much for the doomsayers who were so happy to write Hong Kong off as a major aviation hub back a couple of years ago,” Bob Rogers insists.
     “And then we have International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s WCS coming to town next month.
     World Cargo Symposium at the beautiful AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited is ready for its “close up, going Prime Time hosting the world of air cargo March 12-14th.”
     Bob Rogers says, for Hong Kong it's all best foot forward for air cargo:
     “People who are planning to be here will find Hong Kong to be its traditional exciting and welcoming self, just please remember, make sure to see our great city in between all the sessions and great networking , leaving time to experience our fabulous eating and shopping.
     “And if you haven’t been to Hong Kong for a while, maybe be amazed at the pace of development and warm welcome from people here.
     “Gracious good wishes and fasten your seat belts for a great new year,” Bob Rogers smiles.

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Publisher-Geoffrey Arend • Managing Editor-Flossie Arend • Editor Emeritus-Richard Malkin
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