Along with many other airports around the world, Changi Airport is looking to perishables, pharmaceuticals and high value goods such as gold to boost volumes, hoping that rising wealth in Asia will contribute to this goal. In the first quarter, volumes fell 2.2%, but the airport is hoping to attract more cargo through its Coolport facility, while Dnata’s new perishables centre will open later this year. It has already seen a rise in seafood transhipment, from Indonesia to Japan, while it expects to see a capacity rise in handling valuable goods of some 16%.
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