Clipper Cargo in Hong Kong- Pan American freight

Pan Am Cargo or Clipper Cargo was a subsidiary  cargo airline of Pan American World Airways. Initially Pan Am Cargo used propeller aircraft such as the Douglas DC-4. In 1963, Pan Am’s all cargo jet service began with Boeing’s 707-321C.

Pan Am stopped Pan Am Cargo operations in 1983.(1) I wonder when Clipper Cargo stopped using Hong Kong as a base and if anyone can provide an image or two of their planes at Kai Tak or further information about the outfit here.

Clipper Cargo Pan American A Advert HK Sunday Herald 29.10.1950

Clipper Cargo Pan American B Advert HK Sunday Herald 29.10.1950

HK Sunday Herald 29.10.1950

Pan Am Freight B707 Freughter Unloading CLP Tractor Amf Heavy Lift Tractor IDJ

Pan Am Freighter Boeing707 unloading probably a distribution transforemer to a CLP tractor & heavy lift trailer. Courtesy: IDJ

Pan Am Clipper Cargo DOUGLAS Dc 4 Loading Bananas Courtesy Pan Am Historical Foundation

A Pan Am Douglas DC-4 freighter unloading bananas. Date/Location unknown Courtesy: Pan Am Historical Foundation

This article was first posted on 25th November 2017.


  1. Pan Am Cargo – wikipedia


  1. Pan Am Cargo Reflections 

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