HONG KONG: Hong Kong air cargo decline moderates

Cargo tonnage at Hong Kong’s Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), pictured above, was down 20 per cent in July year-on-year, while the larger Hong Kong AirCargo Terminals was down 8.4 per cent. Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has announced it handled a total of 201,157 tonnes of cargo in July, representing an improved year-on-year […]


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Cargo tonnage at Hong Kong’s Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), pictured above, was down 20 per cent in July year-on-year, while the larger Hong Kong AirCargo Terminals was down 8.4 per cent.

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has announced it handled a total of 201,157 tonnes of cargo in July, representing an improved year-on-year decline of 8.4 per cent compared with that in previous months. Cumulative tonnage from January to July was 1.2 million tonnes, down 19.6 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Export volume in July declined 13.9 per cent versus last year to 103,314 tonnes while aggregate export volume for the first seven months was 617,493 tonnes, down 24.1 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Import volumes for July and for the first seven months were 55,457 tonnes and 325,939 tonnes respectively, representing a 2.6 per cent and 17.5 per cent decline year-on-year for the respective periods.

The transhipment volume in July showed the largest improvement with 42,386 tonnes handled, down only 0.6 per cent year-on-year. Cumulative transshipment volume for the first seven months was 261,483 tonnes, down 9.5 per cent year-on-year.

Hong Kong’s second air cargo terminal, Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT) noted its July tonnage was down 20 per cent compared to the same month last year, with export cargo 27,946 tonnes and import totals 14,289 tonnes, a decline of 13 per cent. Transhipment cargo was 501 tonnes, up 31 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2008.