HACTL throughput rose nearly 25% in 2010

Cargo throughput via Hong Kong in December rose 7.4 per cent from a year earlier, data from Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) showed on Wednesday. For all of 2010, air cargo volume surged 24.8 per cent to a record 2.9 million tonnes on the back of market export demand that was buoyed throughout […]


Cargo throughput via Hong Kong in December rose 7.4 per cent from a year earlier, data from Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) showed on Wednesday. For all of 2010, air cargo volume surged 24.8 per cent to a record 2.9 million tonnes on the back of market export demand that was buoyed throughout the year as a result of the robust global economic recovery. Aggregate export tonnage for the whole year reached 1.6 million tonnes, indicating a year-on-year growth of 28.9 per cent. The total import tonnage for the whole year was 741,943 tonnes, up 18.8 per cent against 2009. “The growth in airfreight demand had continued all the way throughout 2010 although we saw a milder growth in the third and fourth quarter due to the higher base effect in the second half of 2009,” Lilian Chan, Hactl’s executive director, said in a statement. Cargo exports from the city in December rose 4.8 per cent from a year earlier, and export volumes for the whole of 2010 increased 28.9 per cent as a result of the robust economic recovery. December cargo imports fell 0.5 per cent from a year ago, whereas imports for the full year were up 18.8 per cent. Imports from the US and Europe in 2010 increased 40.6 per cent and 24.1 per cent, respectively, from a year earlier, Hactl said. Year-on-year change in air cargo via Hong Kong: December (+7.4 per cent); November (+5.6 per cent); October (15.4 per cent); September (14 per cent); August (17.5 per cent); July (27.7). Air cargo volumes through Hong Kong in December totalled 249,694 tonnes.