ICCS breaks records

In November 2010, the handling tonnage of International Cargo Centre Shenzhen (ICCS) broke through the 7,100 tonne mark to set a new record and which meant the usual downturn in the slack season did not materialise this year, ICCS said. Compared with the same period last year, the growth rate is close to 20 per […]


In November 2010, the handling tonnage of International Cargo Centre Shenzhen (ICCS) broke through the 7,100 tonne mark to set a new record and which meant the usual downturn in the slack season did not materialise this year, ICCS said. Compared with the same period last year, the growth rate is close to 20 per cent. At the same time, ICCS has surpassed its annual tonnage target by 12 per cent. In the past three years, particularly influenced by the global financial crisis, the tonnage of ICCS hit negative growth. However, 2010 full-year targets were met ahead of time in November and the trends clearly show the inbound and outbound cargo handling in ICCS to be steadily improving as the global economic situation rights itself. After this October/November growth rate greatly exceeded CAAC national industry level and IATA global industry level, International Cargo Centre Shenzhen’s (ICCS) year-on-year growth rate is again ahead of other domestic city cargo terminals in Pearl River Delta (Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Hong Kong) and Shanghai. The cargo handler said that while many point to the large growth in the last quarter of 2009 as being a result of cross straits flights between Taiwan and mainland China (including Shenzhen), the 2010 figures point clearly to the fact ICCS has entered steadily recovery.