SOUTH KOREA: South Korea’s cargo traffic declines in April

South Korea’s air cargo traffic declined in April from a year earlier due to slowing outbound shipments, the transportation ministry said recently. South Korea’s air cargo shipments came to about 290,000 tonnes last month, down 3.3 per cent from the same month a year earlier, according to the ministry. International air cargo declined 3.8 per […]


South Korea’s air cargo traffic declined in April from a year earlier due to slowing outbound shipments, the transportation ministry said recently. South Korea’s air cargo shipments came to about 290,000 tonnes last month, down 3.3 per cent from the same month a year earlier, according to the ministry. International air cargo declined 3.8 per cent to 269,000 tonnes, while domestic cargo grew 3.1 per cent to 24,000 tonnes. Japan-bound shipments contracted 10.9 per cent following the March earthquake and ensuing nuclear crisis, the ministry said. Incheon International Airport, South Korea’s largest airport, handled a total of 259,000 tonnes of air cargo last month, down 4.3 per cent from a year earlier. Smaller airports in Gimpo and Gimhae, located in western Seoul and the southeastern region of the nation, however, posted 17.5 per cent and 3.5 per cent gains, respectively, the ministry noted.