Memphis loses to Hong Kong in tonnage
Both airports, however, saw rise in tonnages in 2012
January 26, 2013
Memphis International Airport – the home base of FedEx Express — handled 4,016,818 metric tons of cargo in 2012 while Hong Kong International Airport saw 4,025,000 tons. Following both were Shanghai Pudong International Airport with 2.9 million tons. The figures are not official yet; the official rankings of cargo airports by Airports Council International will come out in April. Both Memphis and Hong Kong saw cargo figures rise by up 2.5 per cent and 2.2 per cent in 2012.