Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) achieved tonnage growth of 12.4 per cent year-onyear and handled 121,178 tonnes of freight in June. Overall, the cargo terminal saw tonnage rise by 13.8 per cent to a figure of 687,276 tonnes in the first half of 2014.
These are the best results achieved for the month of June and the first six months of any year in the company’s history, PACTL said.
PACTL’s domestic cargo volumes grew by 2.3 per cent year-on-year to 44,527 tonnes in the first half of 2014, while international cargo volumes rose by 14.7 per cent to 642,749 tonnes. Imports increased by 13.6 per cent to 274,758 tonnes, while exports grew by 13.9 per cent to 412,518 tonnes in comparison with the previous year.
“In addition to the ongoing growth in domestic imports, we saw strong double-digit growth in our international business throughout the first half of 2014. The volume of international exports in particular continues to grow significantly.
We are confident of setting a new record by the end of this year and reaching a figure of 1.4 million tonnes of air cargo for the very first time”, says Lutz Grzegorz, VP of PACTL.