Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd (PACTL) has continued its growth path after recording the strongest annual results in the company’s history. It achieved tonnage growth of 12.73 per cent year-on-year and handled 362,497 tonnes during the first three months of 2015; this result, the best in any first quarter, was particularly driven by an increase in import business.
PACTL’s import cargo volumes increased by 15.97 per cent year-on-year to a total figure of 155,060 tonnes during the first three months. International imports rose by 16.56 per cent, while domestic imports increased by 9.1 per cent.
The company’s export cargo volumes grew by 10.43 per cent to a figure of 207,437 tonnes. International exports showed a growth rate of 10.81 per cent, while domestic exports increased by 4.89 per cent.
“Our export business continues to develop strongly. However, within the first quarter of 2015 we particularly registered an increase in our import business, especially in the international sector. This once again shows that imports and exports are developing in a more balanced way”, says Lutz Grzegorz, vice president of PACTL.