Hong Kong cargo static in July but transhipments soar

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw July’s cargo and airmail throughputs static versus the same month last year at 433,000 tonnes, although volumes are up 3.1% for the first seven months of 2018 at 2.9m tonnes.
The airport operator at the world’s number one airfreight hub said that transshipment cargo recorded an increase of 9% year-on-year, "driving the growth in cargo throughput".
HKIA stated that among the key trading regions, traffic to/from North America and Southeast Asia, "increased most significantly".
On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 5.1m tonnes of cargo and airmail, a 4.7% increase.
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