Shanghai sets freight record

Shanghai Pudong International Airport has set a new cargo record, handling a total of 1.5m tonnes of freight in 2014, with growth of 16.15 per cent year-on-year.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd. (PACTL) – a joint venture handling operation between Shanghai Airport, Lufthansa Cargo and JHJ Logistics Management – says its domestic cargo volume grew by 6.25 per cent year-on-year to 97,336 tonnes in 2014.
International cargo rose by 16.9 per cent to 1.4m tonnes. Imports increased by 16.85 per cent to almost 598,000 tonnes, while exports grew 15.7 per cent to over 904,100 tonnes.
PACTL vice-president, Lutz Grzegorz said: “We were not only able to meet, but even exceed our positive expectations at the end of the year. We particularly welcome the significant growth rates for imports, as they indicate an increasing balance in the flows of commodities and will therefore help our customers to make their transport cycles more efficient.”
Growth will continue at about the same level in 2015, he predicted. 
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