Hong Kong cargo static in July but transhipments soar

13 / 08 / 2018

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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