Hong Kong sees soaring cargo growth in September

16 / 10 / 2017

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 430,000 tonnes of cargo in September, "soaring" 9.1% over the same month in 2016.

A spokesperson for HKIA, the world's number one cargo hub in 2016, said: "Exports registered a robust 14% year-on-year growth, continuing to lead the growth in cargo volume. Among the key trading regions, cargo throughput to Europe and Southeast Asia increased the most significantly."

Over the first nine months of 2017, cargo volume has seen a year-on-year "surge" of 10.9% to 3.6m tonnes. On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 4.9m tonnes of cargo, registering growth of 10.2%.

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