HACTL breaks daily handling record

 AIRFREIGHT through Hong Kong rose 41.9 per cent from last year, to 248,027 tonnes. This is a nine per cent increase from the same month in pre-crisis April 2008, which saw 225,660 tonnes handled.
Of particular note was the 10,080 tonnes handled 23 April, which was the highest daily tonnage throughput that Hactl has ever recorded.
Export volume showed a significant year-on-year growth of 53.5 per cent in April, with volume reaching 138,123 tonnes. Cumulative export tonnage for the first four months was 476,569 tonnes, representing a year-on-year growth of 45.9 per cent.
Import volume for April was 61,785 tonnes, representing an increase of 32.1 per cent year-on-year, while cumulative import tonnage for the first four months was 236,354 tonnes, up 39.2 per cent against the same period last year.
Transshipment volume for April increased 26.5 per cent year-on-year to 48,119 tonnes. Total transshipment volume from January to April was 171,847 tonnes, representing an increase of 21.6 per cent year-on-year.
Lilian Chan, general manager, said, “While we expect that 2010 will be a strong year due to the reviving economy, we will stay prepared for the unexpected.”

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