Hactl Sees a Sharp Dip in October Air Cargo

HONG Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), has announced its air cargo tonnage throughput for October 2008. A total of 222,166 tonnes were handled in the month, representing a year-on-year decrease of 9.8 per cent. Cumulative tonnage from January to October 2008 was 2,161,062 tonnes, up 0.9 per cent against the same period last year.

Both import and export volume registered a decline in October. Import volume showed a decrease of 13.6 per cent year-on-year, with a total of 51,336 tonnes being handled in the month. Export volume for October was 127,332 tonnes, down 10.7 per cent year-on-year. Aggregate import volume and export volume for the first 10 months were 553,228 tonnes and 1,187,320 tonnes respectively, representing a dip of two per cent and one per cent year-on-year for the respective sectors.

Transhipment volume for October decreased two per cent year-on-year to 43,498 tonnes. Total transhipment volume from January to October, was 421,514 tonnes, representing a 11.2 per cent increase year-on-year.

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