Hactl sees moderate decline

HONG Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), announced its air cargo tonnage throughput for July 2009. A total of 201,157 tonnes were handled in the month, representing a relatively mild year-on-year decline of 8.4 per cent compared with that in previous months. Cumulative tonnage from January to July was 1,204,915 tonnes, down 19.6 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Export volume in July declined 13.9 per cent against last year to 103,314 tonnes. Aggregate export volume for the first seven months was 617,493 tonnes, down 24.1 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Import volume for July and for the first seven months were 55,457 tonnes and 325,939 tonnes respectively, representing a 2.6 per cent and 17.5 per cent decline year-on-year for the respective periods.

The transhipment volume in July showed clear improvement with 42,386 tonnes registered, down only 0.6 per cent year-on-year. Cumulative transhipment volume for the first seven months was 261,483 tonnes, down 9.5 per cent year-on-year.

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