Hactl traffic takes a tumble

HONG Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), announced the air cargo tonnage throughput for November 2008. A total of 203,074 tonnes were handled in the month, representing a year-on-year decrease of 19 per cent. Cumulative tonnage from January to November 2008 was 2,365,136 tonnes, down 1.2 per cent against the same period last year.

Import volume decreased 23.1 per cent year-on-year, with 46,870 tonnes being handled in the month. Cumulative import volume for the 11 months was 600,098 tonnes, down 4.1 per cent year-on-year.

Export volume for November was 118,608 tonnes, down 20.7 per cent year-on-year. Aggregate export volume for the first 11 months was 1,305,928 tonnes, representing a dip of 3.2 per cent against the same period last year.

Transhipment volume for November recorded a drop of 6.5 per cent year-on-year to 37,596 tonnes. Total shipment volume from January to November was 459,110 tonnes, representing an increase of 9.5 per cent year-on-year.

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