Hong Kong's AAT air cargo volume up 23pc to 51,690 tonnes in February

2012 03 09

HONG KONG's Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), the airport's No 2 ground handler, has announced it handled 51,690 tonnes in February, up 23 per cent year on year.

Export cargo volume for February was 33,249 tonnes, up 27 per cent year on year while import cargo volume was 17,955 tonnes, up 18 per cent with transshipments coming in at 486 tonnes, down 14 per cent.

Cumulative export tonnage for January and February was 66,395 tonnes, down three per cent against the same period last year. Total import tonnage for first two months was 35,067 tones, up six per cent year on year, while transshipment cargo volume was 1,009 tonnes, a decline of 17 per cent.

Looking ahead, AAT general manager for corporate development Kenneth Yeung said: "In view of the slowdown in global trade, we can only be cautiously optimistic about the possible recovery later this year."

Source Shipping Gazette - Daily Shipping News

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