Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) reported the air cargo tonnage throughput for August 2007. A total of 228,077 tons were handled in the month, representing a year-on-year growth of 8.4%. Cumulative tonnage from January to August 2007 was 1,655,267 tons, up 2.6% compared with the same period last year.
Export and transshipment volumes continue to be the growth engine of tonnage throughput since the second quarter compared with the same period last year, while import volume in August registered a slight year-on-year growth.
Export volume in August registered an 8.8% growth on a year-on-year basis, reaching 129,551 tons. Aggregate export volume for the first eight months was 918,740 tons, up 2.3% compared with the same period last year. The transshipment volume was 40,601 tons in August, with a year-on-year growth of 15.4%. Total transshipment volume for the first eight months was 292,349 tons, up 10.6% against the same period last year.
Import volumes for August and for the first eight months were 57,925 tons and 444,178 tons respectively, representing 3.2% increase and 1.5% decrease year-on-year for the respective periods.
The summary of the export, import and transshipment volumes handled in August and cumulative figures from January to August 2007 are tabulated as follows: