Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced its tonnage throughput for June, the second quarter and the first half of year 2007.
A total of 214,055 tons were handled in June, representing a year-on-year increase of 3.9%. Tonnage throughput for the second quarter and for the first half of the year was 629,857 tons and 1,206,734 tons, representing a year-on-year growth of 1.9% and 1.0% respectively.
Export volume was 118,214 tons for June and 351,988 tons for the second quarter, representing a year-on-year growth of 3.2 % and 1.4% respectively. Volume exported to the US and Europe registered a slight growth of 1.5% and 3.7% in the second quarter respectively, underlying a continuous slower growth trend for exports to both markets. Export volume growth to Mainland China in the second quarter registered a slight growth of 3.2%. Cumulative export tonnage for the first half of the year was 666,592 tons, up 0.3% against the same period last year.
A total of 57,841 tons and 165,873 tons of import cargo were handled in June and in the second quarter, down 1.9% and 4.7% respectively. Import volume from Mainland China and the US market registered a year-on-year increase of 9.8% and 7.2% in the second quarter; while another major import market, Europe showed a decline of 5.6%. Cumulative import tonnage for the first half of the year was 327,887 tons, down 2.4% against the same period last year.
The transshipment volume was 38,000 tons for June, and 111,996 tons for the second quarter, representing a year-on-year increase of 16.5% and 15.3% for the respective periods. Total transshipment volume for the first six months was 212,255 tons, up 9.3% year-on-year.
Ms. Lilian Chan, General Manager, Marketing and Customer Service said, ‘The cargo growth of 1.9% in Q2 saw a slight improvement from Q1. However, the growth rate in Q2 is still relatively slow as key export markets of the US and Europe still register signs of slowness. We remain cautiously optimistic towards the air cargo growth trend in the second half of year 2007.’
The summary of the import, export and transshipment volumes handled in June, the second quarter and the first half of year 2007 is tabulated as follows:
Tonnage handled by Hactl in June, the second quarter and the first half of year 2007
|June 2007||April - June 2007
|January - June 2007
|Tonnage (in tons)||Year-on-Year Growth||Tonnage (in tons)||Year-on-Year Growth||Tonnage (in tons)||Year-on-Year Growth|