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Statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for second quarter

By: | at 08:00 PM | Channel(s): Ports & Terminals  

The Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government released statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the second quarter of 2010.

In the second quarter of 2010, total port cargo throughput increased by 9% over a year earlier to 67.3 million tonnes.  Within this total, inward and outward port cargo rose by 10% and 7% to 39.3 million tonnes and 27.9 million tonnes respectively.

For the first half of 2010, total port cargo throughput increased by 14% over a year earlier to 130.0 million tonnes.  Within this total, both inward and outward port cargo rose by 14% to 75.4 million tonnes and 54.7 million tonnes respectively.

On a seasonally adjusted quarter-to-quarter comparison, total port cargo throughput recorded virtually no change in the second quarter of 2010.  Within this total, inward port cargo went up by 3%, while outward port cargo dropped by 3%.

Port cargo
Within port cargo, seaborne cargo increased by 12% over a year earlier to 46.3 million tonnes, while river cargo also rose by 3% to 21.0 million tonnes in the second quarter of Within inward port cargo, imports and inward transhipment increased by 4% and 17% in the second quarter of 2010 over a year earlier to 20.1 million tonnes and 19.3 million tonnes respectively. For outward port cargo, exports (including domestic exports and re-exports) decreased by 6% over a year earlier to 9.1 million tonnes, while outward transhipment rose by 16% to 18.8 million tonnes.

Within port cargo, seaborne and river cargo increased by 16% and 10% in the first half of 2010 over a year earlier to 88.4 million tonnes and 41.6 million tonnes respectively.

Within inward port cargo, imports and inward transhipment increased by 6% and 24% in the first half of 2010 over a year earlier to 38.7 million tonnes and 36.7 million tonnes respectively. For outward port cargo, exports recorded virtually no change at 18.6 million tonnes and outward transhipment increased by 23% to 36.1 million tonnes.

Containers
In the second quarter of 2010, the port of Hong Kong handled 6.0 million TEUs of containers, representing an increase of 15% over a year earlier. Within this total, laden containers increased by 13% to 5.1 million TEUs, while empty containers also rose by 21% to 0.9 million TEUs. Among laden containers, inward containers increased by 14% to 2.6 million TEUs, while outward containers also rose by 13% to 2.5 million TEUs.

In the first half of 2010, the port of Hong Kong handled 11.4 million TEUs of containers, representing an increase of 16% over the same period in 2009. Within this total, laden containers went up by 17% to 9.6 million TEUs, while empty containers also increased by 12% to 1.8 million TEUs. Among laden containers, inward containers increased by 17% to 4.9 million TEUs, while outward containers also rose by 16% to 4.8 million TEUs.

On a seasonally adjusted quarter-to-quarter comparison, laden container throughput recorded virtually no change in the second quarter of 2010. Within this total, inward laden containers rose by 1%, while outward laden containers dropped by 2%.

Seaborne and river laden containers increased by 16% and 7% in the second quarter of 2010 over a year earlier to 3.7 million TEUs and 1.4 million TEUs respectively.

In the first half of 2010, seaborne and river laden containers increased by 19% and 11% over the same period in 2009 to 7.1 million TEUs and 2.6 million TEUs respectively.

Within inward laden containers, imports and inward transhipment increased by 11% and 21% in the first half of 2010 over a year earlier to 1.7 million TEUs and 3.2 million TEUs respectively. For outward laden containers, exports and outward transhipment increased by 9% and 20% to 1.6 million TEUs and 3.2 million TEUs respectively.

Vessel arrivals

In the second quarter of 2010, the number of ocean vessel arrivals decreased by 4% over a year earlier to 8,020, with the total capacity increasing by 4% to 98.