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Tonnage growth of 17.8% for Hong Kong

Tonnage growth of 17.8% for Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded significant year-on-year (YOY) growth of 17.8 per cent in cargo volume in March 2017.

The gateway handled 433,000 tonnes with the strong growth in cargo throughput was largely driven by exports, which recorded a robust 24 per cent YOY increase.

Imports and transshipments also experienced double-digit growth and amongst the key trading regions, Europe and North America showed the most significant increases.

During the first three months of 2017, cargo volume at HKIA registered 11.5 per cent YOY growth to 1.1 million tonnes.

On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA has handled 4.6 million tonnes of cargo up 6.7 per cent on the previous 12-month period.


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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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