Box volumes up at Hong Kong port for third month in a row

Container volumes at Hong Kong Port maintained an upward trend for the third month in a row in April.

Hong Kong handled 1.74m teu last month, equal to a 10% increase compared to the same period last year. Breaking the figure down, the Kwai Tsing terminals clocked up a 10.5% increase in volumes at 1.38m teu. At the same time the midstream operators handled 360,000 teu, equal to growth of 8%.

Cumulative throughput for the first four months of the year total 6.65m teu, a 12.7% increase compared to the same period in 2016.

The boost in container volumes at Hong Kong reflects more general growth across the region. Singapore handled 2.72m teu in April, a rise of 7.5%. Meanwhile, Shanghai recorded throughput of 3.28m teu representing an increase of 4.9% compared to April 2016.

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