Port tops million mark

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 21 January, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 21 January, 1995, 12:00am

HONG KONG, the world's busiest container port, is the first to handle more than one million containers a month for two successive months.

The official August figures show that Hong Kong handled 1.008 one million teus (20-foot equivalent units) during the month.

In July, Hong Kong handled 1.031 million teus, making it the first port to top the one million mark in a month.

In the first eight months of the year, the territory's total throughput was more than 7.15 million teus, up 21.5 per cent over the corresponding 1993 period.