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  1. Exports lift airport cargo to first growth in a year

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Cargo volumes at Hong Kong International Airport grew in May for the first time in 14 months, buoyed by an increase in exports, the Airport Authority ... airfreight volumes climbed 1.1 per cent last month to 333,000 tonnes. This included 213,000 tonnes of export cargo, a 1.8 per cent increase compared with the 209,000 tonnes handled in May last year. ...

  2. Air cargo rebounds on exports, Asia traffic

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong, the world's busiest international air cargo hub, saw a solid rebound in air cargo volume last month, driven by rising exports and transshipment traffic within Asia. Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) said yesterday that its business in March was the best in 16 months, with export volume up0.4 per cent from a year ago and transshipments up 7.7 per cent. ...

  3. Air cargo continues to slide for third month

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Air cargo processed by Hong Kong airport's largest cargo handler dropped for a third month in June, bringing down the first half's cargo throughput by 4.7 per cent to 1.33 million tonnes. Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals handled just 220,726 tonnes of air cargo last month, a year-on-year drop of 10.3 per cent, compared with a drop of 12 per ...

  4. Hactl stays bullish on cargo volumes

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals said its tonnage throughput for the year would likely end only about 5 per cent below a 'bumper' 2010, despite a heavy fall in cargo volume in the past two months. Air cargo throughput was also expected to fall year-on-year this month, managing director Mark Whitehead said, although he expected a strong ...

  5. How much benefit does HK derive from its airport's cargo throughput?

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to review how much of the authority's projected increase in airport traffic will be accounted for by cargo flights. One company alone, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, boasted a new daily record ... the airport authority advise how much of the airport's cargo traffic represents goods produced, or provided with extensive added value, in Hong Kong? I suspect much, if not most, of the so-called ...

  6. Slower cargo growth at Hactl, but forwarders not worried

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl), the largest cargo handler at the airport, said growth in the amount of cargo handled slowed last month, but freight forwarders expect a big end to the year. Cargo handled last month rose 17.5 per cent year on year, against 27.7 per cent in July, with the slowdown attributed to the high base comparison in August last ...

  7. Bullish Cathay restarts work on cargo terminal

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So The construction of Cathay Pacific Airways' wholly owned cargo terminal has resumed after a two-year suspension and it is scheduled to open in early 2013. The facility, with a designed capacity of 2.6 million tonnes a year, will be expanded in a second phase of construction as the carrier is banking on a strong recovery in the cargo market. The new phase will boost its ...

  8. Passenger, cargo volumes hit record highs

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Passenger and cargo traffic at Hong Kong International Airport hit record highs in the first half. Airport Authority figures show Chek Lap Kok handled 24.5 million passengers, an increase of 9.3 per cent year on year, while cargo surged 35.1 per cent to two million tonnes. The figures were boosted by robust growth last month, with passengers up 26.2 per cent from a year ...

  9. Air cargo volume soars 40pc in a late charge

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Thanks to an abrupt rebound in air cargo through the city's airport late last year, Hong Kong remained the busiest international air cargo hub in 2009 with a jump in volume of nearly 40 per cent in December. Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), which accounts for 80 per cent of total cargo tonnage at the airport, saw its tonnage climb to 232,476 ...

  10. Drop in passengers and cargo at airport blamed on recession, flu

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The number of passengers and volume of cargo passing through the airport last month shrank by more than 10 per cent year on year as the global financial crisis and outbreak ... to 3.6 million last month, while 259,000 tonnes of cargo were handled, down 17.6 per cent. 'In May, both air-traffic movements and passenger throughput recorded significant drops, more than ...




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