Asia Airfreight Terminal Co Ltd (AAT), a Hong Kong's No 2 airport ground handler, announced that its throughput in May rose 12 per cent to 65,268 tonnes year on year, according to the Shipping Gazette.
Export cargo during the month amounted to 44,683 tonnes, 11 per cent up over May 2012 while the volume of import cargo was 20,097 tonnes, up 15 per cent year on year. Transshipment cargo grew eight per cent to 488 tonnes year on year.
For the first five months of 2013, cumulative export tonnage was 207,732 tonnes, increasing seven per cent. Cumulative imports totalled 91,660 tonnes, up five per cent. In addition, the cumulative transshipments surged 82 per cent to 4,494 tonnes year on year.
Said AAT general manager Chan Yee Lin: "AAT has seen a consecutive year-on-year tonnage increase over the past five months and expects the growth trend to continue for the remaining part of the year, as market sentiments seem to have improved. AAT will work hand-in-hand with our airline customers so as to maintain and improve their competitive edge in the market place."