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Halifax air cargo up 4.1pc to 33,329 tonnes, mostly Asia-bound lobster


Eastern Canada's Halifax Stanfield International Airport has had its busiest year ever having served 3,908,799 passengers nearly breaking the four million mark, according to Shipping Gazette.
Air cargo also saw major growth at the airport in 2016, reported the Halifax Chronicle Herald. Last year, 33,329 tonnes of cargo were processed, up 4.1 per cent from 2015. Much of that cargo was Asia-bound live lobster.
An estimated C$187 million (US$142 million) in seafood and lobster exports were shipped from Halifax Stanfield in 2016, up C$40 million from 2015.
As demand for lobster and seafood continues to grow, especially to Asia, the airport is poised for continued growth in seafood exports. Yangtze River Express is now running direct lobster cargo flights to China. The airport process $447 million worth of cargo each year.

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