Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced today its air cargo tonnage throughput for October 2009. The overall cargo volume was further stabilised and picking up gradually. A total of 225,856 tonnes were handled in the month, representing a year-on-year growth of 1.7%. Cumulative tonnage from January to October was 1,849,972 tonnes, down 14.5% compared with the same period last year.
Export volume in October declined 2.8% against last year to 123,772 tonnes. Aggregate export volume for the first ten months was 966,256 tonnes, down 18.6% compared with the same period last year.
Continuing the encouraging positive signs of improvement since August, the import volume for October showed a year-on-year growth of 15.4%, with 59,252 tonnes registered. Aggregate import volume for the first ten months was 498,798 tonnes, representing a decline of 9.8% against the same period last year.
Transshipment volume for October and for the first ten months were 42,832 tonnes and 384,918 tonnes respectively, representing 1.5% and 8.8% decline year-on-year for the respective periods.