Hong Kong's No 2 airport ground handler, Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), has announced its tonnage fell 0.2 per cent in the first half to 232,963 tonnes while first half imports grew nine per cent to 103,090 tonnes and transhipments soared 140 per cent to 5,717 tonnes, according to the Shipping Gazette.
In June, AAT air cargo throughput fell four per cent year on year to 57,764 tonnes. Exports came to 38,662 tonnes, a drop of nine per cent year on year. But imports increased two per cent to 17,598 tonnes and transshipments soared again, this time by 238 per cent to 1,505 tonnes.
"Additional infrastructure is essential to support the positioning of HKIA as a regional hub. Without which, the long-term sustainability of HKIA's growth may be less certain. AAT is in full support of the proposal to build a third runway," said AAT general manager for corporate development Kenneth Yeung.