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Hong Kong quarterly port throughput declines 7pc

  10.09.2012    

The Port of Hong Kong handled 5.9 million TEU, down seven per cent year on year in the second quarter with laden container numbers falling eight per cent to five million TEU as empties came in at 900,000 TEU, a drop of two per cent.
Among laden containers, inward containers fell 10 per cent to 2.5 million TEU, while outward containers decreased seven per cent to 2.5 million TEU, according to Hong Kong Census & Statistics Department.
In the first half of the year, the port of Hong Kong handled 11.6 million TEU of containers, down two per cent year on year. Within this total, laden containers dropped two per cent to 9.9 million TEU, while empties fell five per cent to 1.7 million TEU. Among laden containers, inbound boxes decreased three per cent to five million TEU, while outbound numbers were flat at 4.9 million TEU.
In the second quarter, seaborne containers decreased six per cent year on year to 3.8 million TEU, while river laden boxes dropped 14 per cent to 1.2 million TEU.
Within inward laden containers, imports plummeted 17 per cent to 700,000 TEU and inward transshipment dropped seven per cent to 1.8 million TEU. For outward laden containers, exports fell 17 per cent to 700,000 TEU and outward transshipment decreased two per cent to 1.8 million TEU.
In the first half, seaborne laden containers increased one per cent year on year to 7.5 million TEU, while river laden containers fell nine per cent to 2.4 million TEU.
In total port cargo throughput fell six per cent year on year to 69.1 million tonnes in the second quarter, comprising a four per cent decrease in inward port cargo to 40.9 million tonnes and a nine per cent drop in outward port cargo to 28.2 million tonnes, the Shipping Gazette informs. 


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