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Hactl announces tonnage throughput for the first half of 2010

(2 July 2010, Hong Kong:) Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) today released its tonnage figures for June, the second quarter and the first half of 2010.

A total of 245,352 tonnes were handled in June, up 30.5% year-on-year. Tonnage throughput for the second quarter was 752,316 tonnes while tonnage throughput for the first half of the year was 1,389,059 tonnes, representing a year-on-year growth of 39.1% and 38.4% respectively.

Export volume was 134,138 tonnes for June and 414,384 tonnes for the second quarter, representing a strong increase of 38.6% and 49.4% year-on-year for the respective periods. Cumulative export tonnage for the first half of the year was 752,830 tonnes, surged by 46.4% against the same period last year. Export volume to China, Europe and the USA for the first half of the year recorded robust growth of 48.8%, 45.7% and 45.5% as the global economy continued to rebound from a low base in 2009.

Import volume for June registered a 27.2% increase on a year-on-year basis to 65,056 tonnes. Aggregate import volume for the second quarter was 191,635 tonnes, up 29.9%. Cumulative import tonnage for the first half of the year was 366,204 tonnes, up 35.4% against the same period last year. Import volume from Europe and the USA for the first half of the year increased by 33.6% and 56.7% respectively against the same period last year.

The transshipment volume was 46,158 tonnes for June, and 146,297 tonnes for the second quarter, representing a year-on-year growth of 15.3% and 26.3% for the respective periods. Total transshipment volume for the first six months was 270,025 tonnes, up 23.2% year-on-year.

Ms Lilian Chan, General Manager, Marketing and Customer Service said, “While we are delighted to see the continued strong tonnage growth brought by the better-than-expected economic recovery in the first half of the year, we remain cautious over the global economy’s long-term growth prospect as the looming European debt crisis and the uncertainties in the US’s economic growth continue to pose impacts to cargo traffic around the globe. In face of the possible challenges, we will, as always, strive to uphold our consistent quality service provision and sustain Hong Kong’s status as the world’s No.1 air cargo hub.”

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