HK box volume up 3.3pc in July, the highest monthly total this year
THE Port of Hong Kong saw container throughput increase by 3
THE Port of Hong Kong saw container throughput increase by 3.3 per cent in July to 1.60 million TEU compared to the same month last year when the port handled a total of 1.55 million TEU.
The box volume was the highest monthly total so far this year and was 2.0 per cent up on June when throughput totalled 1.57 million TEU.
Kwai Tsing terminals handled a total of 1.27 million TEU in July, 7.2 per cent up from the corresponding period in 2019 when box throughput totalled 1.18 million TEU.
However, the container throughput at non-Kwai Tsing terminals where the volume totalled 335,000 TEU, was down 9.2 per cent down from 369,000 TEU in July 2019.
For the year-to-date, throughput amounted to 10.25 million TEU, 3.7 per cent down from the corresponding seven-month period last year.