Hong Kong container throughput dips 1.7pc to 1.8m TEU in August
HONG Kong's container volume dipped slightly in August falling 1.7 per cent to 1.76 million TEU compared to 1.79 million TEU in the same month last year, according to statistics from the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board.
Most of Hong Kong's volume is from the container terminals at Kwai Tsing that handled 1.34 million boxes in August, an increase of 3.5 per cent over the same month last year. However, boxes handled by the other terminals in Hong Kong saw a sharp decline of 15.5 per cent to 420,000 TEU compared to 497,000 TEU in August, 2016.
Export containers totalled 635,000 TEU, a year-on-year increase of 2.6 per cent. Imports totalled 707,000 TEU, 4.4 per cent higher than in August last year.
The port of Singapore handled 2.95 million TEU last month, while the world's busiest port, Shanghai, handled 3.46 million container units.