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Hong Kong’s April volume falls 9.3pc to 1.6 million TEU

HONG KONG port saw the decline in throughput accelerate in April, with overall volume down 9.3 per cent year on year to 1.6 million TEU, pulled down by a sharp drop in volumes among the mid-stream operators after non-Kwai Tsing throughput dived 16.7 per cent to 350,000 TEU.

The main Kwai Tsing terminals registered a seven per cent decrease in container traffic to 1.3 million TEU, according to the Hong Kong Marine Department.

In the first four months of the year overall cumulative throughput was down 2.8 per cent to 6.5 million TEU compared to the corresponding period in 2017.

Volumes moving through the mid-stream operators declined by 1.6 per cent to 1.4 million TEU in the first four months of the year.

Source: Schednet

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