Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, which handles cargo at Hong Kong International Airport, reported its traffic in the fourth quarter of 2012 was 754,226 metric tons, rising 6.2 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011.
Traffic from five new carriers signed up by Hactl since September contributed to the increase, as did a surge in freighter services handled by Hactl, the company said in a written statement.
For the year, traffic was 2.8 million metric tons, a 2.1 percent increase from 2011 and the second-best year in the company’s history.
“2012 ended stronger than we expected,” said Lilian Chan, Hactl’s executive director, in a written statement. She also noted that 2013 will be “challenging” now that Cathay Pacific Airways is migrating to self-handling.