Air cargo handled by Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. showed a slight year-over-year decrease in May 2013, resulting from a 1 percent drop in imports. Overall air cargo volume inched down 0.3 percent to 176.4 million kilograms from 176.9 million kilograms in May 2012.
In May 2013, Hactl handled 54.7 million kilograms of air cargo imports. The overall import tonnage was 4.2 percent higher than in April. Imports in the first five months of 2013 totaled 260.6 million kilograms and were up 0.7 percent year-over-year. The biggest regional change in May imports was a 22.4 percent drop in cargo from the Southwest Pacific, the third straight month of double-digit declines in this lane.
Hactl handled 121.7 million kilograms of exports in May, close to even with that of May 2012 and down 3.8 percent from April. The largest regional change in exports was a 26.3 percent jump in cargo carried to South America, reaching 2.9 million kilograms from 2.3 million. Exports in the first five months of 2013 totaled 563.8 million kilograms, down 1.2 percent year-over-year.