Hong Kong volume up

Hong Kong volume up

Hong Kong's main air cargo handler, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, said on Wednesday its freight volume in June jumped sharply from a year earlier, fuelled by strong exports, particularly to Europe.

HACTL, which is 25 percent owned by Jardine Matheson Holdings and 20 percent by Swire Pacific, said air cargo volume in June totalled 183,374 tons, up 17.3 percent from a year earlier, HACTL said in a statement.

Air cargo throughput for the first six months this year jumped 16.4 percent to 1.07 million tons from a year ago.

HACTL attributed the increase to rising export volume, which grew 22.6 percent in June and 21.7 percent in the first six months respectively.

Hong Kong is the world's busiest international air cargo terminal.