The Port of Hong Kong continued to see container throughput slide in November, with the decline, which began in October accelerating to 3.6% with 1.75 million TEU moved compared to the 1.81 million TEU that passed through the port in the previous corresponding period.
The main Kwai Tsing terminals saw volume fall 1.6% to 1.35 million TEU from 1.37 million TEU previously while at the non-Kwai Tsing terminals throughput plunged 9.7% to just 400,000 TEU from 443,000 TEU in November 2016.
For the year-to-date, throughput amounted to 18.97 million TEU, making it look likely that the Port of Hong Kong will not only have another sub-20 million TEU year but quite possibly see annual volumes even drop below last year’s 19.81 million TEU if December turns out to be a slower-than-expected month.
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