Despite a late push bringing a 14.3% rise in throughput to 1.8million TEU, to produce the best monthly growth of the year in December the Port of Hong Kong, still saw annual volumes fall 2.5% to 19.6million TEU for 2016, as projected bringing its first sub-20million TEU annual throughput in over a decade.
The main Kwai Tsing terminals saw a 12.7% rise in throughput to 1.4million TEU while the non-Kwai Tsing terminals handled 400,000 TEU in December, a rise of 20.2%.
For the year however, the Kwai Tsing terminals saw volumes fall 2.4% to 15.2million TEU while the non-Kwai Tsing terminals saw throughput fall 2.8% to 4,375 TEU.
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