Hong Kong port July volumes up 7% to 1.8m teu

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The port of Hong Kong saw throughput rise 7.2% to 1.8m teu from 1.6m teu in the previous corresponding period, off a low base and showing a rebound from the second slowest month in 2016.

The volumes were also a significant improvement over the slow summer month of June, which saw just a 0.2% rise in volumes compared to the previous corresponding period.

The main Kwai Tsing terminals saw throughput rise 9.1% to 1.4m teu from 1.3m teu previously.

Meanwhile the non-Kwai Tsing terminals saw almost flat volumes, with the mid-stream and river barge operators moving just 340,000 teu compared to 339,000 teu in July 2016.  



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