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Hong Kong box throughput soars 26% in February

17 March 2017 | Hong Kong
 

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Hong Kong's container volume surged 26% to 1.44 million Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) in February compared to 1.14 million TEU in the same month last year, according to statistics from the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board.

Most of Hong Kong's volume is from the container terminals at Kwai Tsing that handled 1.14 million container in February, an increase of 16.8% over the same month last year.

Export containers totalled 518,000 TEU, a year-on-year increase of 9.4%. Imports totalled 618,000 TEU, 23.8% higher than in February 2016.

The port of Singapore handled 2.3 million TEU last month, while the world's busiest port, Shanghai, handled 2.65 million container units.

   
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