THE Port of Hong Kong had regained the 20 million TEU mark for 2017 with a 5 per cent rise in annual throughput to 20.76 million TEU, compared to 19.81 million TEU in 2016.
Throughput at Hong Kong’s main Kwai Tsing terminals for 2017 rose 7 per cent to 16.24 million TEU, while at the non-Kwai Tsing terminals volume slid 2 per cent to 4.52 million TEU.
In December volumes slid from the previous corresponding period in all segments, but they were an improvement over the preceding months.
Overall throughput fell 11 per cent in December to 1.77 million TEU from 1.98 million TEU in December 2016 while at the main Kwai Tsing terminals volume fell 4 per cent to 1.35 million TEU from 1.40 million TEU previously.
At the non-Kwai Tsing terminals, volume plunged 28 per cent in December to 420,000 TEU from 581,000 TEU in the previous corresponding month, Seatrade Maritime News of Colchester, UK reported.