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Hong Kong port cargo throughput down 8.2 pct in 2018

Thursday, 07 March 2019 | 12:00

Hong Kong’s total port cargo throughput in 2018 dropped 8.2 percent compared with 2017 to 258.5 million tonnes, official data showed.

Within this total, inward port cargo and outward port cargo decreased 8.6 percent and 7.4 percent from those in 2017 to 159.5 million tonnes and 99.0 million tonnes respectively, according to the Census and Statistics Department of the government of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Within port cargo, seaborne and river cargo shrank 7 percent and 10.2 percent in 2018 compared with a year earlier to 164.5 million tonnes and 94.0 million tonnes respectively.

For the year 2018, the port of Hong Kong handled 19.60 million TEUs of containers, down 5.7 percent from 2017.

The number of ocean vessel arrivals went down 5.2 percent to 25,410 in 2018 from a year earlier, with the total capacity also decreasing 5.2 percent.

Meanwhile, the number of river vessel arrivals shrank 5.9 percent to 149,200, with the total capacity also decreasing 7.5 percent.
Source: Xinhua

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