Hong Kong box throughput dips in January
Sunday, 19 February 2012 | 00:00
The port of Hong Kong recorded a dip in container throughput in January both year-on-year and month-on-month, according to figures from the Marine Department.
Hong Kong handled 1.97m teu of boxes in January 2012, a drop of 6% compared to 2.1m teu in January 2011.
Container throughput also fell month-on-month compared to 2.09m teu registered in December 2011, data from the local authority showed.
In 2011, Hong Kong moved a total of 24.4m teu of throughput, making it the world's third largest container port behind leader Shanghai and first runner-up Singapore.
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