GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

HONG KONG, Jan 19 (FAM) – Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) said it enjoyed a strong finish to 2016, beating 2015 tonnages by 1.7% and setting new terminal and ramp handling records.

Total tonnage for 2016 was 1,653,938, up 1.7% on 2015. Strongest performance was on transshipments, which were up a massive 29.6% on 2015. Mail, courier and other express traffic meanwhile grew 8.4%, and exports showed 2.1% growth. Only imports declined, down 8.3% – although the negative trend of January-September was reversed in the last quarter, with growth in every month.