GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

HONG KONG, Mar 17 (FAM) – Container throughput at the port of Hong Kong soared 12.7% from a year earlier to 1.436 million TEUs in February, marking an increase for seven consecutive months.

Throughput at the main Kwai Tsing terminals surged 16.8% to 1.136 million TEUs while at the non-Kwai Tsing terminals volumes jumped by 79.6% to 300,000 TEUs.

For the year-to-date, box volume rose 12.7% overall to 3.172 million TEUs and registered a 9.4% gain to 2.472 million TEUs for the Kwai Tsing terminals.

Hong Kong port