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Hong Kong container throughput rises 3.5pc in January

HONG Kong's container volume increased 3.5 per cent to 1.73 million TEU in January compared to 1.67 million TEU in the same month last year, according to statistics from the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board.

Most of Hong Kong's volume is from the container terminals at Kwai Tsing that handled 1.33 million boxes in January, an increase of 3.6 per cent over the same month last year. Export containers totalled 662,000 TEU, a year-on-year increase of 5 per cent. Imports totalled 671,000 TEU, 2.3 per cent higher than in January 2016.

The port of Singapore handled 2.62 million in the first month of the year, while the world's busiest port, Shanghai, handled 3.3 million container units.
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