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Hong Kong Port Handling More Containers

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

20 April 2007


Hong Kong handled 5.5 million containers in the first quarter of this year, up 2.3% on the same period last year, according to the Port Development Council.

Kwai Tsing Container Terminals handled 3.89 million containers, up 12.4%, the Council reported on April 17.

March saw 1.87 million containers handled in Hong Kong, down 8.8% on the same month last year, with 1.31 million of them passing through Kwai Tsing.

The number of containers processed by other terminals fell 29.4% to 560,000 in March, bringing the first quarter's total to 1.61 million, down 15.9% over a year earlier.

Last year, Kwai Tsing handled just under 16.5 million containers, up 12.4% over the previous year.


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