Asia Airfreight Terminal Co.’s tonnage throughput in February was 13 percent lower than the same period in 2012, the company announced.
AAT’s throughput was 45,064 tonnes in February.
Export cargo in February was 28,677 tonnes, down 14 percent compared to the same period in 2012. Import cargo volume was 15,257 tonnes, falling 15 percent.
Transshipment cargo volume surged 133 percent to 1,131 tonnes compared to February last year.
For the first two months in 2013, the cumulative export tonnage was 69,906 tonnes, which is an increase of 5 percent. The cumulative import tonnage registered
33,603 tonnes, representing a 4 percent decline. The cumulative transshipment cargo volume surged 102 percent to 2,037 tonnes.
“It is expected that air cargo traffic would slow in February as a result of a relatively long break in production during the Chinese New Year period,” Chan Yee Lin, general manager of AAT, said. “However, with the modest growth in tonnage year-to-date, we hope that the growth will gather momentum for the remaining part of the year.”