Asia Airfreight’s January tonnage grew 19 percent

Hong-Kong-based Asia Airfreight Terminal announced that its tonnage throughput in January grew by 19 percent compared to January 2012.

AAT’s tonnage throughput was 60,482 tonnes. Out of that number, 41,230 tonnes were export cargo, making for a 24 percent increase, and 18,347 tonnes were import cargo, marking a 7 percent increase.

Lastly, trans-shipment cargo volume swelled 73 percent to 906 tonnes.

“Following the record-breaking tonnage performance last year, year 2013 begins with an encouraging growth in tonnage throughput,” said Kenneth Yeung, AAT general manager sales & marketing. “It is forecasted that China’s electronics manufacturing industry will grow by 4.5 percent in revenue, despite the current global economic condition. While the growth rate is modest, the industry is expected to grow at a steadier pace for the next three years, provided that the key North America and Europe economies continue to recover. We expect the air cargo industry in Hong Kong to be benefitted from this growth and achieve a positive organic growth rate.”