Asia Airfreight Terminal Co. (AAT), Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) second cargo terminal handler, reported an 11 percent rise in tonnage throughput to 63,114 tonnes in June 2013 compared to the same period last year.
AAT registered 43,532 tonnes of export cargo last month, an increase of 13 percent year-over-year, the company said in an e-mailed media release.
Import cargo volume was 18,914 tonnes, up 6 percent, while transshipment cargo volume grew 21 percent to 668 tonnes.
In the first half of 2013, export tonnage totaled 251,264 tonnes, an increase of 8 percent against the handler’s January-June airfreight throughput last year.
The cumulative import tonnage reached 110,574 tonnes, a 5 percent rise. In addition, the transshipment cargo volume surged 71 percent to 5,162 tonnes compared to the corresponding first six months of 2012.
Meanwhile, AAT announced that Khaw Hock Eng succeeded as general manager Chan Yee Lin, who has a new role at SATS, the chief ground-handling and in-flight catering service provider at Singapore Changi Airport, and has returned to Singapore.
Khaw, who assumed his new position on July 2 this year, has many years of experience in the aviation industry and cargo ground handling. Over the past six years, Khaw was managing the operations at the SATS airfreight terminals in Singapore.