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Hong Kong sees flat box volume growth in 2014

Hong Kong sees flat box volume growth in 2014
Container throughput at the Port of Hong Kong declined slightly by 0.3% to 22.3m teu in 2014 from 22.4m teu the year before.

For the month of December, volumes fell 11.9% overall to 1.8m teu, with 10.1% fewer boxes moved at the main terminals and a fall of 17.5% in volumes at the non-Kwai Tsing terminals.

Meanwhile major port operator Cosco Pacific continues to do well with its various investments throughout major Chinese container port operations as well as internationally.

Across the group. container throughput went up 9.9% to 67.3m teu in 2014. The biggest growth, at 16.9% and 14.5% respectively, came from the international and Southeast coast terminals.

However these are relatively new operations and the figures come from a relatively low base. For the former annual throughput rose from 8.1m teu in 2013 to 9.4m teu last year, while for the Southeast coast terminals throughput rose from just 3.3m teu in 2013 to 3.8m teu last year.