Hong Kong’s container volumes just better than Singapore in April
Container throughput at the Port of Hong Kong just beat that of Singapore in April after it handled 1.99 million TEUs, up 8.8 percent compared to the same month a year ago.
Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung container terminal posted year-on-year volume growth of 10.8 percent to 1.3 million TEUs. The port’s other terminals reported 4.3 percent improvement to 700,000 TEUs in April.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore gave a provisional figure of 1.95 million TEUs in April, up 3.6 percent compared to 1.89 million in the same month 2005.
For the year to date Singapore’s container throughput is up 4 percent at 7.72 million TEUs while Hong Kong’s has witnessed 5 percent growth to 7.32 million TEUs.
In 2005, the port of Singapore handled 23.2 million TEUs, making it the most productive port in the world, while Hong Kong came in second with 22.4 million TEUs.