Recorded container throughput in April at the Port of Hong Kong fell by 7.3% compared with a year ago, the largest monthly fall since January 2020, as demand fell as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. Total box volumes in April were 1.459m teu.
Drilling down, box volumes fell 5.3% at the Kwai Tsing terminals as they handled 1.154m teu. Midstream operations were harder hit, registering a decline of 14.9% for a total 305,000 teu.
Hong Kong throughput for the first four months of 2020 is down 6.7% at 5.595m teu.