Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) had tonnage growth in June of 12.36 percent year over year.
PACTL handled 121,178 tonnes of freight during the month.
Overall, the cargo terminal saw tonnage rise by 13.78 percent to 687,276 tonnes in the first half of 2014.
These are the best results achieved for the month of June and the first six months of any year in PACTL’s history.
PACTL’s domestic cargo volumes grew by 2.25 percent year over year to 44,527 tonnes in the first half of 2014, while international cargo volumes rose by 14.68 percent to 642,749 tonnes. Imports increased by 13.61 percent to 274,758 tonnes, while exports grew by 13.90 percent to 412,518 tonnes in comparison with the previous year.
“In addition to the on-going growth in domestic imports, we saw strong double-digit growth in our international business throughout the first half of 2014. The volume of international exports in particular continues to grow significantly,” Lutz Grzegorz, vice president of PACTL, said. “We are confident of setting a new record by the end of this year and reaching a figure of 1.4 million tonnes of air cargo for the very first time.”