Macao's containerized cargo by land grows by 28.3 pct in March

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MACAO, May 3 (Xinhua) -- The gross weight of containerized cargo by land to Macao in March grew by 28.3 percent year-on-year to 1,777 tonnes, the special administrative region's statistic service said here on Sunday.

The latest report from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the cargo passing through the Cotai Checkpoint expanded by 33.1 percent to 1,777 tonnes, as all the containerized cargo by land went into Macao through that checkpoint in March.

On the other hand, the gross weight of port containerized cargo decreased by 37.8 percent to 7,830 tonnes, with cargo handled at the Kaho Harbour diving by 85.9 percent to 826 tonnes, and cargo shipped through the Inner Harbour rose by 3.9 percent to 7,004 tonnes.

In the first quarter, the gross weight of containerized cargo by land increased by 13.1 percent year-on-year to 5,077 tonnes, while that of port containerized cargo dropped by 27.5 percent to 26,440 tonnes.

The Macao International Airport handled 2,327 tonnes of air cargo in March, a drop of 35.0 percent year-on-year.

In the first quarter, the air cargo reduced by 26.0 percent year-on-year to 6,401 tonnes. Enditem

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