Hong Kong tops ACI cargo rankings
The airports in Hong Kong and Memphis stand as the busiest cargo airports in the world, according to a new report.In a newly released report, Airports Council International found that worldwide cargo traffic, as reported by airports, rose by 0.9 percent in 2013.
Hong Kong International Airport and Memphis International Airport are the two busiest airports, and ACI reported the airports saw cargo volumes of 4.17 million tons and 4.14 million, respectively, in 2013. Hong Kong’s number represents a 2.5 percent rise of 2012, and Memphis experienced a 2.9-percent, year-over-year, increase.
Memphis took the top spot regarding traffic volumes destined for domestic locations, with the Louisville and Beijing airports rounding out the top three. Hong Kong is the busiest international cargo airport, with the airports in Dubai and Incheon ranking second and third, respectively.
ACI reported that airports in the Asia-Pacific region saw the most cargo on a regional basis.