Malaysia: Northport’s CT4 Development on Schedule

Northport’s CT4 Development on Schedule

From its humble beginning of container operations since the early 1970s, Port Klang recently celebrated the handling of the 100 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) at Northport (M) Bhd.

“We also began this year with a milestone achievement of surpassing the 10 millionth TEU mark. Northport handled 1.74 million TEUs or 47% of Port Klang’s indigenous volume and 1.35 million or 21% of the transhipment volume,” Port Klang Authority said in a statement.

In terms of development, Northport’s new container terminal 4 (CT4) is progressing on schedule. Wharf 8A, which forms part of CT4 is expected to be fully operational by July this year.

Upon completion in mid-2013 Northport will be able to handle 5.6 million TEUs. Northport is also investing in new equipment to further enhance the efficiency of its operations. Four super post-panamax quay cranes will arrive in the second quarter of 2013 to coincide with the completion of Wharf 8A.

Northport is acquiring 13 units of electric rubber-tryed gantry for its container handling operations.

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Source: bintuluport, February 25, 2013

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