Malaysia: PTP Invests in Modernization
Maersk McKinney Moller, the world’s largest container ship and first Triple-E class vessel, made a call at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) on its maiden voyage from South Korea to Europe.
PTP was the vessel’s last port of call in Asia before it journeys to Rotterdam in The Netherlands today.
PTP chief executive officer Glen Hilton said the port was equipped to handle Triple-E vessels, adding that PTP, as one of the ports of call for the world’s largest container vessel, was a testament to Maersk’s confidence in it.
“We are also investing in new infrastructure and equipment, specifically designed to accommodate the new generation of container vessels of 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers and beyond,” he said.
Press Release, July 29, 2013; Image: PTP