Port of Tanjung Pelepas dredging pays off

Despite global economic uncertainties and health pandemic, the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) registered a strong terminal growth in 2020.

The Malaysia’s largest container terminal said in their latest release that they accomplished record-breaking 9.8 million TEUs (Twenty Equivalent Units) total throughput last year.

The record represents an increase of more than 8% growth at the back of 9.1 million TEUs recorded in 2019.

Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, PTP Chairman, said that, in spite of global health crisis and economic uncertainties, PTP continues to further strengthen its position as one of the main transhipment hubs in the region and deliver the best value and services to its customers and all stakeholders.

“Last year, PTP invested more than RM700 million in an effort to improve its container handling capacity, capability and reliability by procuring additional 8 Super Post Panamax Quay Cranes, 10 Electrified Rubber Tyred Gantries (ERTG) and the dredging of our navigation channel to ensure new generation of Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) ships can safely navigate to our port,” he said.

“By investing in our assets, we are further establishing our terminal as one of the best equipped and most technologically advanced terminals in the region and will ensure that PTP can keep up with the rapid changes in the port and shipping industry and subsequently meet the growing demand of our customers” he added.

PTP recorded a string of record-breaking terminal performance throughout 2020 including accomplishing the latest all–time highest record for TEUs handling in a month with 967,783 TEUs as well as the highest moves in a single shift with a total of 12,411 moves (19,984 TEUs) last December.

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