The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a joint venture between MMC Group and APM Terminals, has secured a new shift volume record with 13,700 quayside moves in a single 12 hours shift.
This broke its own previous shift record of 12,557 moves set in 2020, while also setting a new hourly movement record of 1,308 quayside moves.
Commenting on this achievement, Marco Neelsen, PTP Chief Executive Officer stated this latest milestone underscored PTP’s position as the busiest container terminal in Malaysia.
“PTP’s strategic approach to continuously enhance efficiency and optimise its footprint have served tremendously in keeping the terminal’s competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive global market,” said Neelsen.
“Our concerted efforts to grow is accompanied by significant emphasis on our port asset upgrades and infrastructure works aligned with our ESG agenda and digital strategy roadmap.
“This achievement is not possible without the outstanding dedication and commitment from everyone to set up the right and sustainable business conditions to our day-to-day operations and focus in delivering best customer services to all stakeholders,” Neelsen continued.
PTP has implemented various sustainable solutions including efforts to reduce carbon footprint.
Over the years, PTP has electrified its equipment, introducing various automation initiatives such as on the Asset Digitization Program, collaborated with local academia on studies of Prime Mover Automation project, as well as introducing women empowerment agenda to attract more local female talents as terminal equipment drivers.
PTP is Malaysia’s busiest transshipment hub with the capacity to handle 13 million TEU annually, and it is also currently ranked 15th among the world top container ports