Port of Tanjung Pelepas breaks another move record

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The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has announced another operational milestone after it broke productive moves per hour (PMPH) record for the South Africa bound service during the call of the Maersk Amazon.

In a statement, PTP said it made 184.6 PMPH when the Maersk Amazon called on the 19 July 2020 and surpassed the previous record of 164.38 PMPH achieved on 29 January 2017.

The Maersk Amazon, which has a capacity of 8,200 TEU, is currently en route to Durban.

The terminal hailed the achievement and said it “would not be possible without the cooperation and joint effort” of all parties, and described it as a “statement of everyone’s continuous effort, dedication and hard work”.

It is the latest in series of many achievements set by PTP, which include breaking the port optimisation record as it received many of the biggest vessels in the world, such as the MSC Gulsun and the HMM Algeciras, currently the largest in the world.

Additionally, in April 2020 it recorded an all-time container terminal move record as it saw a total of 137,256 moves in a week, equivalent of 211,997 TEUs.

This beat the previous record of 132, 506 moves, or 202,871 TEUs, set in the second week of January 2020.

PTP at that time put the success down to various operational improvement initiatives that have been put in place by the Port and consistency in productivity.

The increase in productivity and efficiency has made PTP one of the fastest growing ports in the world and a critical source of growth in Southeast Asia.

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