Port of Tanjung Pelepas celebrates major container milestone

Port of Tanjung Pelepas

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has become the first container terminal in Malaysia to surpass 11 million TEU in a year.

At the end of 2021, the port registered a total volume of 11.2 million TEU, demonstrating an increase of 14% growth in its yearly volume.

This accomplishment has further strengthened PTP’s position as one of the top ports across the globe.

“This success would not have been possible without the cooperation and joint effort by all parties and is truly a statement of everyone’s continuous effort, dedication and hard work as one unified team,” said the port in a social media post.

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Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Tanjung Pelepas previously told PTI that the port will continue to be agile, adaptive, and resilient against the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic instability as it continues to grow.

Part of this growth is to double the TEU throughput of the port.

“With the increased demand from our customers and our growth prospect, our primary focus moving forward is to optimise the current terminal footprint up to 15 mil TEU in the coming years,” said Neelsen.

“This programme covers the upgrading of our equipment fleets such as procuring more STS Quay Cranes and subsequently adding landside equipment like Electrified Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes & Prime Movers. Apart from that, the initiative also covers improving existing infrastructure and further enhancing our terminal efficiency and processes via the digitisation & automation effort.”

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