Due to the expansion of its terminal operators and the support of the controversial Port Klang Free Zone in Malaysia, the Port Klang Authority (PKA) said it was confident of breaking into the Top 10 list of the world’s busiest ports in two years’ time, reported Hellenic Shipping News.
Port Klang is currently ranked 12th on the world’s busiest ports list based on last year’s volume of 10.3 million TEUs (a 3.5% increase over 2012).
“We project Port Klang’s volume to increase to 10.8 million TEUs this year and 11.7 million TEUs in 2015,” Said PKA general manager Datuk David Padman.” I believe Port Klang will manage to break into the Top 10 list of the world’s busiest ports in 2016.”
Padman concluded: “Now that the uncertainty over the P3 alliance has fizzled out, Port Klang is poised for growth. The chart to grow is also clearer now after we lost some volume over the crumbling of STX Pan Ocean and MISC’s container business.”