Westports, the main terminal operator of Port Klang, saw a significant rise in profits to US$72.7 million from US$62.3 million in the first half of 2014, reports Sea Trade Global.
Revenue rose slightly to US$243.1 million from US$236.2 million as container growth seeped into the end result.
However, Westports saw an almost flat second quarter net profit growth of US$38.7 million from US$37.7 million, when compared to the previous corresponding period.
Westports CEO Ruben Emir Gnanalingam said in a press release that in the first half total container throughput was exceptionally strong, rising to 4.02 million TEU, a 14% year-on-year increase.
During the first half Westports has managed two record-high monthly volumes. The first in March, and the second record-high in May, totalling 718,000 TEU.
Gateway business was also positive, rising by 10.5% year-on-year.