Harun Johari, CEO of PTP, attributed the growth experienced by the port in 2007 to the continued strong global container trade, particularly on Asia–Europe routes, together with a strong performance by existing customers and also the desire and commitment shown by PTP employees throughout the year.
“Global container trade is expected to grow at an average of 8–10 per cent annually for the next five years. The demand for port capacity to handle this growth will be significant. It is therefore important for ports to invest in capacity in a timely manner to ensure that they don’t become the bottleneck in the supply chain. With the availability of ample space for expansion, we at PTP are ready to meet the needs of our existing and new customers,” said Harun.
PTP took delivery of four new quay cranes and eight RTG cranes in 2007 and has placed orders for additional new equipment to beef up its existing fleet of quay cranes, RTGs, prime movers and reachstackers. This additional equipment will be delivered in stages throughout 2008.