Westports on track to hit target

Westports on track to hit target

The highlight of its Q3 figures was hitting a record month volume of 518,355 teu in July, the first time the port has exceeded the 500,000th monthly mark.

Having allocated RM300m (US$96.5m) as capital expenditure for expansion work,

Westports has started work on Container Terminal 6 that will comprise an additional 300 metre berth, with an additional 1,500 ground slots of yard space and four new quay cranes.

The new terminal is expected to be ready by the second quarter of 2011 and will increase the port’s capacity to 7.5m teu.

“More mega-sized vessels have started calling at our facility. These developments mark a defining moment in our history and a significant leap forward as we forge ahead into our next phase of growth,” said, chief executive officer, Ruben Emir Gnanalingam.

Westports handles 64% of overall container volume at Port Klang, of which 43% local volume.