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Port of Tanjung Pelepas breaks its record for container vessel utilisation

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has broken its record for container vessel utilisation following the implementation of the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS).

PTP handled the MSC Gulsun, the largest container ship in the world, last month, departing with 19,574 teu.

The terminal, which is a joint venture between MMC Group and APM Terminals (APMT), has an annual capacity of 12.5m teu.

Its operators expect future volume growth and therefore opted to upgrade the TOS to provide improved performance and scalability.

The port is situated on the eastern side of the mouth of the Pulai River in South-West Johor, 45 minutes from the confluence of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

PTP has 14 linear berths totaling 5.04 km and is equipped with 58 super post-Panamax cranes, 16 of which have a 24-box outreach catering for the next generation of Triple E size vessels.

These cranes also have twin-lift capability to further enhance productivity. PTP’s current average berth productivity for mainliner vessels stands at 100 moves per hour minimum.

Joe Schofield, chief operating officer at PTP, said: “I have personally been involved in many ‘go lives’, but never one of this size and scale and also never one that has gone so well in so many areas, including change management, adoption of new processes and frontline technology.

“Without a doubt, the ownership of this project – from the shareholder level to the hatch clerk front line and everybody in between – has been second to none.”