Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a joint venture between MMC Group and APM Terminals, secured another milestone when the terminal successfully sets a new shift volume record with 13,700 quayside moves in a single 12 hours shift, breaking its own previous shift record of 12,557 moves set in 2020. This result also sets a new hourly movement record of 1,308 quayside moves in a single hour.
Commenting on this achievement, Marco Neelsen, PTP Chief Executive Officer, states this latest milestone further underscores PTP’s position as the busiest container terminal in Malaysia.
“PTP’s strategic approach to continuously enhance efficiency and optimize its footprint have served tremendously in keeping the terminal’s competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive global market.
“Our concerted efforts to grow is accompanied by significant emphasis on our port asset upgrades and infrastructure works aligned with our ESG agenda and digital strategy roadmap.
“This achievement is not possible without the outstanding dedication and commitment from everyone to set up the right and sustainable business conditions to our day-to-day operations and focus in delivering best customer services to all stakeholders.”
Over the years, PTP has implemented various sustainable solutions including efforts to reduce carbon footprint by electrifying its equipment, introducing various automation initiatives such as on the Asset Digitization Program, collaborating with local academia on studies of Prime Mover Automation project as well as introducing women empowerment agenda to attract more local female talents into its workforce especially as terminal equipment drivers.
PTP is Malaysia’s busiest transshipment hub with the capacity to handle 13 million TEU annually. The port delivers reliable, efficient and advanced services to major shipping lines and box operators, providing shippers in Malaysia and abroad extensive connectivity to the global market. PTP is currently ranked 15th among the world top container ports.
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