Sign up | Log in



Home  >>  Daily News  >>  Malaysia News  >>  Companies  >>  Malaysian port sees 9% growth in TEUs

NEWS UPDATES 16 June 2009

Malaysian port sees 9% growth in TEUs

Related Stories

June 14, 2009
Italian oil firm urged to develop block in Indonesia-Malaysia border

Malaysian carrier posts $198m loss in Q1

June 12, 2009
Malaysia's Genting in tie-up talks with MGM Mirage

June 9, 2009
Ageing fields blamed for decline in Malaysia oil output

June 7, 2009
Malaysian, Chinese firms in joint venture to build $200m LNG tanker


The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Malaysia's leading container terminal, is expecting growth of 9 percent in its throughput this year, reported a shipping industry website.

Portworld quoted Malaysia’s state news agency Bernama as saying that PTP, which sealed an agreement recently with French liner CMA CGM, expects to handle 6.1 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) this year, up 9% from the 5.6 million TEUs last year.

The agreement will see PTP provide container terminal services to CMA CGM to handle some of its regional transshipment cargo.

Prior to the agreement, CMA CGM's vessels are already calling at PTP under a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) with Danish carrier Maersk Line.

The joint services under CMA CGM and Maersk's VSA would contribute about half a million TEUs to PTP total annual throughput, according to PTP Chairman Mohd Sidik Shaik Osman.

PTP has a current terminal handling capacity of 8 million TEUs, and it aims to increase this to 12 million TEUs within the next five years, Mohd Sidik was quoted saying.

The port would then be able to accommodate new volumes of CMA CGM and those of other shipping lines, he added.


Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below 





1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2017 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand