KUALA LUMPUR: Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP) has set a new world record to depart a vessel with a final load over 19,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).
The milestone was accomplished recently when Monaco Maersk left the port with the record load of 19,284 TEUs, surpassing record load of 19,190 TEUs achieved by MOL Tribune vessel in February this year.
PTP recorded a total throughput volume of 9 million TEUs in 2018 and was projected to handle a total throughput target of 9.5 Million TEUs this year.
PTP chairman and MMC group managing director Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh said the latest achievement was a testament to PTP’s commitment in providing best in class service for the customers.
“This year, we will further strengthen our foundation and continue to optimise our cost for greater operational efficiency,” he said in a statement.
PTP revealed that various continuous investment and improvement activities had been successfully executed and were currently taking place to ensure that the port operator was able to achieve their target set forth for this financial year.
“More importantly to safeguard PTP’s position amongst the top transhipment hubs in the world,” it said. - Bernama