PTP beats container handling target ahead of schedule

JOHOR BARU: Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) successfully handled 10 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), the highest ever in its history.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said PTP achieved the record as of 7am on Nov 23, exceeding the nine million TEUs targeted in Aspiration Two under the ministry’s 100-day Malaysian Family Aspiration.

He congratulated the port, located in Gelang Patah here for its sterling performance, where compared to last year’s record of 9.85 million TEUs, PTP had exceeded 10 million TEUs even before the end of the year.

“This is PTP’s best achievement so far since its establishment.

“This (Keluarga Malaysia Aspiration) initiative was implemented to ensure that the container handling performance at the country’s main ports is at their optimum level.

“This is in order to increase the country’s gross domestic product through the marine transportation sector,” Dr Wee, who is also MCA president, said in a statement on his Facebook page.

PTP had recorded growth in its business and shown good performance in its management through its strategic planning when facing the challenges and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, he added.

“This determination and teamwork of all parties involved, including the Johor Port Authority and Transport Ministry’s maritime division, is now bearing fruit,” he said, urging them to keep up the good work.

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