Updated: Jun 16, 2020
Malaysia's port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) handled a record 137,256 moves, for a total of 211,997 TEU, in the week ending March 29.
This beat the previous record of 132,506 moves, or 202,871 TEU, set in the second week of January 2020.
PTP put the success down to various operational improvement initiatives that have been put in place by the port and consistency in productivity, reported Port Technology International of London.
"This new achievement would not be possible without the cooperation and joint effort by all parties and is truly a statement of everyone's continuous effort, dedication and hard work as one unified team," a statement posted by port authorities said.
In October 2019 PTP announced plans to double its capacity in a move that will see it carry 30 million TEU by 2030.
Since it opened in 1999, PTP has increased its container traffic from one million TEU to 10 million TEU. Its current capacity is 12.4 million TEU and it is one of the few ports in the world that can accommodate the latest class of mega ships.
Source: Shipping Gazette