Warm Greetings for the New Year and Welcome to Port Klang Authourity (PKA)’s home page in this virtual world of ours.
We are delighted and honoured that you are keen to know more about Port Klang. We hope that as you navigate and sail through our website, you will be able to appreciate our strengths core values and gather the opportunities that Port Klang, Malaysia’s Premier Port, has to offer to the rest of the world.
2015 was a challenging year for most of the countries around the globe with the collapse of the world oil prices which are now hovering at levels around 30 dollars ($30) per barrel, Malaysia has to also deal with the depreciation of the Ringgit, which is effecting our trade balance, and also slowing down our economic growth. Being a semi-government agency, we continue to be optimistic, confident and resilient as the Malaysian Government’s Economic Transformation policies and implementation programmes have shown positive progress and the country is on course to achieve many of its 2020 goals.
Against this global and domestic scenario, Port Klang has once again performed well. Our container throughput reached 11.89 million TEUs in 2015, an increase of 8.6% compared with 10.95 million TEUs in 2014. Northport and Westports have respectively continued to progress in terms of productivity, efficiency and port expansion plans.
Northport has completed its Container Terminal 4 (CT4) which consists of Wharf 8A (launched in 2014) and Wharf 16. To ensure the terminal provides the world standard facilities to the users, the quay length of CT 4 has been increased to 513 m with a 17 m water depth. This ugrade will further increase Northport’s capacity from 5.6 million TEUs to 6.2 million TEUs by end of 2016. In moving towards becoming a green port, Northport has also invested in Electric-Rubber-Tyred Gantry (E-RTGs), they have introduced fuel saving initiatives for tugboats and prime movers as well as energy savings through the usage of LED lights.
Westports, on the other hand, has invested RM 1 billion on the expansion of their Container Terminal 8 (CT8), which started last year and will continue throughout this year. This expansion will eventually increase Westports capacity from 11 million TEUs to 13.5 million TEUs. The first phase will be operational by the end of this quarter or early next quarter and will be fully ready by the middle of 2017.
In line with these efforts and improvements, Port Klang is expected to be ranked 12th in the World Container League (tentatively) maintaining its position as in 2014. As for 2016, Port Klang is projected to handle 12.8 million TEUs.
Port Klang Authority has always taken the lead in its interactions and deliberations with terminal operators, shipping lines, shipping agents, logistics services providers, government agencies and other stakeholders without whom Port Klang’s success would not have been possible. We would like to thank everyone involved in this supply chain especially the Ministry of Transport Malaysia for their support in building Port Klang’s success and we look forward to your continued support.
Thank you once again for your kind support and interest in Port Klang and we hope you will have a productive time whilst browsing through our website.