15 Sept 1901
Port Swettenham officially opened to traffic.
Amalgamation of Perak and Selangor State Railways to form FMS Railways, ownermanager of Port Swettenham
April 1911 Formation of Port Swettenham Advisory Board.
Airport and seaplane facilities operational in Port Swettenham.
1 April 1946
Formation of Marine Department.
Port division created in KTM.
1 August 1953
Port Swettenham Board replaces Port Swettenham Advisory Board.
Port throughput hits 1 million tonnes.
31 August 1957
Independence of Malaya.
Contract for North Klang Straits (NKS) wharves signed.
NKS wharves opened.
1 July 1963
Port Swettenham Authority (PSA) formed, marking the port’s separation from Malayan Railways.
2 January 1964
PSA takes over NKS wharves.
PSA HQ building construction completed.
NKS wharves renamed North Port.
12 January 1972
Port Swettenham renamed Port Klang.
PSA renamed to Port Klang Authority (PKA), with subsequent adoption of new logo.
North Port Extension wharves completed.
5 August 1973
Tokyo Bay is the first full container ship to dock at Port Klang.
Liquid bulk terminal at North Port completed.
PKA took over administration of Port of Malacca.
1 July 1983
Port Klang made fourth Port of Registry in Malaysia.
9 July 1983
Port Klang handles its millionth container since inception.
Cement terminal completed.
On its 25th anniversary, Port Klang was declared the National Load Centre
PKA adopted its third logo.
8 August 1992
West Port project launched.
1 December 1992
Port Klang operations fully privatised.
Port Klang exceeds 1 million TEUs handled annually.
26 August 1993
Klang Port Container Terminal in KPM commences operation.
23 March 1996
Westports commences operation.
PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad officially opens Westports.
27 May 1997
Westports becomes the
first port in Malaysia to
offer bunkering services.
MV Naples and MV Villa from France’s No 1 shipping line CMA berths for first time at
Westports recognised amongst Top 10 container ports at the Asian Freight Industry Awards (AFIA)
24 August 1998
Regina Maersk becomes largest vessel of its kind to ever dock in Malaysia when it berthed at Westports.
PKA received IAPH International Technology Awards for IT applications at FCZ.
Westports recognised as Best Emerging Terminal by Lloyd’s List Maritime Asia.
PKA certified ISO 9000.
PKA received Excellent Service Award from the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Malaysia (NCCIM).
KCT and KPM merge to form Northport Malaysia.
28 July 2001
A record-setting 8.25 kilotonnes of crude palm oil loaded on MT Flores at Westports Liquid Bulk Terminal.
Northport certified MS ISO 9002.PKFZ commences operation. PKA GM assumes Presidency of ASEAN Ports Association (APA) for two years.
Southpoint handles its first ro-ro vessel, Setubal, on its maiden voyage.
9 September 2004
World’s largest loadage vessel, CSCL Europe, docks at Westports.
Northport becomes first port in Asia to receive the P&O Nedlloyd Mondriaan, the largest of the mega-sized container carriers belonging to the P&O Nedlloyd fleet.
5 March 2005
Westports Dry Bulk Team unloads recordsetting 9,540 MT maize in 8 hours from MV Enterprise.
PKA GM assumes position of 1st Vice President in the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) for two years.
Nedlloyd Manet, P&O Nedlloyd’s flagship,embarked on its maiden voyage to Northport.
Bunga Seroja Satu, the largest containership registered in Malaysia, made its maiden call at Northport.
9 July 2006
World’s largest container ship, Xin Los Angeles, makes maiden call at Westports.
PKA GM assumes Presidency of IAPH for 2 years.
Westports wins Technology Business Review ASEAN Award for Excellence in Logistics - IT Applications in Port Management.
PKA awarded 11th International Transport Award in recognition of trajectory and business excellence.
Westports Operations Team sets 2 world records for productivity;a speed of 665mph during 1st hour of operations and moving 4,427 TEUs within 10hours.
CMA CGM opens its first dedicated ODD facility at Westports.
23 July 2009
Northport receives Best Multi-Purpose Terminal Operator of the Year title at the Frost & Sullivan Awards.
Northport named Best Container Terminal at the Asian Freight and Supply Chains awards (AFSCA) 2009
Port Klang ranked top 13th container port in the world.
Northport named Best Container Terminal (handling under 4 million TEUS) at the Asian Freight and Supply Chains awards (AFSCA) 2010.