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1900
15 Sept 1901
Port Swettenham officially opened to traffic.

1903
Amalgamation of Perak and Selangor State Railways to form FMS Railways, ownermanager of Port Swettenham

1910
April 1911 Formation of Port Swettenham Advisory Board.

1930
1937
Airport and seaplane facilities operational in Port Swettenham.

1940
1 April 1946
Formation of Marine Department.

1950
1952
Port division created in KTM.

1 August 1953
Port Swettenham Board replaces Port Swettenham Advisory Board.

1955
Port throughput hits 1 million tonnes.

31 August 1957
Independence of Malaya.

1960
January 1960
Contract for North Klang Straits (NKS) wharves signed.

May 1963
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.

May 1964
PSA HQ building construction completed.

1967
NKS wharves renamed North Port.

1970
12 January 1972
Port Swettenham renamed Port Klang.

July 1972
PSA renamed to Port Klang Authority (PKA), with subsequent adoption of new logo.

July 1973
North Port Extension wharves completed.

5 August 1973
Tokyo Bay is the first full container ship to dock at Port Klang.

1980
October 1982
Liquid bulk terminal at North Port completed.

1983
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.

1985
Cement terminal completed.

June 1988
On its 25th anniversary, Port Klang was declared the National Load Centre

1990
July 1991
PKA adopted its third logo.

8 August 1992
West Port project launched.

1 December 1992
Port Klang operations fully privatised.

1992
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.

September 1996
PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad officially opens Westports.

27 May 1997
Westports becomes the
first port in Malaysia to
offer bunkering services.

October 1997
MV Naples and MV Villa from France’s No 1 shipping line CMA berths for first time at
Westports.

1998
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.

1999
PKA received IAPH International Technology Awards for IT applications at FCZ.

Westports recognised as Best Emerging Terminal by Lloyd’s List Maritime Asia.

2000
2000
PKA certified ISO 9000.

PKA received Excellent Service Award from the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Malaysia (NCCIM).

July 2000
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.

2004
Northport certified MS ISO 9002.PKFZ commences operation. PKA GM assumes Presidency of ASEAN Ports Association (APA) for two years.

March 2004
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.

February 2005
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.

May 2005
PKA GM assumes position of 1st Vice President in the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) for two years.

June 2005
Nedlloyd Manet, P&O Nedlloyd’s flagship,embarked on its maiden voyage to Northport.

May 2006
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.

May 2007
PKA GM assumes Presidency of IAPH for 2 years.

October 2007
Westports wins Technology Business Review ASEAN Award for Excellence in Logistics - IT Applications in Port Management.

2008
PKA awarded 11th International Transport Award in recognition of trajectory and business excellence.

17 November
2008
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.

July 2009
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.

2009
Northport named Best Container Terminal at the Asian Freight and Supply Chains awards (AFSCA) 2009

2010
Port Klang ranked top 13th container port in the world.

June 2010
Northport named Best Container Terminal (handling under 4 million TEUS) at the Asian Freight and Supply Chains awards (AFSCA) 2010.

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