Welcome to Port Klang Authority’s Website and we wish you a very happy 2013!
We are delighted and honoured that you are keen to know more about our port. We hope that as you navigate through our website, you will be able to tap into our strengths and gather the opportunities that Port Klang, Malaysia’s Premiere Port, has to offer to the world.
2013 is indeed a memorable and significant year for Port Klang. This year, Port Klang Authority celebrates its 50th anniversary. Port Klang Authority (PKA) was established on 1st July 1963 as a statutory body taking over the administration and operation of the port from the Malayan Railways. The Port Authority was responsible for the development and operations of Port Klang uptill the advent of privatisation to Northport in the 80’s and Westports in the 90’s. PKA then moved away from being directly involved in port operations and remained as a regulator/landlord. Today, 50 years later, PKA has reshaped its role to 5 core functions, namely; Trade Facilitation, Port Planning and Development, Regulatory Oversight of Privatised Facilities and Services, Free Zone Authority and Assets Management. It is our vision to establish Port Klang as the National Load Centre while developing it as the preferred logistics hub for the Asian Region.
We have begun 2013 with a milestone achievement of surpassing the 10 Million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) mark in container handling in 2012. Port Klang registered a positive growth of 4.1% in the handling of containers as compared to 2011 with a total of 10.0 million TEUs with Northport handling 3.09 million TEUs and Westports handling 6.91 million TEUs. In line with this positive performance, Port Klang has now moved up in rank from the 13th spot in 2011 to the 12th in the World Container Port League for the year 2012.
We continue with our golden jubilee celebrations this year with Port Klang handling our 100 Millionth Container in February 2013 since we began container operations in 1972. Tokyo Bay was our first container vessel, a 3rd generation vessel of 2961 TEU capacity. Today, in 2013, Port Klang has handled the largest container vessel in the world, the CMA CGM Marco Polo with a capacity of 16,000 Teus.
The Maiden Call celebration of the CMA CGM Marco Polo in January 2013, was commemorated by one of Port Klang’s private terminal operators, Westports (M) Sdn Bhd which marked a milestone in handling its 50 Millionth TEUs since commencing container operations in 1996.
Port Klang’s success over the years and our positive growth is contributed by several factors mainly; her efficient and productive terminal operators, strong support of the Malaysian Government, particularly the Ministry of Transport, Port Klang’s shipping and logistics community and most importantly the support and commitment of major shipping lines that have made Port Klang as their hub. In addition to this, the strong cooperation and coordination between the Port Authority and private terminal operators, Northport and Westports have made Port Klang’s continuous marketing and promotion strategies a resounding success.
One of Port Klang’s key strength’s is our supply driven facilities with a container handling capacity of 14 million TEUs per annum and enhanced state of the art handling equipment. In 2012, Port Klang saw an increase in capacity of approximately 2 million TEUs and we also project a capacity increase for 2013 with the expansion plans of both our terminals.
Northport's new Container Terminal 4 (CT4) is progressing well on schedule, with Wharf 8A, which forms part of CT4 is expected to be fully operational in July this year. Northport is also investing in new equipment to support the efficiency of its operations. All the equipment marked for CT4 operations are being delivered as per schedule culminating in the arrival of the four super post-panamax quay cranes in the second quarter of 2013 to coincide with the completion of Wharf 8A. Northport is also acquiring 13 units of electric-RTGs for its container handling operations in line with the Port Authority’s vision of reducing the carbon footprint and moving towards a “greener” port.
Westports is continuing its expansion plans with the completion of the remaining 300 meter quay length of Container Terminal 6 and concurrently commencing its construction of Container Terminal 7 comprising of an additional 600 meters. The port has on order additional 4 Quay Cranes, 2 of which it were taken delivery in the first week of January 2013 and an additional 2 in February 2013. The completion of Container Terminal 7 is due by early 2014 with additional 7 Quay Cranes, E-RTGs, Trucks and consequent yard space to support the operations. Currently reclamation works are on-going at CT7.
In our league to remain competitive and to attract more shipping lines to our port, Port Klang Authority is now looking at deepening the entrance channel to our port and are in the process of increasing the current depth of the access channel from -16.5 metres to -18 metres to cater for the next generation of 18,000-TEU container vessels.
With all these efforts and initiatives taken, we are confident of surpassing our 2012 achievements and will continue to grow to become one of the largest transhipment hubs in the world.
Thank you for your kind support and interest in Port Klang and we look forward to working with you for a bigger and brighter future.
Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence