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Port Klang Authority

Dry Bulk

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It is estimated that dry bulk cargo will increase from 5.3 million tonnes in 1995 to over 7.3 million tonnes by 2010. The major dry bulk imports that pass through Port Klang are fertiliser, wheat, sugar, maize, soya bean and feed meal, while the major export bulk cargo is palm kernel expeller.

North Port (Northport)
The import of bulk fertiliser is handled here at Berths No. 24 and No. 25, which are able to handred metres. The terminal sits on 13.2 hectares of land and is equipped with two bulk handling cranes and a conveyor system running the length of the berths to the bulk warehouses onshore.
The export of palm kernel expellers and import of sugar, maize, feed meal and cement are also handled here.

West Port (Westports)
There are 2 dry bulk terminals at Westports :-

DB1 Terminal is for handling of grains and sugar. There are 2 berths each measuring 200m in length and 15 in depth. It is equipped with a conveyor system and 2 gantry grab unloaders capable of discharging 2,000 tonnes/hour.

Westports Slag Terminal - With the berth measuring 250m in length and 13.5m in depth, it can accommodate ships of up to 78,000 tonnes displacement. This terminal is capable of handling fertilizer, silica sand and slag.

Westports Cement Terminal - Cement jetty is measuring 285m supported by 8 loading/discharging pipes between jetty and consignee's facilities. It is capable of accommodating vessels up to 35,000 tonnes displacement with max depth of 11m. Its pumping rate of 800 tonnes/hour is driven by the latest pneumatic technology available on board specialised cement carriers.

South Port (SouthPoint)
Dry bulk (wheat, maize, feed meal) is handled through Berth No. 3 & 4, which can receive ships of up to 23,000 and 20,000 tonnes displacement respectively.