PTP expects to maintain last year’s performance of handling 11.2 mil TEUs



PASIR GUDANG (Aug 22): The Port of Tanjung Pelepas’ (PTP) container volume is expected to achieve the same level as last year of 11.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), despite the challenges impacting ports around the world due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the record performance boosted PTP to one of the top 15 global ports, compared to its 18th position in 2020.

“The Russian-Ukraine crisis has slightly affected ports activity, as some ports were unable to handle certain goods. However, the performance of the Johor Port Authority (JPA) has been impressive with a record level of container handling of 11.2 million TEUs in 2021.

This represented a relatively huge increase of 14% from the previous year’s container volume of 9.85 million TEUs, as port activities were still robust and not much impacted in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said to the media after the launch of the JPA CSR Cares Keluarga Malaysia Programme.

Wee said that from Jan 1 to date, PTP under JPA has handled a container volume of 6.89 million TEUs.

“We have four more months and based on the trend, for the last four months, there would be a lot of goods to be delivered due to the Christmas festive season and so on. I am confident that PTP can achieve the same level as last year’s container volume of 11.2 million TEUs,” the Ayer Hitam Member of Parliament said.

At the same time, he was impressed with the performance of Johor Port in Pasir Gudang, which has become a commodity hub, particularly as the world’s biggest palm oil storage facility.

JPA is the regulatory body of both Johor Port and PTP.

Johor Port is a multipurpose port that handles various types of cargo such as bulk cargo, as well as liquid and container, while PTP is a container port.

Source: Utusan Malaysia

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