Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a joint venture between Malaysian based MMC Group and Netherlands based APM Terminals hits a historic milestone by becoming the first container terminal in Malaysia to surpass 1 million TEUs a month.
The milestone was recorded on 31st July 2022 at approximately 11.45 pm during the loading process at MTT CEBU vessel, with final monthly throughput volume registered at 1,001,819 TEU million TEUs.
Commenting on this achievement, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong lauded PTP for its sterling performance in achieving the latest record despite current challenging business environment, especially due to rising freight costs, port congestions, Shanghai lockdown due to rise in Covid 19 cases in Q2 2022, impact of Ukraine war on global shipping, manpower shortages and many more.
“This latest record-breaking milestone and various other accomplishments set by PTP over the years underlined the value of the maritime sector to Malaysia’s economic well-being and the importance of trade to the nation.”
“PTP’s strategic approach to continuously enhancing efficiency and optimizing its footprint have served tremendously in keeping the nation’s competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive global market.”
Tan Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, PTP Chairman states that this latest milestone has further underscores PTP’s position as the busiest container terminal in Malaysia.
“This achievement is the result of outstanding dedication and commitment from everyone to set up the right and sustainable business conditions especially in applying advanced technological strategy in our day-to-day operation and focus on delivering integrated customer services to our stakeholders.”
Marco Neelsen, PTP Chief Executive Officer explains that PTP continuously reviews and refines its strategic direction and initiatives to ensure sustainable growth.
“Our concerted efforts to grow are accompanied by significant emphasis on our port asset upgrades and infrastructure works aligned with our ESG agenda and digital strategy roadmap,” said Neelsen.
Over the years, PTP has implemented various sustainable solutions including efforts to reduce carbon footprint by electrifying its equipment, introducing various automation initiatives such as on the Asset Digitization Program, collaborating with local academia on studies of Prime Mover Automation project as well as introducing women empowerment agenda to attract more local female talents into its workforce especially as terminal equipment drivers.
PTP has also recently partnered with United Nations Global Compact Network (UNGC) to further embed sustainability practices in all areas of PTP’s business and operation.
Earlier this year, PTP also became the first container terminal in Malaysia to surpass 11 million TEUs throughput volume in a year, further strengthening PTP’s position as one of the top 15 global ports.