PTP Celebrates 11 Million TEUs Arrival in 2021, Showing Resilience Despite the Pandemic

A remarkable increase from its previous record of 9.8 million TEUs in 2020

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Minister of Transport, Datuk Seri Dr Ir. Wee Ka Siong together with Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Ir. Hasni Mohammad unveiled the final number of TEUs arriving in PTP as of 2021

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a joint venture between Malaysia’s MMC Group and the Hague’s APM Terminals, has set a new record by being Malaysia’s first container terminal to break 11 million TEUs throughput volume in a single year.

PTP’s place as one of the top 15 worldwide ports was further cemented by this performance.

The achievement was made on the 25th of December, 2021, at about 10 am, during the loading procedure at Maersk Amazon.

PTP Celebrates 11 Million TEUs Arrival in 2021, Showing Resilience Despite the Pandemic
Celebrating the female workers in PTP as a part of PTP’s gender equality and providing jobs to diverse backgrounds effort

PTP also reported a total volume of 11.2 million TEUs by the end of 2021, up from 9.8 million TEUs in 2020.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong and Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Ir. Hasni Mohammad unveiled the final volume amount.

Wee expressed the ministry’s delight in PTP’s most recent and historic success and commended PTP on such a remarkable feat.

“At the time when other ports around the world are still reeling from the impact caused by various business and operational issues due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, rising freight costs, port congestions, vessel blockages, equipment and manpower shortages and many more, PTP has shown great resilience in navigating through these challenges,” he said.

PTP Celebrates 11 Million TEUs Arrival in 2021, Showing Resilience Despite the Pandemic
Hasni and Wee Ka Siong greeting reporters before unveiling the final number of TEUs

PTP chairman Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh emphasised that the mutual understanding and smart business collaboration that PTP has fostered with its customers and stakeholders, particularly in ensuring transparency in operations and business, has cushioned both sides from the adverse repercussions of such challenges.

“By being agile and adaptive to changes in the industry and global market, PTP continuously implemented various strategic improvement initiatives and asset empowerment programmes. In 2021 for example, we continued our effort to optimise our current terminal footprint via the upgrading of our equipment fleet and utilising yard capacity, optimisation of the system, as well as empowering digitisation and automation efforts,” he said.