PORT KLANG: From its humble beginning of container operations since the early 1970s, Port Klang recently celebrated the handling of the 100 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) at Northport (M) Bhd.
“We also began this year with a milestone achievement of surpassing the 10 millionth TEU mark. Northport handled 1.74 million TEUs or 47% of Port Klang’s indigenous volume and 1.35 million or 21% of the transhipment volume,” Port Klang Authority said in a statement.
In terms of development, Northport’s new container terminal 4 (CT4) is progressing on schedule. Wharf 8A, which forms part of CT4 is expected to be fully operational by July this year.
Upon completion in mid-2013 Northport will be able to handle 5.6 million TEUs. Northport is also investing in new equipment to further enhance the efficiency of its operations. Four super post-panamax quay cranes will arrive in the second quarter of 2013 to coincide with the completion of Wharf 8A.
Northport is acquiring 13 units of electric rubber-tryed gantry for its container handling operations.