Kuala Lumpur: Port Klang, Malaysia’s largest port, will complete its feasibility study for a third terminal by next year, according to Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Transport, Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi. Currently the port is operating two terminals, Northport and Westport.
Kaprawi said the government was currently studying two locations within Port Klang to build the terminal to meet the demand and cater to the needs of shipping lines. The proposed third terminal will have a container throughput capacity of 30m teu a year, which will double the port's current capacity.
Abdul Aziz said local port operators must upgrade their facilities in view of Malaysia's position as a major sea route linking Far East to Asia, Europe and West Asia. [25/02/14]