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PTP expansion will see capacity grow by nearly 50%

Malaysia’s Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), just opposite Singapore, will kick off expansion plans next year that will see its box capacity grow by close to 50%. The port’s Phase 3A development will cost RM5bn ($1.176bn) and will see capacity climb from the current 10.5m teu to 15m teu, authorities have outlined. The expansion project should be complete by 2019.

Currently PTP’s 14 berths give it 5 km of quayside. Phase 3A will give it three more berths and an extra 1.5 km of quayside.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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