PTP maps out 30m teu plan

PTP maps out 30m teu plan

Malaysia’s Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), situated opposite the republic of Singapore, has outlined plans to nearly triple capacity to 30m teu by 2030 as Southeast Asian boxport building accelerates.

Last year, PTP handled 8.96m teu. The port has an annual capacity of 12.5m teu

“PTP has to grow for the country to maximise its profits and abilities. This is a strategic port for the country,” transport minister Anthony Like said at a conference in Johor today, adding: “Malaysia is a maritime country, so we need to utilise our strengths for economic development.”

The government will seek out the private sector to develop the transhipment hub in a phased development.

Across the causeway in Singapore a new megaport is being built in Tuas, while in neighbouring Indonesia a host of new terminals are also under construction.

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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