Kuala Lumpur: Westports Holdings plans to expand Container Terminal 8 (CT8), Port Klang, from its current capacity of 11m TEU to 13.8m TEU, in what will be a RM 1bn ($300m) investment.
The Malaysia-listed container terminal operator said the plans come in response to increasing container volumes and a high terminal utilisation rate at Port Klang.
Expansion work will commence in early 2015 until mid-2017. Capital expenditure in the first year will be RM 400m ($120m), Westports says.
The project will add a 600-metre-long wharf and supporting container yard to the existing CT8 terminal, plus 14 ship-to-shore cranes; rubber-tyred gantry cranes, terminal tractors and trailers.
Back-of-terminal facilities will also be added, comprising a second container terminal gate, marshalling centre and container freight station facilities.
Westports recorded a 12% surge in its container volume throughput to 6.18m TEU during the first nine months of 2014. [6/11/14]