Massive Container Terminal Considered for Malaysia’s Port Klang

Massive Container Terminal Considered for Malaysia’s Port Klang

A planned new container facility at Port Klang will offer 30 million TEUs of extra capacity, according to government ministers.

A new port of such size would significantly up the competitive ante against rival operators at Tanjung Pelepas, Maersk’s South East Asia hub, and PSA’s vast terminal complex at Singapore, as well as against the Malaysian hub’s existing box operators — Northport and Westport.

A feasibility study into the construction of the massive new third terminal at Port Klang is underway now and due to be completed next year. Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi confirmed two sites were under consideration but did not comment on who would operate the facility.

In a separate development, Northport said it has now completed the expansion of one of its wharfs to enable it to handle the world’s largest container ships, adding some 600,000 TEUs of annual capacity in the process.

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