West Port, Malaysia

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Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Kelang Multi Terminal Sdn Bhd) is located on Pulau Indah, Port Klang, Malaysia which is accessible by road via Pulau Indah Expressway, connecting to the KESAS Highway. On 1 October 2013, Pulau Indah was directly connected to the Malaysian Administrative Capital, Putrajaya via the South Klang Valley Expressway.[1]

Westports is a multi-cargo port which handles all types of cargoes in containers, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, vehicles (roll-on roll-off) and other conventional cargoes. Located along the straits of Malacca, Westports (collectively with Northport as Port Klang) has became the 18th busiest seaport in the world.

View of West Port port area from a ship alongside

Westports Malaysia History[edit]

As part of the privatisation exercise by the government of Malaysia in the early 90s, Port Klang was subdivided into 3 terminals which are now known as Northport, Southpoint and Westports.

Starting out as Kelang Multi Terminal Sdn Bhd in 1994, renamed as Westport Sdn Bhd since 1997 and now known as Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the seaport terminal have played a leading role in Malaysia's efforts to provide storage, bunkering, cargo/freight handling and other port related facilities which add to Malaysia's importance as a link in the global maritime trade.

Located on the island of Pulau Indah (formerly Pulau Lumut), Westports have transformed the island's natural swamplands and sands into a multi-cargo seaport terminal. With the current quay length of 3.2 kilometers, which includes 5 container terminals, Westports are able to handle up to 7.5 million TEUs yearly, with the potential to expand to a further 4 container terminals which would give a total capacity of 15 million TEUs.

Headed by what many in the industry call a marketing expert, Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam, Westports have grown into a seaport terminal and helped Port Klang to be among the ports in the world.[2]

Port Services[edit]

Overview[edit]

Container
Container operations is the core business of Westports.

Facilities[edit]

Container Terminal

  • Berth length 11 berths (16 meter depth)| 3200 meters
  • Terminal capacity 280 acres out of total built up area of 1350 acres | 7.2 million TEU capacity per year
  • CT 1 - 40 acres
  • CT 2 - 60 acres
  • CT 3 - 60 acres
  • CT 4 - 60 acres
  • CT 5 - 60 acres
  • Equipments
  • 45 Quay Cranes (QC)
  • 115 Rubber Tyred Gantrys (RTG)
  • 273 Prime Movers (PM)
  • 25 Reach Stackers
  • 1,236 Refrigerated Points (Reefers)
  • 25,036 Total Ground Slots

Accolades / Recognition[edit]

2010

July Asia HRD Congress Award [3]

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