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Port of Tanjung Pelepas smashes another move record

MALAYSIA's Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has established another operational milestone after it broke the productive moves per hour (PMPH) record for the South Africa bound service during the call of the 8,200 TEU Maersk Amazon, which is currently en route to Durban

02 August 2020 - 19:00

MALAYSIA's Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has established another operational milestone after it broke the productive moves per hour (PMPH) record for the South Africa bound service during the call of the 8,200 TEU Maersk Amazon, which is currently en route to Durban.

In a statement, PTP said it made 184.6 PMPH when the vessel called on July 19, 2020 and surpassed the previous record of 164.38 PMPH achieved on January 29, 2017.



The terminal hailed the achievement and said it 'would not be possible without the cooperation and joint effort' of all parties, and described it as a 'statement of everyone's continuous effort, dedication and hard work'.



It is the latest in a series of many achievements set by PTP, which include breaking the port optimisation record as it received many of the biggest vessels in the world, such as the MSC Gulsun and the HMM Algeciras, currently the largest in the world.



Additionally, in April 2020 it recorded an all-time container terminal move record as it saw a total of 137,256 moves in a week, equivalent of 211,997 TEU.



This beat the previous record of 132, 506 moves, or 202,871 TEU, set in the second week of January 2020.



PTP at that time put the success down to various operational improvement initiatives that have been put in place by the port and consistency in productivity. The increase in productivity and efficiency has made PTP one of the fastest growing ports in the world and a critical source of growth in Southeast Asia, reports London's Port Technology International.


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