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26 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 21:59 GMT+1

October 14, 2019

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The ability to traffic of the container of the port of Tanjung Pelepas will be elevated to 30 million teu

The project of widening of the port of call malaysian will be supported by the government

Today, in the within of the inaugural day of the conference Johor Port Week 2019 that holds near the hotel DoubleTree by Hilton in the Capital of Malaysia, the minister malaysian of the Transports, Anthony Loke, have announced that the government will support the potenziamento of the port of Tanjung Pelepas increasing some the annual ability to containerized trade to 30 million teu.

The port of Tanjung Pelepas is managed by the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), society controlled from the group malaysian MMC Corporation that stops 70% of the share capital. Last year the harbour port of call has enlivened a traffic of the container pairs to about 9,0 million teu, with an increment of +7% on 2017.

The port per year has an ability to nominal traffic in the segment of the container pairs to 12,5 million teu. "PTP, having enlivened nine million teu in a year - minister Loke in its participation to the conference has asserted - is approximating to own operating level maximum and necessity of being widened for having greater ability. The widening of the harbour areas, and in particular of that of PTP - it has emphasized the minister - is important because Malaysia enjoys a strategic advantage being situated in the Straits of Malacca, that it is one of the marine routes more sold of the world, and is favorable for Malaysia to become a hub logistic primary in the Asian south-east. The government - Loke has confirmed - supports the PTP widening and soon I will meet the Prime Minister of the government of the Johor, Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal, in order to discuss about this project".

Minister Loke has specified that the project could be realized in phases over 5-10 years in order to reach its completion in 2030.

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