NEXUS OF CONTAINER VESSELS
Connectivity, consistent productivity, and fast turnaround time make Westports a hub that attracts all container vessels. Being the Top 10 most connected port in the world, Westports is able cater for cargo to be transported to any part of the world. This connectivity, coupled with a consistent productivity of 35 container moves per hour (mph) allows Westports to operate at speeds above the standards sets by other ports in the world. Fast turnaround time allow vessels to use Westports as a catch up towards the next destination, making Westports reliable in delivery.
PURSUING F1 SPIRIT
The first idea or thought when it comes to fast turnaround time and fast operations is the crew team for the Formula 1 vehicle. These specialized sets of skills that the engineers have ensure that the machine stays the shortest amount of time in the pit while gaining the most amount of maintenance. Westports operations embodies that spirit. Westports operations strives to produce a consistent 35mph (container moves per hour), one of the fastest productivity in the world. Westports is able to achieve such a feat due to its staff’s focus and determination if producing the best results. With more than 5,000 staff performing their own roles, this makes Westports the ideal port for vessels looking for quick turnaround on their cargo.
WORLD’S BEST 5 – PRODUCTIVITY
Strategically located along the Straits of Malacca, Westports today has positioned itself as the “pit stop” for Container vessels plying the world’s busiest shipping lane. Westports is not only a leading port in South East Asia, but also one of the top ports in the world in terms of productivity. Consistently rated as one of the world’s most productive ports, Westports surpasses its productivity records by raising its own performance bar year on year.
Two world records that Westports achieved have enabled the operations team to achieve Best Productivity, Best Customer Service and Best Employees – all at once at a time of economic difficulties. Westports has nurtured highly motivated employees who are always thriving to improve productivity and services rendered to customers.
27 YEARS AND COUNTING
Westports has come a long way since its creation in 1994. The visionary idea of Tan Sri Gnanalingam, this port seeks to connect Malaysia to the rest of the world. Fast forward 27 years later, and this idea has bloomed into one of the most productive, innovative, and competitive ports in the world. This company has reached a milestone worthy of celebration. Westports continues to grow even during times of economic crisis due to its overarching guidance from Tan Sri Gnanalingam. Westports has contributed immensely towards Malaysia’s economy, and will continue to devote itself for that cause.
Westports is now a megahub for both local and transshipment containers. With the current total quay length measuring 5.8 kilometers and the expansion plan which is in the pipeline to build another 10 container terminals, would give Westports a total handling capacity of 30 million TEUs once expansion is completed. The port is well known for 6 best achievements to-date.
- Best in Productivity
- Best in Information Technology
- Best in Customer Service
- Best Employer
- Best Terminal Practices
- Best in Corporate Social Responsibility
During the last 27 years, the port has won more than 40 awards – some of the recent ones include, ASPN (APEC Port Services Network) Green Port 2020 Award, ACES Award 2020 – Entrepreneur of the Year (Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam), 2019 Asean Corporate Governance Scorecard Award – Asean Asset Class PLCs (Malaysia), Top 100 Best Employer Brand Award 2019, Masterclass in International Logistics Hub awarded by Malaysia Excellence Business Award 2018, SME Platinum Award 2018 for Outstanding Achievers Category, Best Employer Award 2016/2017, Port / Terminal of the Year Award – South East Asia 2017, Big Cap Companies Highest Return to Shareholders over three years (RM 10 billion to RM 40 billion market capitalisation) – Silver Award presented to Westports Holdings, Excellence in Logistics Award 2017, Malaysia Top Achiever Awards 2017, and The Best Tax Payer Award 2017.
Westports prides itself as being a port that is supply driven. As customers’ needs and desires change according to the time and need of the industry, as it is the nature of the economy, the port itself has to evolve. The port currently has 80% market share in Port Klang. Therefore, Westports has a massive responsibility to provide the best service it can in order to increase the efficiency of the supply chain. Westports will continue to progress to greater heights to fulfill customer satisfaction.