WESTPORTS SETS NEW RECORD BY HANDLING 23,183 TEUS ON ONE VESSEL
Kuala Lumpur, 6th November 2020
Westports Holdings Berhad’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“Westports”), has achieved a new container volume record by handling 23,183 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (“TEUs”) in a single vessel.
The remarkable achievement was performed on the CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery when she called at Westports Malaysia between the 4th and 6th November 2020 during her regular eastbound FAL 1 service, which connects Asia to Northern Europe.
Westports deployed 9 Ship-To-Shore Cranes to perform the feat on the 400-meter long vessel. Westports’ team worked around the clock and achieved extremely high overall vessel productivity levels by attaining 286 Vessel Gross Moves Per Hour (VGMPH) in the 46 hours of operations. The staff’s high degree of professionalism and execution finesse facilitated the exceptional vessel productivity.
The achievement reflects the commitment and dedication of Westports’ staff in planning and carrying out the operations seamlessly for our clients. The terminal continues to play its role as the leading and pre-eminent port for the nation’s gateway trade and also as one of the main transhipment hubs in South East Asia for international container shipping alliances.