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Westports’ Phase 2 expansion to commence in Q3 2024, says exco

Westports’ Phase 2 expansion to commence in Q3 2024, says exco

06 Mar 2024

Development works for phase two of the expansion project at Westports Holdings Bhd’s container terminals will kick off in the third quarter of 2024, the Selangor State Legislative Assembly was told today. 

State executive councillor for trade and investment Ng Sze Han said the expansion is expected to be completed within a 15-year period and will significantly increase the port’s capacity. 

“It involves the construction of an additional wharf spanning 4.8km, which will contribute an additional capacity of 13 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a year,” he said today.

Ng was responding to a question by Taman Medan assemblyman Dr Afif Bahardin regarding the movement of containers through Port Klang and the commencement date of the expansion works at Westports.

In his reply, Ng also highlighted that cumulatively, Port Klang handled 13.72 million TEUs in 2021, 13.22 million TEUs in 2022, and 14.06 million TEUs in 2023.

Westports wholly owned Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd (WMSB) recently obtained approval for the expansion of its container terminals, through an extension of its concession agreement with the government, which now stretches until 2082.

Last December, WMSB inked a third supplemental privatisation agreement with the government and Port Klang Authority to extend its concession period.

The expansion of Westports aims to nearly double the port’s capacity to close to 28 million TEUs from the current 14 million. 

This will involve the construction of eight additional container terminals, designated CT10 to CT17.

The expansion project will be executed in two phases, with the initial phase focusing on the construction of terminals CT10-CT13.

Source: Selangor Journal