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China Shipping commits to Westports

China Shipping commits to Westports

Kuala Lumpur:  China Shipping Container Lines Co Ltd (CSCL) will continue to make Westports Malaysia in Port Klang its mega transhipment hub in South-East Asia.??This was following the signing of a long-term Terminal Service Agreement between Westports and CSCL in Shanghai on December 7.??"CSCL will be deploying 14,000 teu vessels from first-quarter next year as our 17-meter natural deep sea port is their preferred port of call.??"We have been constantly improving the productivity rate on their vessels. Our skilful workforce and state-of-the-art port facilities are ready to handle these growing sizes of container vessels," Westports' Chief Executive Officer Ruben Gnanalingam said in a statement on Sunday.??CSCL, a division of China Shipping Group, is currently the second largest customer at Westports, after French Liner, CMA CGM.??Westports is expected to handle some 600,000 TEUs for CSCL this year, including the group's Feeder Liner - Puhai Shipping, Westports said.??"Westports had given excellent service and we are confident of growing further in the next decade," Deputy Managing Director of CSCL Zhau Hongzhou said. [20/12/10]

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