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Malaysian ports expect 7% increase in cargo handling this year

Malaysian ports expect 7% increase in cargo handling this year

Kuala Lumpur: Competitive price, efficient services, and a speedy turnaround time is to drive Malaysian ports to achieve 7% growth in cargo handling this year, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, Minister of Transport said.
Malaysian ports handled 18.4m teus last year, increased 14.8%, compared to 16.04m teus in 2009. "We expect further growth for this year and ahead. We are projecting a 7% growth in terms of teus and it is a conservative figure." Kong told reporters in an industry conference on Tuesday.
Currently, Malaysia has the fleet of more than 4,700 merchant ships, 1,000 of them are servicing for international routes. Kong said. [12/01.11]

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