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Westports' box growth continues

Kuala Lumpur: Westports' container volume, which grew from 1.2m teu in the first quarter to 1.4m teu in second quarter, has achieved a further four per cent growth in the third quarter to 1.5m teu.?
"From January to September, we have done 4.1m teu and therefore we are on track to achieve 5.5m teu for the full year," its ceo, Ruben Emir Gnanalingam said.??
In July, the port also saw a record monthly volume of 518,355teu, marking the first time the port has exceeded the 500,000th monthly teu mark, Ruben said in a statement issued by Westports.??
He said Westports has also committed RM300m for expansion works as part of its future development.
??"We have commenced work on Container Terminal 6 that comprises an additional 300 m berth, an additional 1,500 ground slots of yard space and four new quay cranes.
"??The new terminal is expected to be ready by the second quarter of 2011 and will add to the current capacity of the port to 7.5m teu. [18/10/10]


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