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Nexus Mega expands fleet of car carriers

5 APRIL 2010 - Nexus Mega Carriers Sdn Bhd will add five car carriers this month to bring its fleet of car carriers to 93, making it the largest car-carrier provider in Malaysia.

A subsidiary of Giga Maritime Group, Nexus also manages 30 motorcycle carriers as well as other services like forwarding and Custom agents for the automotive importers and exporters.

In a statement, its chief operating officer Shahriman Hasan said Nexus' expansion was vital, following an anticipated 3 per cent to 5 per cent industrial growth forecast.

Last year, Nexus lifted a total of 28,603 loads nationwide, compared with 28,991 in 2008 and 24,000 in 2007.

Speaking at the Giga Logistics Conference held at Westports, Port Klang, last week, Shahriman said Nexus had many initiatives to implement this year, to ensure its land transport operation meets the desired standard and quality.

"Our business is transporting cars and we want to ensure that we deliver quality, with zero defect. With the anticipated increase in loads this year, we want to educate and work with the logistics chain on the targets we have set," he added.

Meanwhile, Giga Car Terminal (GCT) chief operating officer Captain Hairi Ho said the terminal currently operates two yards within Westports, totalling 23 acres (9.31ha), with a combined capacity for 4,725 cars.

Besides the storage of vehicles for export, import and transshipment, GCT also offers stevedoring services for RORO (roll on/roll off) vessels, as well as PDI/QC (Personal Data Interchange/quality control) services and facilities.

"GCT is the only car terminal in the region which uses a highly sophisticated IT system for barcode tagging, scanning and tracking of every car received - from entry into GCT until its loading into the vessel.

"Incorporated with our own WiFi network within Westports, GCT is able to scan and track all vehicle movements in real-time for the most updated information at any given time," said Captain Hairi.

Giga Maritime Group (GMG) comprises Giga Shipping Sdn Bhd, Straits Auto Logistics Sdn Bhd, Nexus Mega Carriers Sdn Bhd and Giga Car Terminal Sdn Bhd.

As a group, GMG offers complete automotive logistic solutions for all customers, which include domestic car and motorcycle manufacturers and assemblers, and their dealers.

Source: New Straits Times