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Westports - The Pit Stop For Container Vessels

Westports - The Pit Stop For Container Vessels

Productivity and turnaround time are vital elements in the port industry and Westports Malaysia believes in spurring its workforce to deliver and to maintain standards that exceed the norm.

Hence with the drive to outdo the industrial performance of 25 standard container moves per hour (mph), Westports operations team continuously engages in a Formula 1 spirit to consistently move above 35 Gross mph.

Pursuing F1 Spirit

Pursuing F1 Spirit

Just as how a team of engineers turnaround a F1 racing car at the pit-stop in less than 8 seconds, Westports operations team have focused on reviving up 35 Gross mph. The spirit of Formula 1 Racing reminds each member of the operations staff to always keep in pursuit of pole position, which is to consistently achieve above 35 Gross mph.

Employing more than 4,000 staff, Westports delivers average crane productivity of 35 gross moves per hour and over the vessel productivity of above 100 gross moves per hour with minimum 3 cranes operation.

World's Best 5 - Productivity

World's Best 5 - Productivity

Strategically located along the Straits of Malacca, Westports today has positioned itself as the "pit stop" for Container vessels plying the world's busiest shipping lane. Westports is not only a leading port in South East Asia, but also one of the top ports in the world in terms of productivity. Consistently rated as one of the world's most productive ports, Westports surpasses its productivity records by raising its own performance bar year on year.

Two world records that Westports achieved have enabled the operations team to achieve Best Productivity, Best Customer Service and Best Employees - all at once at a time of economic difficulties. Westports has nurtured highly motivated employees who are always thriving to improve productivity and services rendered to customers.

22 years - 90 Million TEUs

15 years - 43 Million TEUs

Container throughput at Westports has increased from 2.6 million TEUs in 2004 to 9.02 million TEUs in 2017. Westports commands 75 per cent share of the container volume in Port Klang. Poised to become a preferred port for local boxes within the next 5 years, in addition to being a transshipment megahub, Westports container volume achieved a cumulative figure of over 90 million TEUs to date, since beginning operations in 1996.



Best-In-Class

Best-In-Class

Westports is now a megahub for both local and transshipment containers. With current total quay length measuring 5.8 kilometers, which includes container terminals 8 & 9, would give Westports a total capacity of 14 million TEUs. The port is well known for 6 best achievements to-date.

They are:

  • Best in Productivity
  • Best in Information Technology
  • Best in Customer Service
  • Best Employer
  • Best Terminal Practices
  • Best in Corporate Social Responsibility
Accolades

Accolades

During the last 24 years, the port has won more than 40 awards – some of the recent ones include, Best Employer Award 2016/2017, Port / Terminal of the Year Award - South East Asia 2017, Big Cap Companies Highest Return to Shareholders over three years (RM 10 billion to RM 40 billion market capitalisation) – Silver Award presented to Westports Holdings, Excellence in Logistics Award 2017, Malaysia Top Achiever Awards 2017, and The Best Tax Payer Award 2017. 

 


Moving Forward

Moving Forward

High Productivity, Fast Turnaround and berth on arrival are key attributes of Westports services that customers value the most. The port aspires to delight its customers with Just-In-Time practices to remove inefficiencies in the supply chain. With 76% container market share in Port Klang, Westports ranks number 11th in the 2016 world port traffic league.