Malaysia Bunkering Breakthrough
For the first time, ships calling at Northport, Westport and Port Klang can now secure bunker supplies directly from onshore facility. Operated by Westport Bunkering Services, the dedicated bunkering facility is committed to supplying high quality bunker fuel to ships calling at Westport.
Our bunker fuel meets the international standard of ISO 8217 which is being followed by the rest of the developed markets. Although new in the bunker business, nothing will be compromised in terms of quality and safety standards.
We operate two barges with a capacity of 3,000 and 1,000 tonnes each. The barges supply three types of bunker products namely 380cst fuel oil, 180cst fuel oil and marine gas oil to customers around the region and we hope to sell 500,000 tonnes by the third year of operations.
What is M & R of the ports
In the new millennium, Westport to date acquired and strengthen its fleet of equipment availability to terminal Operations of 20 Quay Cranes, 61 RTGs, 168 PMs, 185 Trailers, 17 Stackers, 11 Forklifts, 2 Grab Un loaders with 1300 m conveyer system,1 Continuous Ship Un loader crane with 800m conveyor system and 2 Mobile Harbour Cranes in order to achieve world class productivity on all main line as well as feeder vessels calling at West Port.
Recently, with the implementation of Three tier total quality maintenance management system which consists of 1. Computerized Preventive Maintenance schedule for all Container and Cargo Handling equipment, 2.Integrated Breakdown Team and Shift Engineer’s System for speedy recovery break downs equipment and 3.Efficient Stores & inventory management system which enable online WO, PR, PO, DO and e-Payment to upkeep the equipment maintenance.
Our maintenance team is achieving 100 % total Planned Preventive Maintenance on all equipment and thus minimizes Breakdowns rates on our equipments. All the equipments have been kept under tip-top condition to enable the operations department to render its efficient services to all Shipping Lines and other port users.
Our equipments can caters to the handling capacity of containers of 3.5 millions Tues and General cargo of 10 million Tons per annum in the upcoming years. We maintain internationally acceptable equipment performance’s indicators of MTTR 20 minutes and MTBF of 150 hrs.
Warehousing in the Ports
Westport also offers other common – user warehousing facilities comprising of the following :
|Transit Shed A|
|Transit Shed B|
Features include :
|easy access to the wharves|
|can take load weights up to 5 metric tones p. sq. meter|
|state-of-the-art fire fighting systems|
|24 hours patrolling by our port security|
The storage facilities are available on a common user basis or on tenancy basis (minimum 12 months)
Westport jointly owns two major Distribution Parks totalling 1,524,600 sq. ft. and 435,327 sq ft respectively within the Free Commercial Zone area at the port.
Roads – Access Links
Good surface (road and rail) connections are a must for all advanced ports and Westport is no exception. Accessibility to Westport received a boost with the opening of the Shah Alam Expressway link which connects the port to the nation’s major growth areas.
The 34.5 km expressway is connected to the national grid which links the entire length and breadth of Peninsular Malaysia. The four-lane Shah Alam Expressway stretches from Seri Petaling on the southern outskirts of Kuala Lumpur to the West Highway in Klang. The new expressway has ample parking bays for long-haul trailers and hauliers. Trucks using the expressway can have access to the South Klang Valley corridor and at least three major road transport systems, namey the North-South Expressway, the Puchong-Damansara Expressway and the North-South Expressway Central Link.
Westport is also directly linked to the national grid via other major road networks, the South Klang Valley Expressway and West Coast Expressway. It is also expected to benefit from the proposed Johor Bahru-Sepang Coastal Highway which is being planned as an alternative to the North-South Expressway.
The new link from Northport to Westport, which reduces travel time for hauliers from 45 minutes to 15 minutes to reach Westport, is another effort towards increasing transshipment traffic between the two terminals.
Added to this are long and short term storage facilities readily available for port users. Features include:
|Well developed industrial warehouse premises|
|Convenient and economical|
Container Freight Station
Properties of the ports