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.
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 revving 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 to achieve above 35 Gross mph.
Employing about 3,500 staff,
70% of whom are Bumiputeras, 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.
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 lanes. Westports is not only a
leading port in South East Asia, but also one of the top
5 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 last
November has enabled the operations team 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.
Container throughput at
Westports has increased from 2.6 million TEUs in 2004 to
nearly 5 million TEUs in 2008. Westports commands 62 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 30 million TEUs in September 2009,
since beginning operations in 1996.
Westports is now a megahub
for both local and transshipment containers. With
current total quay length measuring 3.2 kilometers,
which includes 5 container terminals, and a potential to
build another 4 container terminals that would give
Westports a capacity of 15 million TEUs, the port is
well known for 6 best achievements to-date.
During the last 15 years,
the port has won more than 20 awards – some of the
recent ones include, International Association of Ports
and Harbors (IAPH) Gold Award for IT (May 2007), Human
Resources Minister HR Development Award (Sept 2007) and
Best Brands in Logistics – Ports (March 2009)
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 62% container market share in Port Klang, Westports
helped moved Port Klang a rung higher in 2008 to 15th
spot in the latest world port traffic league.