PTP eyes 7% growth in container volume this year

JOHOR BARU (Oct 11): Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, operator of the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) here, is confident of handling 7.1% more containers this year, despite concerns the US-China trade war could affect volumes.

PTP expects to handle 9 million (20-foot equivalent units) TEUs this year, up from 8.4 million TEUs in 2017. In the first nine months of 2018, the port handled 6.6 million TEUs.