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
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
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.
21 years - 70 Million TEUs
Container throughput at Westports has increased from 2.6 million TEUs in 2004 to 9.05 million TEUs in 2015. Westports commands 76 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 70 million TEUs to date, since beginning operations in 1996.
Westports is now a megahub for both local and transshipment containers. With current total quay length measuring 4.6 kilometers, which includes 7 container terminals, and a potential to build another 2 container terminals that would give Westports a capacity of 16 million TEUs. The port is well known for 6 best achievements to-date.
- Best in Productivity
- Best in Information Technology
- Best in Customer Service
- Best Employer
- Best Terminal Practices
- Best in Corporate Social Responsibility
During the last 21 years, the port has won more than 40 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), Best Brands in Logistics – Ports (March 2009), Container International Award - CSR (2011), Star Outstanding Business Award (SOBA) 2011, Brandlaureate Award (2012), Century International Quality ERA (CQE) Award 2013, Anugerah Prestasi Cemerlang Maritim 2014, Selangor Excellence Business Awards 2014 and Sahabat Negara SME Award 2014.
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 12th in the 2014 world port traffic league.