CONGRATULATIONS to Westport for its amazing performance in notching two world records. We should be proud of such achievements.
According to Bernama, Westports' operations team recently set the new records for productivity despite heavy rain and wet conditions.The first record was the speed of 665 moves per hour in the first hour of operations. Westports was able to do this by using nine cranes and the latest technology of lifting two containers simultaneously with twin lift cranes, the port operator said in a statement Saturday.
The previous record for this was 456 moves set in June 2006.
Westport's second record entailed vessel productivity by moving 4,427 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) within 10 hours.
The operations were on a new CMA CGM vessel called Orfeo, which can carry a total of 9,700 TEUs and which operates the FAL4 service, the latest in the FAL network linking Asia and Europe.
Seventeen Quay Crane Operators comprising 12 Bumiputeras and five Indians were the "centre-forwards" of the record high scoring team and they are amongst the best Quay Crane Operators in the world.
Westports said it currently stands among the top five ports in the world to have achieved such a remarkable rate of productivity.
Who say we dont have world class port operators?