Did you Know?
- Of Port Klangs total container throughput at present, 50 per cent comes from transhipment cargo, while 90 per cent of PTPs business is derived from this sector.
- Klang (or Kelang) is the royal capital of the state of Selangor, Malaysia within a district of similar name.
- The port nearest to Port Klang town is known as the South Port.
- An important post-war development was the expansion of the area to the south of the port for permanent installations to handle palm oil in bulk and latex, two increasingly important exports.
- In the past, the Port Klang Authority (PKA), which owns PKFZ and has oversight on the development of Port Klang, had created free commercial zones or FCZs in Northport and Westport, the two port terminals at Port Klang.
- However, much of the port privatisation literature is characterised by a high degree of universalism, a lack of historical consciousness, and a general inattention to the socio-economic context and networks within which ports are embedded.
- The cargo handled by Westport is expected to be more than double within the next few years in view of the increasing attraction of the port as an important sea outlet to the vast expanding hinterland of Port Klang.