Port of Tanjung Pelepas to increase capacity with 48 electric-RTGs


The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a joint venture between the MMC Group and APM Terminals, has inked an agreement with Mitsui E&S Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) to procure 48 electric rubber tyre gantry cranes for delivery in Q3 2025.

The agreement was signed by PTP’s Chief Executive Officer, Marco Neelsen and Mitsui’s General Manager of Sales Department, Logistics Systems Division, Atsufumi Takahashi on 20 December 2023.

Both parties conveyed their interest in establishing a long-term partnership covering equipment purchases, inventory management and after sales services.

PTP’s Chairman, Tan Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh remarked that the agreement signing reflects PTP’s strong commitment to expanding its capacity and capability to support their customers’ growth demands.

“PTP’s strategic approach to continuously enhance efficiency and optimise its footprint, has contributed tremendously to keeping the terminal’s advantages in an increasingly competitive global market,” he said.

Marco Neelsen stated PTP is in the midst of executing a range of optimisation initiatives under its Ipsum Magna Programme to sustainably upgrade and expand its terminal facilities by means of purchases and application of automation and digitisation. “The new e-RTG cranes form part of our equipment modernisation strategy and are scheduled to be delivered by Q3 2025.”

Port of Tanjung Pelepas is Malaysia’s busiest transhipment hub with a capacity to handle 13 million TEU annually. It is currently ranked 15th among the world top container ports.