By thinking out-of-the-box during the Covid-19 pandemic and being willing to reconsider some SOPs, the Port Klang Authority (PKA) and port operators came out tops in terms of efficiency when stacked against 22 of the world’s most leading ports.
In a metric created by analysts at the Canada-based investment bank , RBC Capital Markets (RBC), Port Klang was found to run the most efficient operations during the 18 months from the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic by handling some 130 ships weekly.
Dubbed ‘time of turnaround’, the metric captures the duration taken by the ports to handle incoming vessels as well as the disembarkation and distribution of goods.
Port Klang ranked top despite taking 1.7 days to service each ship, as opposed to 1.3 days during the three years prior to 2020.
China’s Qingdao Port and Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Port came out second and third respectively in terms of efficiency.
PKA stated that the port was able to function efficiently because of good cooperation and coordination among industry players and stakeholders who were united as a team.