Westports Malaysia, Port Klang’s leading terminal, and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) have jointly launched the KTX3 Service, which provides fast connectivity to Japan for Malaysian shippers.
The KTX3 service on the Intra-Asia trade now connects Westports with direct weekly services to the Japanese ports of Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama and Kobe.
Also in the loop is Keelung in Taiwan, Shekou and Hong Kong.
“With direct connectivity to Japan, we are now providing more options for our customers to send or receive cargoes to and from Japan.
“Westports is not only a long haul port. We have now closed the gap on Intra-Asia coverage as we have increased our presence in the Intra-Asia routes,” said Westports Executive Director Ruben Emir Gnanalingamin in a statement on Sunday.
Thanking OOCL and Westports customers for their vote of confidence and continued support, he said Westports remained committed to delivering high productivity and service standards demanded by shipping lines and customers.
OOCL’s Regional Managing Director Captain S.C.Chan said the service was enhanced recently to meet increasing customer demand in the region.
Since its introduction, Chan said the KTX service had proven to be highly dependable and popular among customers in the Intra-Asia market.
“We are excited of this extension of the KTX3 service to Westports as we believe the port has proven to be a highly productive port in the world, trusted with skilled workforce, reliability, security as well as a friendly port with personalised services,” he added.