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Annual Container Traffic at Portek Hits New Record, Pushing Past One Million TEUs for the First Time

 

Annual Container Traffic at Portek Hits New Record, Pushing Past One Million TEUs for the First Time

2nd May 2013

 

Singapore – Container throughput under management at Portek International’s container and multipurpose terminals saw a global increase of 10% during its fiscal year ended 31 March 2013 as compared with the preceding fiscal year. This is the first time that group container throughput has exceeded the one million twenty-foot-equivalent containers (TEU) mark.

The commendable performance was driven by growth in Bejaia Mediterranean Terminal SPA in Algeria which saw a sizable 20% TEU increment from 200,000 TEUs to about 240,000 TEUs. Other terminals under Portek’s management also achieved creditable performances with high single digit percentage increases in throughput.

According to Takao Omori, CEO of Portek, “We are very pleased with having broken through the one million TEU mark. With the addition of our latest acquisition Riga Universal Terminal into our portfolio of ports in April this year, we are marching steadily towards becoming a more significant player in the global port industry.”

 

About Portek International Pte Ltd.

Headquartered in Singapore, Portek is a global medium-sized terminal operator and port equipment engineering solutions provider, with offices in over 10 countries throughout Africa, Europe and Asia. Portek currently operates and manages 3 terminals in Indonesia, 2 in Gabon, 1 in Algeria, 1 in Malta, 1 in Latvia and an inland cargo handling and storage facility in Rwanda. Portek also provides training to the staff of the Ports of Moresby and Lae in Papua New Guinea.

 

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