More revenue for Rajang Port Authority despite lower throughput

FOR A BETTER FUTURE: Goh (fourth right) leading others to make a toast for better years ahead.

FOR A BETTER FUTURE: Goh (fourth right) leading others to make a toast for better years ahead.

SIBU: The ceasing of its operations at Tanjong Manis Port and Sungai Merah Oil Jetty did not adversely affect Rajang Port Authority’s (RPA) performance last year.

Its chairman Vincent Goh said it recorded RM30.1 million in revenue although its total cargo throughput had actually decreased by 1.8 million tonnes during the year.

“Our revenue had increased by six per cent from 2011. Our bottom line had also recorded an excellent performance of RM6 million.

“This was largely due to the increase in handling of containerised cargo by four per cent to two million tonnes.

“The total TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) recorded had almost reached 90,000 containers,” he said during RPA Customers’ Day at a hotel here recently.

Goh added that containerised cargo made up 56 per cent of RPA’s total cargo handling.

He attributed the good performance of the port to continuous and unfailing support of clients.

On a similar matter, he said RPA had experienced different milestones of development in its 42 years of existence.

“We’ve never allowed ourselves to be left behind in terms of development and using the development to serve our clients,” he said.

He added: “Of course, there is much more for us to do in order to not only meet but exceed clients’ expectations.”

RPA general manager Helen Lim was also present.

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