Shell Malaysia marked the official opening of its newly refurbished Westport Terminal in Pulau Indah, Port Klang with a ceremony attended by management and staff from Shell Malaysia and Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd as well as senior officials from government departments.
The event was officiated by Azman Ismail, Managing Director, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd and Yap Tze Khong, General Manager for Supply & Distribution for Shell Malaysia’s downstream business.
During his speech, Azman said the opening of Shell Westport Terminal was in line with Shell Malaysia’s plans to meet the growing demand for fuels in Malaysia.
Disclosing that Shell holds the lead position for retail in the country, he added, “Malaysia is a key country for Shell Retail and you can be sure that we will invest where we need, to strengthen our number one position in the country.”
Azman, who also heads Shell’s retail business in Singapore, Hong Kong and Brunei said,” This strategically located terminal is expected to enhance Shell Malaysia’s ability to meet the growing demand for fuels and strengthen the company’s position as the petroleum retail market leader in Malaysia.”
According to Azman, expansion work set to commence in November was proof of the company’s confidence in Malaysia’s growth potential for their downstream retail business.
Yap had earlier announced that the facility would be expanded at the end of the year when work began on the construction of three new storage tanks and cargo pipelines.
Shell currently caters to one-third of Peninsular Malaysia and half of East Malaysia's petroleum retail market requirements, serving over half a million customers daily at over 900 retail sites nationwide.
In 2010, Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd signed an agreement with Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd to lease a liquid bulk terminal at Westport. It began refurbishment work in December 2010 and completed the project in early May 2011.
The terminal spans 25 acres and includes access to Westport’s jetty that is medium range/long range vessel capable; cargo lines; fuel and chemical tanks and gantry facilities.
Following the refurbishment, the first shipment was received and the first delivery made to a retail site from Westport in May this year. The terminal currently delivers 1.67 million litres per day or 36 kt per month and operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
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Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd is part of the Shell global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories. In Malaysia, Shell’s downstream sector refines and markets crude oil, lubricants and other petroleum products, and has over 900 stations nationwide. It also operates a refinery at Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. Shell produces and sells more than 600 different lubricants for the automotive sector, heavy-duty transport, food processing and power generation, and is the market leader for lubricants in Sabah and Sarawak.