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Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd, operator of the country’s busiest container port, still sees growth in the next couple of years despite the global economic uncertainty and the recession in Europe, pinning its hopes on the continued uptick in worldwide consumption and its infrastructure expansion.

The port operator said its throughout is still inching up as a result of rising demand from destinations such as India and African and West Asian countries, according to a report by the Borneo Post.

Westports forecasts cargo tonnage to hit 7 million 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) in 2012, up from 6.4 million TEUs in 2011, and 5.5 million TEUs in 2010.

By 2014, Westports predicts traffic volume to register 8 million to 10 million TEUs with the completion by then of its additional berths.
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