Heavy rainfall and flash floods since yesterday have severely affected port operations at Port Klang’s terminals at Northport, Westports and Southport, said the Port Klang Authority (PKA).
In a statement today, it said operations at warehouses and empty container depots in the surrounding areas have also been adversely affected and were further aggravated by damages to access roads.
“To make matters worse, many port and logistics operations staff are unable to report to work due to travel difficulties. Hence, movement of containers and cargoes to and from the ports are expected to be severely affected and deliveries will be delayed for the next several days,” it said.
PKA said vessel berthing will also be delayed due to the inclement weather which has caused a backlog of vessels at the outer anchorage with many more expected to arrive over the coming days.
However, the authority said it is working closely with the port and logistics industry players to optimise available resources and do everything possible to ensure the continuance of port and logistics operations.
“Priority will be given to deliveries of essential goods particularly food items, medical supplies and refrigerated goods,” it said.
Source: The Malaysian Reserve