BARU: Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), the top transhipment container
in the country, is switching to paperless billing come Sept 1 in
line with one of its core values to promote sustainable development.
switch will reduce the amount of paper invoices printed and mailed
to customers worldwide.
will stop printing invoices for mailing to customers. Customers will
no longer have to wait for invoices in their mail. To access
invoices, customers just need to log in to PTP’s online portal
with the given ID and password. The portal will be available 24/7
via secure access thus giving the customers the freedom to view and
download their invoices at their convenience,” said a PTP
spokesperson in a statement on Friday.
billing also reduces paper consumption and the amount of carbon
dioxide (CO2) emitted during the traditional billing transportation
introduction of paperless billing is timely, given the sharp
increase in the number of invoices issued resulting from the volume
increase this year. For the first six months of this year, the port
handled 3.7 million 20-footer equivalent units (TEUs), up 16% from
the same period last year.
expect to handle about 7.5 million TEUs of containers this year, a
16% increase from last year. Currently, we are generating some 4,000
invoices, or about 9,000 sheets of paper every month. Our paperless
billing will save more than 100,000 sheets of paper per year. If
these 100,000 sheets of paper were laid as an extension to each
other, it would be as high as Mount Kinabalu” said the
has also in the past taken other initiatives to promote a green
them include efforts to minimize carbon dioxide and any other
noxious gas emissions by replacing old machineries and equipment
with newer models which were more efficient in terms of fuel
lights in the port area have automatic sensors that turn off
automatically when not in use” he further added.
all these efforts, we have successfully reduced our carbon emission
from 17.65kg per TEU in 2009 to 16.63kg per TEU in 2010. For the
year 2011, we are committed to reduce the emission per TEUs by a
further 5% compared to 2010. This will bring our total reduction to
6,652 tonnes, which is the equivalent to planting 33,260 trees in
PTP, we believe in pursuing sustainable business practices, and the
paperless billing initiative is just one example of how we can work
towards this goal” said the spokeperson.
will be briefed on the paperless billing to facilitate an easy
transition and they will each be provided with a CD-ROM to guide
them through the process and be able to access invoices immediately
using the given ID and password.
has been testing out the system with a few customers who have
voluntarily switched to paperless billing since June last year and
the response has been positive.