PORT Klang, Malaysia's main port, registered a moderate 9.9 per cent rise in cargo throughput to 25.76 million tonnes for the January-October period compared with last year, according to Malaysia's Business Times. Klang Port Authority (KPA) commercial manager, Mr Chong Choon Yin, said the port's throughput for 1993 is projected at 31.2 million tonnes, up from 28.4 million tonnes in 1992. Shipping officials said the growth is in line with the country's booming economy. Mr Chong said Port Klang registered big increases in the number of containers handled. In terms of TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), the port registered a 13.6 per cent increase to 632,799 boxes during the 10-month period against 557,028 boxes in the same period last year. Shipping industry officials said Port Klang's 1993 container handling is expected to surpass last year's figure of 672,642 boxes.. Mr Chong said containerised goods, which amounted to 12.23 million tonnes, made up about 47 per cent of the total cargo throughput during the January-October period. This compares with 11.83 million tonnes handled during the same 10-month period last year. Shipments of break-bulk totalled 4.96 million tonnes during the period compared with 4.44 million tonnes last year and dry bulk cargo accounted for 4.78 million tonnes, up from 3.74 million tonnes. Shipments of liquid bulk also improved to 3.79 million tonnes from 3.43 million tonnes. During the period under review, 5,616 ships of 54.2 million gross registered tonnes (grt) made calls at the port compared with 5,410 vessels of 51.5 million grt. Meanwhile, the Ipoh Cargo Terminal (ICT) may introduce new facilities to boost its services from next year to compete with road transport on the new North South Highway. ICT general manager V. Satchithanathan said the company was aware of the presence of competitors ''who can utilise the highway which will cut travelling time drastically''. ''Although ICT might be affected by the completion of the highway, we will keep up with them by improving our services,'' he said. New facilities planned include a bonded warehouse. Mr Satchithanathan said ICT had conducted a survey on the warehouse facilities and found three prospective clients in Yamaha Electronics, Toyo Plastics and Nordlys. Bonded warehouse facilities will benefit factories operating in free trade zones. At present, they are not allowed to store their products in warehouses. With cheaper rates offered by ICT, the manufacturers will be able to store their goods and export through ICT.