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Malaysia - Ports

 Malaysia has a total of seven major Federal ports namely Port Klang, Johor Port, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Kuantan Port, Penang Port, Bintulu Port and Kemaman Port.

1)   Port Klang :-

Port Klang is situated on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 40 km from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Its proximity to the greater Klang Valley - the commercial and industrial hub of the country as well as the country's most populous region ensures that the port plays a pivotal role in the economic development of the country. Based on a Government directive in 1993, Port Klang is currently being developed as the National Load Centre and eventually a hub for the region.
With a number of load centring and hubbing strategies pursued since 1993, the facilities and services in Port Klang are now synonymous to those of World class ports. The port has trade connections with over 120 countries and dealings with more than 500 ports around the world. Its ideal geographical location makes it the first port of call for ships on the eastbound leg and the last port of call on the westbound leg of the Far East-Europe trade route.

Port Klang Authority (PKA) - The Port Klang Authority (PKA) is a statutory corporation established on 1st July 1963, to take over the administration of Port Klang from the Malayan Railway Administration.

Infrastructure –

A well-developed and efficient transportation infrastructure is in place to handle the volume of cargo traffic at Port Klang

By Road -  The North-South Expressway runs from Bukit Kayu Hitam at the Malaysia-Thai border to the Johor Causeway in the south, covering a distance of 900 kilometres. This Expressway along the western side of the Peninula together with the Klang Valley Expressway and the Federal Highway Route 2, play an important role in the distribution of both import and export cargo between Port Klang and its hinterland.

By Rail - Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), the corporatised railway company, operates a daily block train service from Port Klang to Penang and Bangkok. There is also a 6-day-a-week rail service between the Ipoh Cargo Terminal (an inland port in the northern state of Perak) and Port Klang.

By Air - The new Kuala Lumpur International Airport commenced operations in late 1998. It is located about 75 km away in Sepang, which is part of an area designated for the Multimedia Supercorridor, Malaysia’s answer to Silicon Valley.

2)   Johor Port

Johor Port is the largest Palm Oil Terminal in the world and Southern Gateway Multi – Purpose Port in Malaysia. It not only handle the traditional bulk and breakbulk activities but also ventured into container business, warehousing as well as a total logistics solution provider.

Johor Port, a member of MMC Group is an integrated multi-purpose port facility which is located at the South Eastern tip of Malaysia providing a comprehensive range of port services to meet the individual needs of its customer. Being a Southern Gateway, JPB has operated 5 terminals with 24 berths totalling 4.75 km and covers Containers, Bulk and Breakbulk activities and it is the first port in Johor which is designed as a multi-purpose port that caters cargoes.

Being a multi-purpose port, the establishment of JP Logistics (JPL) owned subsidiary of Johor Port was established designed to handle not only the port's internal haulage and storage needs, but also to provide logistics services to caters for clients across the country and into neighboring Singapore and other regional ports.

  • Commenced Operations in the year 1977
  • Total area of 1,000 acres, 660 acres of which in a Free Zone.
  • Designed capacity of 40 million tonnes.
  • World's largest palm oil terminal - Storage capacity of 460,000 MT.
  • Located at Pasir Gudang Industrial Estate, which provides a comprehensive range of industries specialising in Petrochemicals, Engineering, Furniture, Telecommunications, Electronic Goods and Food products among others.

Existing Capacity & Capability :-

1.    Container -  a) No. of Berths -3  b) Quay Length – 700 mm c) Capacity – 1.2 mil. TEU d) Max Depth – 13.5 m

2.    Dry Bulk -  a) No. of Berths - 4  b) Quay Length – 818 mm c) Capacity – 7 mil. FWT d) Max Depth – 13.8 m

3.    Break Bulk -  a) No. of Berths - 4  b) Quay Length – 935 mm c) Capacity – 2 mil. FWT d) Max Depth – 13.8 m

4.    Liquid Bulk -  a) No. of Berths - 13  b) Quay Length – 2,292 mm c) Capacity – 13 mil. FWT d) Max Depth – 13.5 m

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