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Johor port's throughput swells to one million TEU

MALYASIA's Johor Port Bhd handled a record one million TEU in 2019, up 10

Johor port's throughput swells to one million TEU

MALYASIA's Johor Port Bhd handled a record one million TEU in 2019, up 10

19 December 2019 - 19:00

MALYASIA's Johor Port Bhd handled a record one million TEU in 2019, up 10.5 per cent from a year earlier.

At a celebratory ceremony, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the port is already designated as an approved delivery point under some international commodity exchanges such as LME, CME/KLCE and APEX.



Mr Loke said as a full-fledged multi-purpose port and with its wide shipping connectivity, Johor port should develop into a trading centre and cargo transshipment hub, reported The Edge Markets, Malaysia.



'It should be a natural progression for Johor port to be a regional cargo hub, leveraging on its strategic location being within 2.5 hours from the commodities market.



'Developing Malaysian ports into RDCs (regional distribution centres) is also the aspiration of the government,' he said.



Mr Loke added that it was towards this end that he has taken the initiative to waive the approved permits (AP) requirement for some of the soft commodities entering and transiting in our free zone ports.



MMC Corp Bhd group managing director and Johor port chairman Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh said the record container throughput can be attributed to several key factors, including overall improvement in the container handling productivity and equipment reliability such as the 94 per cent effective berth utilisation rate and the 98 per cent truck turnaround time of below 60 minutes.



In addition, the throughput milestone was attributed to better communications and information sharing with customers individually or through associations like Shipping Association Malaysia (SAM), Johor Freight Forwarders Association (JOFFA), Johor Port Shipping & Forwarding Association (JPSFA) and Association of Malaysian Hauliers (AMH).



He said that moving forward, Johor port has put in place a Port Re-Development Plan to further improve the performance of its terminals including various productivity improvement and equipment upgrading initiatives.


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