Full Sail Ahead for Johor Port



JOHOR BAHRU, 13 January 2022 – Johor Port Berhad (Johor Port), a member of MMC Group is part of the essential services to the country in which the Port’s operations provide an important service in ensuring that the country’s trade continues to function. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted global economic activities and trade and its disruptive effects were felt across a wide range of economic sectors and industries both globally and domestically.

Despite a very challenging year, Johor Port has continued to operate at an optimum level based on the Port’s Operational requirements to ensure that there was no disruption to its Import, Export and Logistics activities and at the same time, leveraging on the various opportunities that came its way. Critically, the challenges posed by the pandemic have presented Johor Port’s Management with opportunities to seek Operational efficiencies which include continuous process streamlining, upgrading of equipment and effective people management; and to further strengthen its cost base against the backdrop of COVID-19 infection amongst the Port’s employees and the urgent need to establish and roll out the Port’s “Guidelines on the COVID-19 Precautionary Measures” and the critical Pandemic Response Plan (PRP).

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing Movement Control Orders (MCOs) which had resulted in the closure of non-essential industries and with factories operating at minimum capacity, Johor Port is still forecasting a slight Year on Year overall volume growth of 1%. The Port had also rolled out its Container Terminal Operational Improvement Plan focusing on Productivity Improvement and Yard Efficiency which has resulted in a better Gross Moves Per Hour (GMPH) of 25 cranes Gross Moves Per Hour as opposed to 22 crane Gross Moves Per Hour previously.

Johor Port’s cargo diversity, sustainability and resiliency has enabled the Port to weather the COVID-19 pandemic storm; and while it has impacted for example its Clinker cargo volume due to lesser construction activities during the various MCOs and its Petroleum volume due to lower consumption as a direct result of lesser activities and border closure, the volume for other essential products and commodities in terms of Food & Plantation related items such as Coconut Oil, Wheat, Maize, PKS, PKE & Fertilizer remain strong.

Johor Port has also recently clinched the “Asia’s Most Influential Companies Award” at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) 2021 and marked another milestone by winning two (2) awards at the prestigious Anugerah Kecemerlangan Industri (AKI) or Industry Excellence Award for the Service Sector under Category 4 (Domestic company with sales turnover of more than RM100 million) and the Prime Minister Award, the highest accolade at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)’s Awards ceremony.

“We have undertaken numerous initiatives to innovate and establish Johor Port as one of the most efficient multi-purpose ports in the region and these awards are a testament to our ability to understand and accommodate the market’s needs as well as in delivering high-quality services to our customers,” said Md Derick Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Johor Port Berhad.

“The recognition accorded to Johor Port, in particular the highly prestigious Prime Minister Award, is the silver lining to a challenging COVID-19 year for all of us. We couldn’t have achieved what we have so far without the support of everybody; and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our business partners, regulatory bodies, vendors, suppliers and employees for their valuable partnerships and unwavering support in our journey over the years,” added Md Derick Basir.

Photo caption: Aerial view of Johor Port


Johor Port Berhad, a Member of MMC Group, is an integrated Multi-Purpose Port facility located at the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia providing a comprehensive range of port services to meet the individual needs of its customer. Commencing operation in 1977 as the original Southern Gateway Multi-Purpose Port in Malaysia, Johor Port currently operates a total area of 1,000 acres, 660 acres of which are designated as Free Zone.

Equipped with 24 berths and a total berthing length of 4.9 kilometres, the services and facilities within Johor Port include the Container Terminal, Bulk & Break Bulk Terminal, Liquid Terminal and Warehousing Facilities. As the 1st port in Malaysia to be accorded with Free Zone status, Johor Port is the appointed Free Zone Authority for the management of its Free Zone area.

As a Regional Commodity Hub, Johor Port is the world’s single largest Edible Oil Terminal and is one of the largest Hub in the region for LME cargo. Johor Port is also one of the largest discharging points for Rice and Cocoa in Malaysia as well as being one of the biggest terminals in Malaysia for Fertilizer and Cement.

For more information, please visit http://www.johorport.com.my.



MMC Corporation Berhad (“MMC”) is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses under four divisions, namely Ports and Logistics, Energy and Utilities, Engineering, and Industrial Development.

Its key businesses under the Ports and Logistics division include the port operations of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Berhad, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd and Kontena Nasional Berhad, a logistics provider. Internationally, MMC has presence in Saudi Arabia via Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Limited, a container port terminal within the Jeddah Islamic Port.

Under the Energy and Utilities division, MMC is the single largest shareholder of both Malakoff Corporation Berhad, the country’s largest Independent Power Producer and Gas Malaysia Berhad, a total energy solutions provider. Through Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, we are a pioneer in wastewater recycling technology and a water treatment specialist.

MMC’s Engineering division has played a leading role for the implementation of the entire project including the underground works package in completing the 51 km Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (“KVMRT”) Kajang Line (formerly known as Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line) and is now the main contractor for the entire KVMRT Putrajaya Line (formerly known as Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line). MMC is also currently, undertaking key civil and infrastructure projects in the country namely Langat Centralised Sewage Treatment Plant and Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant.

Notably, MMC completed the 329 km Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project and the innovative Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) motorway, the first of its kind, dual-purpose tunnel in the world.

MMC’s Industrial Development division develops and manages approximately 5,000 acres of industrial developments namely Senai Airport City (“SAC”) and Tanjung Bin Industrial Park (“TBIP”) in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Northern Technocity (“NTC”) in Kulim, Kedah. The SAC, TBIP and NTC developments come under the ambit of MMC’s Industrial Development Division, operating under three companies namely Senai Airport City Sdn Bhd, Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd and Northern Technocity Sdn Bhd.

In other business, MMC wholly-owns Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru – an emerging southern aviation hub and important gateway to Iskandar Malaysia.


Please log on to www.mmc.com.my or call:

Atiqah Abdul Ghani, Executive, Corporate Communications Department, Johor Port Berhad, tel: +607 2535 888atiqah@johorport.com.my

Azlina Ashar, Head of Group Corporate Communications, MMC Corporation Berhad, tel: +603 2071 1124, azlina.ashar@mmc.com.my

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