Johor Port Demonstrates Patriotism and Love for the Country



JOHOR BAHRU, 30 August 2021 – Johor Port Berhad (Johor Port), a member of MMC Group is all geared up to celebrate National Day and Malaysia Day on 31 August 2021 and 16 September 2021, respectively.

To kick off the celebrations, the Multi-Purpose Port has launched its raise-the-flag campaign, “JPB Semarak Merdeka 2021” today to help spread the patriotic spirit while encouraging people to raise the Jalur Gemilang. As part of the celebrations, Johor Port distributed the mini Jalur Gemilang flag to its Port users and Government Agencies operating in the Multi-Purpose Port.

Md Derick Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Johor Port affixed the Jalur Gemilang to hauliers (lorries carrying various cargoes to the Port), and in turn received appreciative honks and thumbs-up signs from the hauliers. Some of them even asked for more flags to take home for their friends and family. Also present at the mini Jalur Gemilang flag distribution was the Head of Custom Pasir Gudang, Badariatunnisak Binti Badri and Senior Management of Johor Port.

“As Malaysia’s Southern Gateway Multi-Purpose Port, we want to show our pride in being Malaysian as well as to showcase Malaysian solidarity during this challenging period. Hence, we have raised the Jalur Gemilang within the Port to celebrate and commemorate this National month” said Md Derick Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Johor Port.

Johor Port has been participating actively during National month and had been participating in the annual Johor State level National Day parade. Although the Johor state-level National Day parade is put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Johor Port will continue to demonstrate love and patriotism for the country by enlivening the spirit of

National month at Johor Port. Johor Port dedicates this year’s National Day and Malaysia Day to the dedication and perseverance of all Malaysians and the Government in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo caption: Md Derick Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Johor Port Berhad and accompanied by Badariatunnisak Binti Badri, Head of Custom Pasir Gudang, affixing the Malaysia flag to lorries carrying cargoes at the Port.

Photo caption: Md Derick Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Johor Port Berhad distributing the Malaysia flag to a female lorry driver carrying cargo at the Port.


Johor Port Berhad, a Member of MMC Group is an integrated multi-purpose port facility located at the southern tip of Peninsula 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.

With 24 berths and a total berthing length of 4.9 km, the services and facilities within Johor Port include the Container Terminal, Bulk and 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.

Johor Port is the single largest Palm Oil Terminal in the world and was designated as an approved London Metal Exchange (LME) location in 2004. 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.

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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.


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Azlina Ashar, Head of Group Corporate Communications, MMC Corporation Berhad

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