Northport and Shin Yang Support MRA’s Relief Mission to Sabah and Sarawak



PORT KLANG, 22 August 2021 – In ensuring that more people in Malaysia are getting the much-needed help during the COVID-19 pandemic, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (“Northport”), a member of MMC Group and Shin Yang Shipping Corporation Berhad (“Shin Yang”), a member of Shin Yang Group jointly supported the Malaysian Relief Agency (“MRA”)’s relief mission to help the frontline healthcare workers and the communities affected by COVID-19 in Sabah and Sarawak.

More than 10 tonnes of supplies worth RM1.24 million consisting of medical equipment and food packs were successfully collected by MRA for this mission. The aid items were packed in three (3) containers and shipped to Kuching, Sibu, Kota Kinabalu and Tawau using Shin Yang’s shipping services via Northport. Under this joint corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, Northport provided support through the handling of the aid items at MRA’s warehouse in Petaling Jaya and at the destinations, as well as the provision of storage and port services at Northport’s container terminal. Meanwhile, Shin Yang, one of the main shipping lines providing shipping services between Port Klang and East Malaysian ports, supported the mission by providing three (3) containers as well as special slots for these containers in their vessels.

To mark the occasion, a simple flag-off ceremony was held at Northport on 21 August 2021. Present during the ceremony were Northport’s Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof and MRA’s President, Dr. Mohd Daud Bin Sulaiman.

“This collaboration is a platform and an opportunity for Northport to stand together with our business partners to help those in need during this crisis. We are very pleased to offer our expertise and facilities to help organizations such as MRA in ensuring the success of this noble initiative,” commented Dato’ Azman.

“Shin Yang is very delighted to be part of this mission and to be able to go beyond our day-to-day business operations. We have been facilitating the trade between West and East Malaysia for many years now and we are grateful to offer our shipping services to move these relief supplies to help the frontliners and the communities impacted by COVID-19 in Sabah and Sarawak,” said Captain Ting Hien Liong, Chief Executive Officer of Shin Yang.

The supplies contributed by MRA donors for this mission consist of medical items and equipment including ICU beds and mattresses, ECG systems, ventilators, infusion pumps, syringe pumps, laryngoscope, face masks, personal protective equipment (“PPE”) and 500 packs of food items.

“As a non-profit humanitarian organization, MRA has limited capability and capacity to ship out relief assistance from our central base in Kuala Lumpur. Hence, collaboration with Northport and Shin Yang is necessary to ensure safe and timely delivery of humanitarian aid supplies, especially to destinations that require special logistics arrangements. We would like to thank Northport, Shin Yang and our corporate and individual donors especially The Edge COVID-19 Fund for their support and contribution towards this relief mission”, said Dr. Mohd Daud.

Recently, Malaysia has seen a resurgence in new COVID-19 cases. Even though the number of cases in the East Malaysian states is lower than the Klang Valley, Sabah and Sarawak are facing inadequate resources to contain the impact of the outbreak. In this current situation, logistical support is very crucial in ensuring efficient delivery of aid to the affected people.

Last year, Northport participated in a similar collaborative CSR programme by supporting a humanitarian aid mission to Wuhan, China together with Sinotrans Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd. Earlier this year, Northport had also organised a donation campaign among its employees to help the affected flood victims in several states in the country, and the donation was also channeled through MRA.

“Northport has always been very supportive towards humanitarian assistance initiatives as part of our continued commitment to help the society in need. As a responsible corporate organisation, we will continue to play our part through our CSR programmes as well as collaborative efforts with our business partners to support the people and the country as we battle this crisis. Let us pray for our frontliners and the affected communities to stay strong during this challenging time,” concluded Dato’ Azman.

Photo caption : Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer of Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, (left) and Dr. Mohd Daud Sulaiman, President of Malaysian Relief Agency (right) during the flag off ceremony of the COVID-19 Relief Mission to Sabah and Sarawak at Northport.

Photo caption : Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer of Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, (left) and Dr. Mohd Daud Sulaiman, President of Malaysian Relief Agency (right) during the flag off ceremony of the COVID-19 Relief Mission to Sabah and Sarawak at Northport.


Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (Northport) is one of the largest multi-purpose gateway ports of its kind in the national ports system. Northport is grouped under MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd (MMC Ports), Malaysia’s largest integrated logistics service provider. MMC Ports is a wholly- owned subsidiary of MMC Corporation Berhad, a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses under four divisions, namely Ports and Logistics, Energy and Utilities, Engineering, and Industrial Development.

Northport offers dedicated facilities and services to handle a wide variety of cargoes ranging from containers to cars, break bulk cargoes as well as liquid and dry bulk cargoes of all types and shipment sizes.

With a historical tradition dating back more than 100 years, Northport plays an important role in the development of the Malaysian economy and the country’s burgeoning international trade.

Northport is the winner of Malaysia’s Best Seaport – Outstanding Performance Award presented by the Ministry of Transport Malaysia for two consecutive years, in conjunction with the Malaysia World Maritime Week 2016 and 2017.

Northport holds the distinction of being the first port in Malaysia to be awarded the ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 37001:2016 standards, the winner of the prestigious National Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH) Award 2019 in the Business Services category and the Best Port Safety Management Award from the Ministry of Transport Malaysia in 2021.

Enquiries : Please log on to or call Azmi Anis, Head of Corporate Communications, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, tel: 012 – 3207755 / +603-3169 8776.



MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC Group) 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) Sungai Buloh-Kajang project (SBK Line) and is now the main contractor for the entire Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya project (SSP Line). MMC is also currently, undertaking key civil and infrastructure projects in the country namely Langat Centralised Sewerage 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 in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Kulim, Kedah, which includes the Senai Airport City, Tanjung Bin Industrial Park and the Northern Technocity.

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.

Enquiries : Please log on to or call Azlina Ashar, Head of Group Corporate Communications, MMC Corporation Berhad, tel:+603 2071 1124.

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