KLANG, 16th April 2020 – Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s healthcare workers, police and army personnel have been putting their lives on the line and are working hand-in-hand to battle COVID-19 on the frontline. Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (“Northport”), a member of the MMC Group is supporting their efforts by contributing essential items to the frontliners.The Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) programme was organised as part of the Company’s community engagement activities during the Movement Control Order (“MCO”). For this programme, a donation campaign called the ‘Tabung Wira Negara: Perangi COVID-19’ was established by Northport to give its employees an opportunity to contribute and support frontline workers in battling the deadly pandemic.

“The alarming threat of the pandemic to the national health and safety has forced the frontline workers to work tirelessly and risk their lives in battling the disease. In support of our frontline heroes, we have launched our own ‘Tabung Wira Negara: Perangi COVID-19’. I’m very happy with the success of this campaign and it is a reflection of our caring, sensitive, generous and kind-hearted employees who truly appreciate the sacrifices of our frontliners,” said Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer of Northport.

The ‘Tabung Wira Negara: Perangi COVID-19’ has successfully collected a total of RM21,644.20 which was fully utilised to purchase personal protective equipment (“PPE”) and food items to be distributed to the frontline workers around the Klang area.

On 13 April 2020, TeamNorthport volunteers led by Dato’ Azman distributed the essential items to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang as well as the North and South Klang District Police Headquarters. Among the essential items were face masks, hand gloves, aprons, boot and shoe covers, PPE gowns, personal care and hygiene products, mineral water, biscuits as well as disposable food containers.

Northport has participated and organised various CSR programmes since the enforcement of the MCO in March 2020. Among the programmes include the financial contribution to the Tabung COVID-19 Selangor amounting to RM10,000; distribution of face masks and hand sanitisers to the hauliers and lorry drivers in Port Klang and an RM10,000 contribution to the Ministry of Health Malaysia to purchase an additional thermal scanner for Port Klang which were initiatives led by Port Klang Authority; as well as the donation of ten units of containers worth RM80,000 to a team of Malaysian doctors, engineers and designers to formulate a solution for an effective and efficient mass testing of COVID-19 under the COMBAT or Coronavirus Mobile Test initiative.

“We will continue to support our community especially our front liners who are selflessly working to ensure the safety and well-being of all Malaysians. To all our frontline heroes, we owe you a big thank you for your sacrifices and bravery in battling this deadly pandemic,” concluded Dato’ Azman.

Photo caption : Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer of Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, (fifth from left) handed the essential items to Mr. Chandran A/L V. Periasamy, Deputy Director (Management), Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang (sixth from left) during the CSR programme.


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 long standing credential and capabilities in 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 standard and the winner of the prestigious National Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH) Award 2019 in the Business Services category.

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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 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. Internationally, MMC Group 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 Group is the single largest shareholder of both Malakoff Corporation Berhad and Gas Malaysia Berhad.

MMC Group’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 turnkey contractor for the entire Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya project (SSP Line). Prior to this, MMC Group has successfully completed the 329 km Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project as well as the innovative Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) motorway, the first of its kind, dual-purpose tunnel in the world.

MMC Group is currently, undertaking key civil and infrastructure projects in the country namely Langat Centralised Sewerage Treatment Plant and Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant.

Under Industrial Development, MMC Group’s Property develops and manages close to 6,000 acres of industrial developments in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Kulim, Kedah, which include the Senai Airport City, Tanjung Bin Petrochemical & Maritime Industrial Centre (TBPMIC) and the Northern Technocity (NTC). The Senai Airport City, TBPMIC and NTC developments come under the ambit of Group Property’s three operating companies – Senai Airport City Sdn Bhd, Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd and Northern Technocity Sdn Bhd respectively.

In other businesses, MMC Group wholly-owns Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, a company which specialises in the full spectrum of water treatment and Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru – a major aviation hub and the main air transportation gateway to Iskandar Malaysia.


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Azmi Anis, Head of Corporate Communications, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd

Tel: 012 – 3207755 / +603-3169 8888


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

Tel: 019 6688 990 / +603 2071 1124

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