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PORT KLANG, 19 December 2022 – Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (“Northport”), a member of MMC Group organised a Northport Safety Day 2022 for its employees and port users on 2 December 2022. With the theme “Demi Keluarga Anda, Utamakan Keselamatan” (“For Your Family’s Sake, Safety First”), the programme aimed at emphasising the importance of prioritising safe and healthy working practices among employees for the sake of their loved ones.

The programme kicked off with the presentation of “Best Safety Performer Awards”, where recognition was given to outstanding employees for their exemplary commitment to safety and health. Present during the event were Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Northport, the Management and the family members of the award recipients. The event was made even more special with the presence of the former national bodybuilder, Dato’ Haji Abd Malek Md Noor, Executive Director of Universal Fitness & Leisure Sdn Bhd. In keeping with the theme of the programme, the awards were presented by the employees’ family members and witnessed by the CEO of Northport.

Various activities were organised throughout Northport’s Safety Day 2022 which included free health screening services and exhibition by 16 agencies and companies, including the Department of Safety & Health (“DOSH”), National AntiDrugs Agency Malaysia (“AADK”), Social Security Organisation (“SOCSO”), Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad, National Higher Education Fund Corporation (“PTPTN”), Fitness First and several other exhibitors. To promote and encourage a healthy culture among Northport employees, there was also a workout demonstration by Dato’ Haji Abd Malek Md Noor and the programme ended with an aerobic exercise led by Fitness First.

“After two years of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Northport Safety Day celebration is back with exciting activities to encourage the culture of health and safety among members of TeamNorthport. This programme also demonstrates our continuous effort to cultivate the importance of safety and health among our employees, and for the best performers, an opportunity to share their proud moment with their family members too,” said Dato’ Azman.

Northport has won several awards and recognitions both locally and internationally for its health and safety initiatives this year. In May, Northport won the International Association of Ports and Harbors (“IAPH”) 2022 Sustainability Award under the Health Safety and Security category during the IAPH 2022 World Ports Conference held in Vancouver, Canada. With a project titled “Journey Towards HSE Excellence”, Northport defeated two other finalists, Port of Montreal and Port of Amsterdam, in this category. Northport is the first Malaysian port to receive this prestigious international award.

Last month, Northport made a clean sweep of awards at the National Occupational Safety and Health Awards 2020/2021. Northport took home three awards namely the CEO of the Year (Private Sector), Business Services and Mentor-Mentee (Mentor) awards. The award event which was organised by the National Council of Occupational Safety and Health (“NCOSH”), is one of the most prestigious events in Malaysia to honour organizations and individuals with proven outstanding occupational safety and health performance.

“The awards and recognitions received has further motivated us to continue serving our customers and stakeholders by delivering efficient service safely and sustainably, and at the same time elevating the safety and health culture to greater heights in our journey to be a Safer, Greener, Smarter and Better port,” concluded Dato’ Azman.

Photo caption: The Chief Executive Officer of Northport (Malaysia) Yusof (centre) with the winners of “ Best Safety Performer Award” Bhd, Dato’ Azman Sha and their h Mohd family members during Northport Safety Day 2022 at Northport Marine Base on 2 December 2022.

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Since its inception, it has expanded its business from just container haulage to international freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, supply chain solutions, cold chain solution and Halal logistics.

Today, KNB is one of Malaysia’s largest one-stop logistics companies providing comprehensive logistics solutions customised to customer’s requirements.

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MMC Corporation Berhad (“MMC”) is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses in Malaysia and abroad under four divisions, namely Ports and Logistics, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Industrial Development. Its key businesses under the Ports and Logistics Division includes 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, Malakoff Corporation Berhad is the largest Independent Power Producer in Malaysia and its subsidiary, Alam Flora Sdn Bhd is one of the leading environmental management companies in the country. Under Gas Malaysia Berhad, MMC is the supplier of reticulated natural gas in Peninsular Malaysia operating and maintaining 2,600 kilometres of Natural Gas Distribution System network. Through Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, MMC provides full-fledge water services using high technology treatment in Malaysia.

MMC’s Engineering Division has played a leading role on the elevated section as well as the main contractor for the underground work package for the 51-kilometre Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (“KVMRT”) Kajang Line including 9.5 kilometres underground works. Currently, MMC is the main turnkey contractor for the entire 52.2 kilometres KVMRT Putrajaya Line. MMC has also successfully completed the 329-kilometre 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 is currently in the final stage of completing the Langat Centralised Sewerage Treatment Plant which will serve 920,000 Population Equivalent and Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant which will supply 1,130 million litres of treated water per day.

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, through Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, MMC is the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru – the southern aviation hub and an important gateway to Iskandar Malaysia and Kerteh Airport in Terengganu.


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