PORT KLANG, 24th February 2020 – Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (‘Northport”), a member of MMC Group participated in a humanitarian effort to help fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Wuhan, China which has been heavily impacted by the fatal disease. The support was made through the provision of warehouse space totaling 8,000 square feet to keep nitrile and latex gloves which were donated by Malaysian companies before they are being shipped out to China from Northport. The need for these protective items is very critical, especially in the affected area of Hubei province in China which is facing depleting supplies.

The effort was initiated by Northport’s business partner, Sinotrans Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd (“Sinotrans”) which arranged the logistics and transportation of the supplies to China. Meanwhile, Kossan Group, Hartalega Group, Careplus Group, Supermax, Brightway, Koon Seng and YTY Group generously donated the supplies. A total of 4 million pieces of nitrile and latex gloves were successfully collected. The first shipment of the supplies left Northport for China on 14 February 2020.

On 13 February 2020, representatives from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the China Enterprise Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia visited Northport’s warehouse to witness the labeling and wrapping of the supplies. Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer of Northport and Mr. Willy Chen, Managing Director of Sinotrans were also present during the visit.

“This initiative is a collective national effort to help battle the COVID-19 outbreak which has infected thousands of people in China. As a caring organisation, Northport jumped on the bandwagon by providing our expertise and facilities, especially on the logistical support for this humanitarian aid.” said Dato’ Azman.

Prior to this, Northport has participated in other humanitarian missions to other countries in need of international assistance including Aceh, Indonesia which was badly hit by the tsunami in 2004 and Rakhine, Myanmar which faced  humanitarian crisis due to ethnic conflict in recent years.

“We will continue to work with our strategic stakeholders to help those in need, both local and international, as an expression of our solidarity and empathy, especially during these difficult times,” added Dato’ Azman.

Photo caption : Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, CEO of Northport (5th from left) and Mr. Willy Chen, Managing Director of Sinotrans (9th from left) together with representatives from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and China Enterprise Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia during a visit to Northport’s warehouse on 13 February 2020.


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.

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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

Fax: +603 2026 2431


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