GELANG PATAH, 9 August 2022 –– Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a joint venture between Malaysian-based MMC Group and Netherlands-based APM Terminals hits a historic milestone by becoming the first container terminal in Malaysia to surpass 1 million TEUs in a month.

The milestone was recorded on 31st July 2022 at approximately 11.45 pm during the loading process at the MTT CEBU vessel, with the final monthly throughput volume registered at 1,001,819 million TEUs.

Commenting on this achievement, Transport Minister, YB Datuk Seri Ir Dr. Wee Ka Siong lauded PTP for its sterling performance in achieving the latest record despite the current challenging business environment, especially due to rising freight costs, port congestions, the impact of the Ukraine war on global shipping, equipment and manpower shortages and many more.

“This latest record-breaking milestone and various other accomplishments set by PTP over the years underlined the value of the maritime sector to Malaysia’s economic well-being and the importance of trade to the nation.”

“PTP’s strategic approach to continuously enhancing efficiency and optimising its footprint have served tremendously in keeping the nation’s competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive global market.”

Tan Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, PTP Chairman states that this latest milestone has further underscored PTP’s position as the busiest container terminal in Malaysia.

“This achievement is the result of outstanding dedication and commitment from everyone to set up the right and sustainable business conditions especially in applying advanced technological strategy in our day-to-day operation and focus to delivering integrated customer services to our stakeholders.”

Marco Neelsen, PTP Chief Executive Officer explains that PTP continuously reviews and refines its strategic direction and initiatives to ensure sustainable growth.

“Our concerted efforts to grow is accompanied by a significant emphasis on our port asset upgrades and infrastructure works aligned with our ESG agenda and digital strategy
roadmap” said Neelsen.

Over the years, PTP has implemented various sustainable solutions including efforts to reduce carbon footprint by electrifying its equipment, introducing various automation initiatives such as the Asset Digitisation Program, collaborating with local academia on studies of the Prime Mover Automation project as well as introducing women empowerment agenda to attract more local female talents into its workforce, especially as terminal equipment drivers.

PTP has also recently partnered with United Nations Global Compact Network (UNGC) to further embed sustainability practices in all areas of PTP’s business and operation.

Earlier this year, PTP became the first container terminal in Malaysia to surpass 11 million TEUs throughput volume in a year, further strengthening PTP’s position as one of the top 15 global ports.

Photo caption: Port of Tanjung Pelepas achieved a new milestone on 31st July 2022 with the final monthly throughput volume registered at 1,001,819 million TEUs.

Photo caption: PTP becomes the first container terminal in Malaysia to surpass 1 million TEUs in a month.


Kontena Nasional Berhad (KNB) is Malaysia’s premier logistics company with 50 years of experience in logistics operations. KNB began operations in 1971 when containerisation was introduced to the country.

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.

For more information, please log on to www.kn.com.my.


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.


Please log on to www.mmc.com.my or call:

Nor Sazlenna Johan, Executive Corporate Communications, Kontena Nasional Berhad, tel: +6018 201 2286 / +603 7876 1933, email: noor.sazlenna@kn.com.my

Azlina Ashar, Head of Group Corporate Communications, MMC Corporation Berhad, tel: +6019 6688 990 / +603 2071 1124, email: azlina.ashar@mmc.com.my

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