GELANG PATAH, 7 January 2022 – Port of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a joint venture between Malaysian-based MMC Group and Hague-based APM Terminals created a new milestone by becoming the first container terminal in Malaysia to surpass 11 million TEUs throughput volume in a year, further strengthened PTP’s position as one of the top 15 global ports.

The milestone was recorded on 25th December 2021 at approximately 10.00 am during the loading process at Maersk Amazon.

PTP subsequently registered a total volume of 11.2 million TEUs at end of 2021, representing an increase of 14% in growth in its yearly volume as compared to 9.8 million TEUs in 2020.

The final volume figure was revealed by Transport Minister, YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr Wee Ka Siong, together with Johor State Chief Minister, YAB Dato’ Ir. Hasni Mohammad during an event organised by PTP today.

During his speech, YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr Wee Ka Siong remarked that MOT is proud of PTP’s latest and historic accomplishment and congratulated PTP for such an amazing achievement.

“At the time when other ports around the world are still reeling from the impact caused by various business and operational issues due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, rising freight costs, port congestions, vessel blockages, equipment and manpower shortages and many more, PTP has shown great resilience in navigating through these challenges.”

“The tremendous growth of PTP over the years has thus truly underlined the value of the maritime sector to Malaysia’s economic well-being and the importance of trade economy to the nation.”

“As Ports are essential contributors to Malaysia’s growing international trade, hence crucial to the prosperity of its trade-dependent economy, the Malaysia Government spares no efforts to continuously develop the industry by enhancing its capacity, developing human resources, ensuring the safety of ships and navigation, and continuously providing efficient ancillary services.” added him.

Dato’ Ir. Hasni Mohammad on the other hand shared that the Johor State Government is very pleased with the growth and contributions made by PTP since its inception in early 2000.

“PTP has a very good track record not only in the local maritime and logistics industry but also for its success in developing the surrounding community, especially in the Gelang Patah area.”

“Not only PTP is equipped with modern and state-of-the-art terminal facilities, but it has also given a massive opportunity to the local community in terms of job opportunities and various other economic and social development spurs.”

Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, PTP Chairman explained that the mutual understanding and smart business collaboration that PTP has nurtured with its customers and stakeholders, especially in ensuring transparency in operations and business have thus cushioned both sides from the downside scenario and impact of such challenges.

“By being agile and adaptive to changes in the industry and global market, PTP continuously implemented various strategic improvement initiatives and asset empowerment programmes. In 2021 for example, we continued our effort to optimise our current terminal footprint via the upgrading of our equipment fleet and utilising yard capacity, optimisation of the system, as well as empowering digitisation and automation efforts.”

“This programme encompasses the upgrading of our equipment fleets such as procuring more STS Quay Cranes and subsequently adding landside equipment like Electrified Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes and Prime Movers. Apart from that, the initiative also covers improving existing infrastructure and further enhancing our terminal efficiency and processes via the digitisation and automation efforts.”

“With the increasing demand from our customers and our growth prospect, our primary focus now is to optimise our terminal footprint up to 15 million TEUs in the coming years.”

Meanwhile, Jonathan Goldner, Head of Asia Region at APM Terminals commented, “On behalf of APM Terminals, I would like to recognise this truly impressive achievement in very challenging circumstances. APM Terminals looks forward to working with our joint venture partner, customer base, and many important stakeholders to keep PTP at the forefront of the evolving needs of its customers.”

PTP recorded a string of record-breaking terminal performance throughout 2021 including successfully logging in the first annualise volume throughput of 10 million TEUs in November, becoming the first port in SEA to welcome world’s largest container vessel, EVERGREEN EVER ACE and world’s first and largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered containership named CMA CGM Jacques Saade.

Photo caption: (From left) YB Mohd Solihan Bin Badri, Johor State Public Works, Infrastructure & Transportation Committee Chairman, YB Dato’ Salehuddin Haji Hassan, Johor State Financial Officer, YAB Dato’ Ir. Hasni Mohammad, Menteri Besar of Johor, YB Datuk Seri Ir Dr Wee Ka Siong, Minister of Transport, YBhg Datuk Isham Ishak, Secretary General Ministry of Transport and Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer of PTP.

Photo Caption: A total of 170 primary and secondary underprivileged students in Gelang Patah area were chosen to receive the school aid from PTP during the 2022 PTP JPA Back-to-School Programme.


The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is Malaysia’s largest container terminal. The port delivers reliable, efficient and advanced services to major shipping lines and box operators, providing shippers in Malaysia and abroad extensive connectivity to the global market.

PTP is a joint venture between MMC Corporation Berhad (70%), a leading utilities and infrastructure group and APM Terminals (30%), a leading global ports group with a global port network in 62 countries.


MMC Corporation Berhad (“MMC”) 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 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 2,468 kilometres of gas pipeline. 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 as the Project Delivery Partner and underground works package contractor in completing 51 kilometres Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (“KVMRT”) Kajang Line (previously known as Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line) including 9.5 kilometres underground works. Currently, MMC is the main turnkey contractor for 52.2 kilometres KVMRT Putrajaya Line (previously known as Sungai Buloh-Serdang-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.


APM Terminals operates one of the world’s most comprehensive port networks. We’re uniquely positioned to help both shipping line and landside customers grow their business and achieve better supply chain efficiency, flexibility and dependability.

Our team of 21,000 industry professionals is focused on delivering the operational excellence and solutions businesses require to reach their potential. The 74 terminals in our global network are operated exclusively by APM Terminals or together with a joint venture partner. This equates to handling around 250 vessel calls per day and 40 million TEUs per year.

APM Terminals is part of A.P. Moller -Maersk. www.apmterminals.com.


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

Azrini Reezan Abd. Latiff Head of Corporate Affairs

Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Block A, Wisma PTP, Jalan Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas, TST 507, 81560 Gelang Patah, Johor.

Tel: +607 504 2222 (ext 8602) / +6019 791 4669 (mobile)


Azlina Ashar

Head of Group Corporate Communications MMC Corporations Berhad

Level 6, Wisma Budiman, Persiaran Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur 50200,

Tel: +03 2071 1124 / +019 668 8990


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