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KUALA LUMPUR, 21 January 2016 – Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a subsidiary company of MMC Corporation Berhad kicks off the year 2016 with a robust performance by becoming the first Malaysian port to successfully handled more than 18,000 TEUs in a single berthing by a vessel.   

The milestone was accomplished on 13 January 2016 when Matz Maersk, one of the vessels on the 2M network service left the port with the record load of 18,034 TEUs. The vessel arrived from Yantian, China to PTP and is now en route via the Suez Canal to Felixstowe then Bremerhaven, Gdansk, Rotterdam before returning to Asia.  

Efficient planning and execution of container operations and good optimization of resources were identified as the reasons behind the feat.  

PTP Chairman and MMC Group Managing Director, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib bin Mohamad Noh in his statement remarked that the latest achievement is testament to the port’s commitment in providing best in class service for our customers.   

“This is a significant milestone to us and is only made possible by the passion and commitment of our employees. We will continue to build and strengthen our performance as well as to provide the best service to meet the demand of our customers and stakeholders” 

“Similar to last year, we believe that both Maersk Line and MSC are set to aggressively expand their business this year as the advantages provided by the 2M Alliance will offer greater market options” Che Khalib added.  

Meanwhile, despite challenging economic outlook of 2015, PTP has successfully recorded a total of 9.1 million TEUs throughput last year, an increase of 7.0 percent as compared to year 2014.    

PTP positive growth was driven by organic growth of its existing customers particularly on the successful deployment of 2M Alliance, world’s largest container shipment collaboration between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to PTP.  

PTP achieved various milestones throughout 2015 after successfully hitting a record monthly throughput of 800,000 TEUs last August and was also named the winner of Malaysia’s 2014 Best Port Award, in conjunction with the World Maritime Day 2015 National level recently held at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. 


Caption : Matz Maersk carrying 18,034 TEUs ready to depart from Port of Tanjung Pelepas to  Felixstowe.  

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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.

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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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