Tanjung Bruas Port Commences Wood Pellets Shipment



MELAKA, 8 June 2021 – Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd (Tanjung Bruas Port), a member of MMC Group has commenced Wood Pellets shipment from its Terminal in Tanjung Kling, Melaka.

This marks the first-ever wood pellets shipment through Tanjung Bruas Port. A total volume of 10,200 metric tonnes of wood pellets were shipped from Tanjung Bruas Port on 29 April 2021 and has been safely delivered to the Port of Gunsan, South Korea on 9 May 2021. Going forward, the shipment of wood pellets from Tanjung Bruas Port to South Korea will increase to two calls per month.

Wood pellets are renewable energy carriers produced from compacted sawdust. Wood pellets have emerged as a viable and promising renewable energy source as a replacement for coal. The pellet market has been witnessing tremendous demand worldwide mainly due to its low carbon footprints.

Tanjung Bruas Port is capable of handling a variety of cargo ranging from Dry Bulk cargo such as Gypsum (a type of mineral) and Palm Kernel Shell (PKS), Breakbulk cargo such as Steel Coil and Liquid Bulk cargo such as Lubricant Base Oil and Ammonia Gas.

“This inaugural wood pellets shipment from Tanjung Bruas Port is a clear testament of Tanjung Bruas Port’s capabilities in handling a variety of cargo and able to reach customers not only domestically, but also internationally,” said Md Derick Basir, Director of Tanjung Bruas Port.

“In terms of time taken for the wood pellets operation, Tanjung Bruas Port did well despite the bad weather with only 88.8 operational hours required to successfully complete the whole process,” he added.

“The wood pellets shipment from Malacca to South Korea was a success in which Tanjung Bruas Port’s capabilities and operational efficiency in handling the wood pellets made for an overall smooth and satisfactory shipping process. We are excited to see the port’s growth in the near future as we strongly believe that Tanjung Bruas Port has a big potential to be the Gateway Port for the Melaka’s industry players and its surrounding businesses,” said Andy Eng, Managing Director of Living Nature Sdn Bhd, the cargo owner and exporter.

With more countries opting for biomass energy, Malaysia has the potential to become a Biomass Energy Hub and Tanjung Bruas Port will continue to support the nation to be one of the largest suppliers of wood pellets in the region.

Strategically located along one of the world’s busiest trade routes, Tanjung Bruas Port has grown over the years and has a huge potential to be developed as a major gateway to handle both containers and conventional cargoes to serve the growing industries in Melaka and the central region of Peninsular Malaysia as well as its neighboring countries.

Photo caption: The first ever wood pellets shipment through Tanjung Bruas Port, Melaka


Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd (“Tanjung Bruas Port”) is strategically located along one of the world’s busiest trade route at the centre and narrowest point of the Straits of Malacca. Situated within a large developed hinterland drawn from Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Northern Johor, the Port is surrounded by more than 500 companies operating within Melaka’s Industrial Parks featuring electrical and electronic companies, fabricated metal product plants, food and furniture manufacturers. This enables the Port to be developed as a major Gateway to handle both Containers and Conventional cargoes to serve the growing industries in Melaka and the Central Region of Peninsular Malaysia as well as its neighbouring countries. The strategic location of the Port also provides an opportunity to tap on marine services such as ship husbandry, ship supplies, bunkering services and ship-to-ship transfers.

The Port was constructed in late 1970 and commenced operation in early 1980 to provide port facilities and services to the local business communities and to handle the exportation of hinterland goods as well as the importation of raw materials. The Port was originally developed on 18.6 acres of land area supported by a T-shaped jetty with two Berths facility. The Outer Berth is 225 metres in length with alongside depth of 10.5 metres and is able to accommodate vessels with LOA of up to 180 metres while the Inner Berth is 120 metres in length with alongside depth of 8.8 metres while the jetty is connected to the shore by a 450-metres trestle/bridge. The Port itself is situated very close to the 12 metres depth line, which is the draft required by most of the modern vessels.

With its strategic location along the second busiest sea trading Straits in the world and the surrounding developed hinterland, the Tanjung Bruas Port has the potential to be developed as a hub for ‘Sea-Air cargoes’. A Comprehensive Development Plan has been established to improve on the current Port facilities via investment in modern equipment to enhance the operations of the Port and supported with strategic marketing and business development initiatives.

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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.


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

Mohammad Amyrul Hafiz Azizan

Senior Executive of Business Development & Commercial Tanjung Bruas Port.

Tel: +6019 285 3625 / +606 351 1216

Email: amyrul.hafiz@tbpmelaka.com.my

Azlina Ashar

Head of Group Corporate Communications MMC Corporation Berhad.

Tel: +6019 6688 990 / +603 2071 1124 ,

Fax: +603 2026 2431

Email: azlina.ashar@mmc.com.my

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