Kuantan Port Officially Reopens Its Palm Oil Berth 1 and 2

After ten months of upgrading and refurbishing works, the Kuantan Port historic structure was relaunched by the General Manager of Kuantan Port Authority, YH Dato’ Khairul Anuar Bin Abdul Rahman, together with Group Divisional Director, Logistics & Support Business of FGV Holdings Berhad, Mr Azman Ahmad and Chief Executive Officer of Kuantan Port, Mr Vino Kumar Selvabalakrishnan.

The berth was refurbished and renewed after more than 40 years of its operational period since 1981. It was a collaboration between Kuantan Port and FGV Holdings aiming to enhance the safety measures of the workers handling vessels at the berth.

Vino mentioned, “With the upgraded berth structure of more than RM12 million of investment by Kuantan Port and FGV, we hope that this important palm oil structure will continue to serve our clients for another 30 to 40 years from now. To achieve such projection pivotal regular maintenance and monitoring is essential to be done from time to time.”

As a port operator on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Kuantan Port is committed to supporting and generating the national economy from this palm oil terminal. This region has a high potential to pioneer the logistics and port infrastructure apart from creating realistic investments and positively contributing to the community on the east coast.

MoU for Cooperation between Kuantan Port and Qinzhou Port 1

Kuantan Port and Qinzhou Port Inked MoU

Kuantan Port and Qinzhou Port deepen the bilateral cooperation between Malaysia and China by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the Jointly Build a New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor Logistic Node. 

The MoU signing was witnessed by the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Y.B. Senator Datuk Lim Ban Hong and the Pahang State Secretary, YB Dato’ Sri Dr Sallehuddin Bin Ishak, at the MITI Tower in conjunction with Malaysia-China Investment Forum & The 10th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-Malaysia “Two Countries, Twin Parks”.

Kuantan Port, Chief Operating Officer Mazlim Bin Husin signed on behalf of Kuantan Port, while the Chief Executive Officer of Qinzhou Port, Zhou Yan, signed on behalf of Qinzhou Port.

Kuantan Port and Qinzhou Port will collaborate in long term cooperation, promotion and resource sharing between both ports by leveraging the New Western Land-sea Corridor, one of the corridors under the Belt and Road Initiative that connects 190 ports in 90 countries around the world.


#ProjekOrangPort Chinese New Year’s Edition

Kuantan Port celebrated Chinese New Yearby giving back to the community at three charity homes, Grannies Old Folks Home, Rapha’s Children Home and Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Terencat Akal. Their faces beamed with joy as they welcomed the #ProjekOrangPort team.

“Terima kasih”, Thank you”, “Xie xie” kept coming out of their mouths to express their happiness and appreciation for this visit.


Cargo handling in Kuantan Port set to increase this year, says transport minister

KUANTAN, Jan 16 — The amount of cargo handled at the Kuantan Port here is expected to increase by five per cent this year, from 22.9 million tonnes in 2021, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong.

He expects activity at the port, which has been operating since 1984, to be boosted with the presence of more investors in Kuantan, besides the improving economy after it was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.


“Cargo handling last year dropped from 27.3 million tonnes in 2020 due to the pandemic, which affected many economic sectors.

“However, if you compare it with 2019, it actually increased by 4.5 per cent, which shows the huge potential of the Kuantan Port,” he told a media conference after launching the Kuantan Port Green Policy 2021-2030 here today.

Also present were Transport Ministry secretary-general Datuk Isham Ishak, Kuantan Port Authority chairman Tan Sri Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar, Pahang Public Works, Transport and Health Committee chairman Datuk Seri Norolazali Sulaiman.

Looking at the rapid development of Kuantan, Wee said work to expand the Kuantan Port had already been implemented to increase its cargo handling capacity to 50 million tonnes per year for now, 70 million tonnes for phase two and 90 million tonnes when completed.

Phase two of the expansion plan, according to him, involved the extension of the existing 1-kilometre (km) deep water terminal while the subsequent phase would involve the reclamation process for a new breakwater and terminal.

Although there is no date set for the completion of phase two of the expansion work, Wee said it was in the final stages of negotiations with potential investors.

Wee also hoped that the process could be completed within the same period as the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Project that is expected to be ready in December 2026, as the route is set to be the ‘land bridge’ connecting the Kuantan Port and Port Klang in Selangor, thus facilitating the cargo deliver process as well as save time and cost.

“This expansion is necessary to meet current needs that are growing rapidly with the existence of the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP) here, besides the Gebeng Special Development Plan in Kuantan that is being implemented by the Pahang government.

“This will increase investment and the import-export activities in Kuantan. The location of the Kuantan Port in the South China Sea makes it a vital route to Japan and China compared to Port Klang or Penang, which requires (ships) to head south of the peninsula before entering the South China Sea,” he said.

On the Kuantan Port green policy, Wee said that, among others, it involved the objective of ensuring quality air, land and sea cleanliness; waste management was always at optimal level; expanding energy and water resource efficiency; and driving towards a smart port operating ecosystem. 

There are five strategic thrusts to achieve the objective, among them include implementing initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint at the port, reduce the level of air and sea pollution at the port as well as systematic waste management control. — Bernama

Source Link: https://www.malaymail.com/news/money/2022/01/16/cargo-handling-in-kuantan-port-set-to-increase-this-year-says-transport-min/2035467#.YeQIN-RNhAI.link