Kuantan Port Welcomed Maersk’s TH9 New Service

Kuantan Port, the only container port on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, welcomed Maersk’s TH9 new service connecting Songkhla-Laem Chabang – Kuantan – Tanjung Pelepas – Jakarta – Tanjung Pelepas.

Witnessing the maiden call of the Maersk Narvik this morning were the Kuantan Port management, Mr Chan Weng Yew, General Manager of Finance, Mr Wan Kamal Azlan, General Manager of Operations, together with Sealand – A Maersk Company Port Captain, Mr Surandran, Gateway Shipping Manager, Mr Rishinsa, and the rest of the Kuantan Port and Gateway Shipping operation team. A special thank you to the vessel master, Captain Md. Rahmat Ullah Shahidi, for welcoming the Kuantan Port team for a tour of Maersk Narvik.

As of today, Kuantan Port has seven weekly container services connecting the east coast of peninsular Malaysia to the rest of the world, and it will not stop here as Kuantan Port is on a mission to transform into a more competitive logistics hub.


Kuantan Port Welcomed SITC’s CBX2 New Service

Kuantan Port welcomed SITC’s CBX2 new service from Kuantan to China (Chittagong – Penang – Port Klang – Kuantan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Chittagong).

Kuantan Port, led by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Vino Kumar, hosted a friendly welcoming ceremony for the first vessel for the new service together with the Managing Director of SITC, Mr Michael Zhang, and the rest of the management of Kuantan Port and SITC.

A simple exchange of mementoes was also done between Kuantan Port and SITC to symbolise the solid network of shipping connectivity between Kuantan Port and SITC. The Master also took part in the ceremony before departing for its next port of call in China.

Kuantan Port is the only container port on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, and it offers a direct call to China with a fast shipping time of four to eight days.


Kuantan Port Awarded APEC Port Service Network (APSN) Green Port 2022

Kuantan Port received its first Green Port Award under the Green Port Award System (GPAS) program from the APEC Port Service Network.

The GPAS is a green port evaluation system for ports in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region that evaluates green initiatives developed by the ports industry within the APEC region. It is also intended to encourage port-related industries to expand and manage their businesses in a more environmentally friendly manner.

Kuantan Port has embarked on various green port initiatives, including shore power supply, solar energy conversion, LED lighting for high masts, and replacing diesel-powered machinery with hybrid-powered engines, to name a few. This recognition indicates that Kuantan Port is on track to achieve Green Port status by 2030.


Kuantan Port Shore Power Supply Project

Kuantan Port aims to be one of the leading green ports in Malaysia with considerably environmentally friendly port operations and delivery to our customers. With a strategic plan called Kuantan Port Green Port Initiatives, guidelines have been developed for green project implementations in Kuantan Port, thus moving towards Green Port status by 2030.

The Kuantan Port Shore Power Supply project is one of the projects conducted under the Green Port Initiatives that supply shore power to our tug boats berthed at Kuantan Port. Yet another milestone!