A multi-purpose hub and a major player in the Malaysian port industry
Since it began operations 44 years ago, Johor Port Berhad, a member of the MMC Group, has grown by leaps and bounds, contributing significantly to the growth of international trade in Malaysia. Today, it is the premier Southern Gateway Multi-Purpose Port in the country. Embracing innovative ideas and best practices, the Port has built a name for itself as the world’s single largest Palm Oil Terminal. It is also ranked fourth in the world in handling London Metal Exchange (LME) cargo, which is the world’s top non-ferrous metals market. Within the country, it is also one of the largest discharging points for Rice and Cocoa in Malaysia as well as being one of the biggest terminals in for Fertilizer and Cement.
Located at the southern tip of Peninsula Malaysia in Pasir Gudang, Johor Port has been successfully providing a comprehensive range of port services to facilitate trade and meet the needs of its multitude of customers which involve Shipping Lines, Freight Forwarders, Regional Distribution Centres, Warehouse Operators, Traders, Shippers and Consignees.
The first port in Malaysia to be accorded Free Zone status, Johor Port operates a total area of 1,000 acres, 660 of which are designated as Free Zone. The Port features 24 berths with a total berthing length of 4.9 kilometres and an annual handling capacity of 40 million metric tonnes. Currently, the Port handles more than 30 million tonnes of goods and materials every year.
The Services and Facilities offered at Johor Port include:
Despite the immense challenges presented by COVID-19 in 2020, including shortage of Empty Containers, which affected the Port’s business for three consecutive months, Johor Port had ended the year on an upbeat note by surpassing 1 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), due to the robust support of Gateway cargoes. Additional good news came in the form of four new services that the Port has managed to secure mainly to the Intra-Asia region, thanks to the Port’s strong links to Intra-Asia destinations.
In April 2021, the Port clocked another first by playing a crucial role in the first export of Petroliam Nasional Berhad’s (PETRONAS) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in ISO Tank Containers to Shanghai, China. The Port provided crucial Dangerous Goods (DG) management and special cargo handling services to ensure the success of this maiden shipment.
There is a lot that works in favour of Johor Port. There are the Company’s core strengths of continuous process streamlining, upgrading of equipment and effective people management; there is its strategic positioning as a major Regional Commodity Hub; and there is its competitive edge in its customer segmentation. It is everything that Johor Port needs to forge ahead in pursuit of its vision of becoming the most efficient integrated Multi-Purpose Port in the region.
“Johor Port has come a long way since it commenced operations in 1977. Becoming the world’s single largest Palm Oil Terminal is just one of its milestones. With its core strengths and strategic positioning, we can expect more significant achievements coming its way.”
Shanggari Balakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer, MORS Group