PORT KLANG |
PELABUHAN KLANG UTARA
Port Klang (Malay: Pelabuhan
Klang) is the one of the main ports of Malaysia, located
in the district of Klang in the state of Selangor . It serves
the Klang Valley, including the federal capital Kuala Lumpur and
federal administrative capital Putrajaya. Before you reach the
port at the north of Klang, you will pass the old town Pelabuhan
Kelang Old Town towards traffic light junction onto Jalan Kem.
You can see the flyover which goes to Pulau Ketam, Selangor.
You can see many
old buildings still exist along the road in the Old Town of
Port Klang is
situated on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 40 km
from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur.Its proximity to the greater
Klang Valley - the commercial and industrial hub of the country
as well as the country's most populous region ensures that the
port plays a pivotal role in the economic development of the
country. Based on a Government directive in 1993, Port Klang is
currently being developed as the National Load Centre and
eventually a hub for the region.
With a number
of load centring and hubbing strategies pursued since 1993, the
facilities and services in Port Klang are now synonymous to
those of World class ports. The port has trade connections with
over 120 countries and dealings with more than 500 ports around
the world. Its ideal geographical location makes it the first
port of call for ships on the eastbound leg and the last port of
call on the westbound leg of the Far East-Europe trade route.
Port Klang was originally known as Port Swettenham when it
was founded under British colonial rule in 1893, after the then
British Resident High Commissioner for the Malay State, Sir
Frank Swettenham. Official opening of the port was on September
15, 1901, which developed as a new port after a study found that
its coastal area had a harbor with deep anchorage, free from
dangers and very suitable for wharves. Its development was
accelerated further with the extension of a railway line from
Kuala Lumpur to the new port.
Pelabuhan Klang (Port Klang)
The Port Klang Authority, established 1 July 1963, administers
the three ports in the Port Klang area: Northport, Southpoint
and West Port. Prior to that the only existing port, the South
Port, was administered by the Malayan Railway Administration.
Currently, both West Port and Northport have been privatized and
managed as separate entities. West Port is managed by Kelang
Multi Terminal (KMT), and North Port by Northport (Malaysia) Bhd
(NMB). The current Northport entity is actually a merger from
two companies, Kelang Container Terminal (KCT) and Kelang Port
Management (KPM). Northport (Malaysia) Bhd currently operates
South Port, which was rebranded Southpoint, and acquired
Northport Distripark Sdn Bhd (NDSB) as part of its logistics
well-developed and efficient transportation infrastructure is in
place to handle the volume of cargo traffic at Port Klang.
Expressway along the western side of the Peninsular together
with the Klang Valley Expressway and the Federal Highway Route
2, play an important role in the distribution of both import and
export cargo between Port Klang and its hinterland.
is served by KTM Komuter stations (including the Port Klang
Komuter station) which link it to Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya,
Shah Alam and other parts of the Klang Valley.
terminal to Pulau Ketam and an International terminal to Tanjung
Balai and Dumai in Indonesia are also located in the area. The
old ferry terminal used to serve regular passenger boats to
Pulau Lumut and Telok Gonjeng terminal until the completion of
Northport Bridge link. There is an hourly bus service to Kuala
Lumpur via Klang.
Port Klang Authority has identified additional facilities as
part of its supply-driven policies. When Westport is completed,
the facilities at Port Klang will be sufficient to handle the
projected cargo throughput 130.5 million tonnes by the year
2010. Container projection by then will be 8.4 million TEUs.
As part of the master plan, the development of Port Klang
will also see further expansion of port facilities south of Port
Klang between Tanjung Rhu and Batu Laut (30 km from Port Klang).
The major thrust of these developments will be more industrial
based dealing with very large consignments.
Port Klang's development is in line with the economic growth
in the central region of the country and also its identity as a
regional transshipment base.
PORT KLANG CELEBRATES
OVER 100 YEARS OF BEING MALAYSIA’S PREMIER PORT.
23rd – 25th September 2011, Port
year of existence as one of Southeast Asia’s top ports
with a 3-day extravaganza. Themed “Celebrating Over 100
Years Of Port
the celebrations were held to commemorate Port
Klang’s rich history and development.
Starting out as a small coastal port, Port
Swettenham) was officially opened to
traffic on 15th September 1901. From its inception, it
had always been earmarked as the Federated Malay States’
main port, and has remained true to its mandate ever
since. Today, Port
is the top 13th container port in the world, with links
to more than 600 ports in 180 countries over 6
Launching The Celebrations
Spearheaded by Port
the official launch of the celebrations was held in
conjunction with an appreciation high tea, to which
invited over 1,500 of its business partners and
associates, as a gesture of thanks for their support of
the port over the years. It was officiated by Ministry
of Transport Secretary-General,
Long See Wool, who also officially launched
coffee-table book (CTB)
Malaysia’s Maritime Marvel” at the same event. The
Klang’s journey from its humble beginnings
as a simple railway port to becoming a world-class
international port. It also aims to enlighten readers
and prospective visitors about the port’s facilities and
onward drive into the future. Copies of the
were formally presented to high-ranking representatives
from the port’s terminal operators
Westports, various industry associations
and cruise terminal operator Glenn Marine Group (Asia).
The official ceremonies culminated with
giving charitable contributions to various
organisations including orphanages and old
folks (assisted living) homes as well as setting up
medical and education funds.
celebrations came at an opportune time as Port
surges into the future with an optimistic outlook.
Despite the bearish global economic situation, Port
Klang’s container throughput remained
mostly unaffected, standing at a record-breaking 6.38
as of August 2011, according to
at a press conference during the launch.
also said that given current throughput levels, Port
will handle an estimated 9.2 to 9.6 million
by the end of the year, a significant increase from
2010’s throughput of 8.9 million
Fun Day For The Family
festivities kicked into high gear the next day with an
outdoor carnival at
Harapan (the Esplanade) and at Port
– midnight, the public was invited to and feted at an
activity-packed, fun-filled “open day”. Hundreds of
visitors thronged the Esplanade carnival site, with some
taking part in various competitions
including fishing, a kids’
colouring contest, water sports as well as
karaoke. Others did their part for the community at the
programme or visited booths set up by
various government agencies and public utility
Aside from the activities at
harbour cruises to both of Port
Klang’s container terminals,
Westports, were arranged from the
conventional terminal at
reported that in excess of 10,000 people lined up for
these cruises, requiring additional cruises and time
extensions to the schedule. The public was also given
the rare opportunity to go on a 2-hour guided bus tour
Northport. In addition,
arranged a career seminar for students of school-leaving
age from selected schools around the area. The seminar
featured talks from representatives of various
maritime-related agencies and companies detailing the
career options available in and around Port
and was held at the
Towards the evening, the public was treated to various
sights and shows, including an antique bike parade,
boat/yacht floats by the sea, a magnificent fireworks
display, live band shows and a singing competition.
Rounding It Up
festivities were capped off by a charity golf tournament
on Sunday, followed by the closing ceremony. Held at the
150-acre, 18-hole seaside Port
Golf Resort, located opposite the Esplanade, the
tournament was open by invitation only and completed in
time for lunch. The closing ceremony also featured a
press conference, during which
plans to open a new port terminal in 2012.
celebrations were a success from every aspect,
introducing many people to the facilities and potential
and enabling the public to share in commemorating Port
Klang’s successes over the years, as well
as to wish it well for the next 100 years to come.
really special about Port Klang. The port only handIes half of
Malaysia's comainerlsed cargo and remains largely a destination
for those who have dealings with imports, exports and all
matters related to maritime trade and the shipping industry. It
is definitely not a popular tourist destination and in a
nutshell, it is a dull, wealthy place to be in. Yet Port Klang
has the potential to become a port ci~
there are no waterfronts or social activities or attractions to
lure tourists to make a trip to the port.To sttm it up, Port
Klang needs a vibrant waterfront. Hence plans to build a tourism
project called Harbour City was expected to take between 10
years and 15 years to complete and will cost RM1.5 billion. This
project features a passenger terminal, shops, a hotel, a marina,
an ofllce tower and chalets, yet the project has not taken off.
promoting Port Klang as a halal hub might make it as an ideal
place for investments. Backed with Port Klang's rich history,
the future port city has great potential in the tourism
Comments About Port Klang: Port Klang as a potential tourist
There are no
places of attraction for tourists - no shopping malls or
cultural centres. Just a skyline dotted with gantry cranes, huge
haulier trucks and other heavy machinery on the ground and miles
and miles of warehouses, depots and godowns
success as a principal gateway for a huge portion of Malaysia's
trade, Port Klang has remained what it is - just a port... The
port, which handles close to half of Malaysia's containerised
cargo remains largely a destination for only those who have
dealings with imports, exports and all matters related to
maritime trade and the shipping industry.
is included in the voyages of many of the world's major shipping
lines. Maersk Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Cosco Container Lines,
Evergreen Marine, Hanjin Shipping and France's CMA-CGM call on
the port, and international corporations such as Schenker
Logistics, Kuehne & Nagle and BAX Global have set up their
logistics activities in the vicinity.
Port Klang has a long way to go before becoming a port city as
it requires extensive development of facilities and attractions
which involve huge costs