Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd
THE BACKGROUND OF KUANTAN PORT CONSORTIUM SDN. BHD
Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn. Bhd. (KPC), is jointly owned by IJM Corporation Berhad, a public listed company on Bursa Malaysia and Beibu Gulf Holding (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. on a 60:40 equity holdings with the Government of Malaysia having a special rights share.
Kuantan Port, an all-weather port operating all year round is a multi-cargo deep sea port facing the South China Sea. Strategically located on the eastern seaboard of Peninsular Malaysia and in the heartland of petrochemical industries, Kuantan Port has developed into a major container terminal for the east coast region. Supported with excellent port facilities and services, a vast market outreach and a strong network of global shipping connections, Kuantan Port will be a catalyst for the rapid expansion of the industrial and manufacturing activities in the East Coast Industrial Corridor. Upon completion of the NDWT, Kuantan Port is envisaged to be the main gateway to China and the Far East, and shall act as a transhipment hub for minor ports in the region.
With the strong, dedicated and constant support of users, the maritime and industrial communities, Kuantan Port is well positioned to forge ahead and soar to greater heights of success in the coming years to achieve its vision as the premier maritime hub of Peninsular Malaysia.
FACTS OF KUANTAN PORT
1. KUANTAN PORT
• Situated strategically at Tanjung Gelang, in the state of Pahang at the crossroads of international shipping lanes of the South China Sea.
• Overall port area – 605.3 Hectares.
• Kuantan Port offers more than 4 kilometres of berths to accommodate variety of cargo ships.
2. KUANTAN PORT FACILITIES
- Kuantan Port is a service oriented port supported by a total 606 well trained, experienced and committed workforce.
- Equipped to serve users with various types of facilities and equipment to handle all their cargo.
• The berthing facilities comprise of multi-purpose berths, container berths, liquid chemical berths, palm oil berths, mineral oil berth and jetties.
⇒ Kuantan Port is globally linked to the major ports of the world.
⇒ Served weekly by 5 container shipping lines
⇒ Coupled with many other conventional shipping services.
(Liquid, dry bulk, break bulk and others)
• Storage facilities for various types of cargoes:
⇒ Container Freight station (9,600 square meters)
(Storage/stuffing/unstuffing of containers)
⇒ Container storage yard (ground slots of 1,750 TEUs)
⇒ 7 Conventional cargo warehouse (total floor coverage – 32,500
⇒ Open storage yard – 41,250 square meters
3. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW DEEP WATER TERMINAL (NDWT)
• Kuantan Port has moved fast forward in tandem with the escalating economic development of the Eastern Industrial Corridor and Kuantan Port City.
• The present port has a limited capacity and handle ships only up to 40,000 DWT.
• Kuantan Port in collaboration with the Government has embarked on a port expansion project to cater for bigger ships up to 200,000 DWT.
• The NDWT Phase 1A is built with a basin depth of 16 meters, 400 meters berth and 20 hectares of cargo yard adjacent to it to accommodate conventional ships and cargoes.
• The 400 meters bulk terminal is targeted to be operated by early 2018 in line with completion of Steel Mill by Alliance Steel Sdn Bhd at MCKIP.
• The construction of the first phase of the New Deep Water Terminal (NDWT) is expected to be completed in Q4 of 2017 and will be able to handle ships up to 150,000 DWT.
• The construction of Phase 1B with a basin depth of 16 meters consisting of 600 meters berth and 25 hectares dry bulk yard is expected to be completed in Q4 of 2018.
• The dry bulk berth maximum capacity is 20 million tonnes per annum.
• The development of Phase 2 includes 1km berth extension and a 47 hectare backup yard to be based on future capacity requirements and demand.
• The overall progress of work almost 25% physical works in place where the reclamation works completed 75% and construction of wharf 12% completed.
• As of now, the progress of breakwater construction is 83% for Inai Kiara and 33% for IJM-CHEC JV.
4. HINTERLAND CONNECTION
• The Gebeng Industrial Estate, Pahang’s main petrochemical cluster is well connected via the East Coast Expressway to the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
• In conjunction with the recent Qinzhou Day (investment promotion conference , art & cultural exchanges) organised by the Kuantan Town Council, one of the streets in Gebeng Industrial Estate was re-named to “ Qinzhou Road “.
• The Gebeng Industrial Estate, 5 kilometres from Kuantan Port has a vast expanse of land for investment.
5. FREE ZONE
• In June 2016, Kuantan Port has received approval with conditions from The Ministry of Finance to establish a Free Zone port. With this approval, Kuantan Port has started the process to establish The Free Zone divided several into stages. Once it is gazetted by the government, Kuantan Port will operate as a Free Zone port expected in the first quarter of 2017.
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Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn. Bhd.
Wisma KPC, KM 25, Tajung Gelang
P.O. Box 199, 25720
Kuatan Pahang Darul Makmur
Tel: 609-5863 888/Fax: 609-5863 777
Business Tour to Kuantan on 22 September 2016 by MASSA Members
MASSA in collaboration with MAJECA and the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) jointly organised a Business Tour to Kuantan.
31 business people from 20 companies/organisations, including two representatives from JETRO, participated in the business tour to Kuantan.
The event started at the Kuantan office of ECERDC with briefings and presentations on:-
• Introduction of the ECERDC
• Presentation on ECER Industries and Parks:-
o Manufacturing Industries and Malaysia – China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP)
o Automotive industries
o Bio-Economy industries
o Halal industries – Food and Non-food
o Oil & Gas, Petrochemical Industries
The participants also visited the following sites:-
• Malaysia- China Kuantan Industrial Park
• Gebeng Industrial Park (drive-through)
• Kuantan Integrated Bio Park (KIBP) (drive-through)
• Kuantan Port Consortium (KPC)
Senior officials from Kuantan Port Consortium (KPC) briefed the participants on the operations of the Port and later took the participants on a tour of the port.