02/28/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/28/2018 04:39
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MMC PORTS BAGS TWO AWARDS AT THE GLOBAL
PORTS FORUM AWARDS ONCE AGAIN
DUBAI, 26 February 2018 - MMC Port Holdings Sdn. Bhd (MMC Ports), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MMC Corporation Berhad, received two prestigious recognitions at the 2018 Global Ports Forum Awards held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently.
The awards, given respectively to Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) for Green Port/Terminal of The Year and to Johor Port Berhad (JPB) for Bulk Liquid Port/Terminal of The Year were in recognition of the ports' contribution as well as for its roles and achievement in respective areas.
The event was organised in conjunction with the agency's 4th Global Ports Forum, which saw the attendance of Guest of Honor, Ms Muna Almaeeni, Deputy Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Economic and Trade Affairs, UAE.
The 2-day event brought together members from the ports ecosystem to discuss on the current and future port strategy and developments, port automation, port finance and efficiency, as well as to recognise the most valuable contribution and achievements made by organisations and professionals in different areas of ports and terminals industry.
Dato' Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Group Managing Director of MMC Corporation Berhad said "We are honoured to receive these awards as it signifies MMC Ports' capabilities in the industry and our unwavering commitments in raising higher standards to provide value added, quality services for customers."
On the Green Port/Terminal of The Year award received by PTP, Dato' Sri Che Khalib remarked that the award is a recognition of PTP's collective efforts in reducing ecological and energy footprints based on its sustainable and environmental friendly business model. Environmental friendliness and sustainability remain an integral part of PTP and as such, PTP will further demonstrate its effort in managing the environmental impact of its operations, resulting in measurable improvements in their overall environmental performance.
"With more than 10,000 vessel calls and handling over 8 million TEUs last year, the Port's energy demands were substantial. As such, several comprehensive initiatives to drive our efforts towards the development of a green port environment and sustainability were introduced and continuously observed. For example, as part of our intensifying efforts in reducing the CO2 emission from terminal operations, all 180 of our Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) are now fully electrified" he said.
"Beyond that, various other activities, such as the introduction of educational and awareness programmes on green lifestyle such as the launching of 3R (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) campaign and Energy Conservation Campaign, strengthening of waste management system and compliance, adopting waste recycling measures and various community engagements are observed as part of the company's Go Green campaign" he added.
JPB on the other hand, received the Bulk Liquid Port/Terminal of The Year for two consecutive years, Dato' Sri Che Khalib explained that the Johor Port Liquid Bulk Terminal provides specialised facilities to cater for both Edible and Petrochemical cargoes which are equipped with a network of pipelines featuring multiple high capacity loading arms to allow Liquid Bulk cargoes to be piped directly to the tank storage farms at high transfer rate.
"The Port boasts the world's largest palm oil terminal located in its Free Trade Zone. For Non-Edible cargo, we have 6 jetties with draft range of 11 to 13 metres with displacement weight of between 40000 mt to 120,000 mt. For all the petroleum products, we have installed Marine Loading Arms with productivity rate of 1500 mt both to load and discharge operations" he said.
"In the case of edible cargo, the total storage tank is 620,000 mt handling edible cargo at six berths soon we will be constructing two more berths both for edible and non- edible cargo with draft of 13.5 metres and displacement of 120,000 mt" added Dato' Sri Che Khalib.
Photo caption: (from left) Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer of Port Tanjung Pelepas receiving the award from Thomas Ng, Executive Chairman of Global Ports Forum PTE Ltd and Muna Al Maeeni, Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Economic and Trade Affairs, United Arab
About MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd
MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd (MMC Ports) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MMC Corporation Berhad, a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses under Ports & Logistics, Energy & Utilities and Engineering & Construction.
MMC Ports is Malaysia's largest integrated port and logistics service provider which operates Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Berhad, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd, Kontena Nasional Berhad, JPLogistics Sdn Bhd and KTMB-MMC Cargo Sdn Bhd. Internationally, MMC Ports has presence in Saudi Arabia via Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Limited, a container port terminal within the Jeddah Islamic Port.
About MMC Corporation Berhad
MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC) is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses under three divisions, namely Ports & Logistics, Energy & Utilities and Engineering & Construction.
Under Ports & Logistics division, MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd (MMC Ports) a wholly-owned subsidiary of MMC Corporation Berhad is Malaysia's largest integrated port and logistics service provider. MMC Ports operates Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Berhad,Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd, Kontena Nasional Berhad, JPLogistics Sdn Bhd and KTMB-MMC Cargo Sdn Bhd. Internationally, MMC Ports has presence in Saudi Arabia via Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Limited, a container port terminal within the Jeddah Islamic Port.
Under the Energy & Utilities division, MMC is the single largest shareholder of both Malakoff Corporation Berhad and Gas Malaysia Berhad.
MMC's Engineering & Construction division has further established itself in the sector with a leading role as the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) and underground works package contractor for the 51km Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) project (Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line) and Line 2 project (Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Line). Prior to this, MMC has successfully completed the 329km Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project as well as the innovative Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) motorway, the first-of-its-kind dual-purpose tunnel in the world.
MMC continues to make inroads in the construction industry, securing key civil and infrastructure projects in the country namely Langat Centralised Sewerage Treatment Plant, Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant, civil and infrastructure works for RAPID Pengerang Cogeneration Plant. Additionally, MMC has a 20% effective interest in Borneo Highway PDP Sdn Bhd (BHP) which has been appointed as PDP for the Sabah Pan Borneo Highway Project.
In other businesses, MMC owns Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, a water treatment plant operator and Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru; a major aviation hub and the main air transportation gateway to Iskandar Malaysia. Additionally, MMC's Group Property arm manages close to 6,000 acres of industrial developments in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Kulim, Kedah, namely Senai Airport City, Tanjung Bin Petrochemical & Maritime Industrial Centre (TBPMIC) and Northern Technocity in Kulim. The Senai Airport City, TBPMIC and NTC (NTC) developments come under the ambit of Group Property's three operating companies - Senai Airport City Sdn Bhd, Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd and Northern Technocity Sdn Bhd respectively
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