DUBAI - MMC Port Holdings Sdn. Bhd (MMC Ports), a Member of MMC Group won two awards at the 2017 Global Ports Forum Awards held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently. The awards, given respectively to Port of Tanjung Pelepas for Process Compliant Port/Terminal of The Year and to Johor Port Berhad (JPB) for Bulk Liquid Port/Terminal of The Year were in recognition to the ports’ contribution as well as for its roles and achievement in respective areas. Held at Hyatt Regency Hotel from 1 to 2 February, the event was organised in conjunction with the agency’s 2nd Global Ports Forum. The event brought together members from the ports ecosystem to discuss on the current and future port strategy and developments, port automation, port finance and port 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 truly excited to have received these awards as it signifies MMC Ports’ outstanding presence in the industry and our unwavering commitments in raising higher standards to provide value added quality services for customers’ satisfaction.”
On Process Compliant Port/Terminal of The Year award received by PTP, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib remarked that PTP is the first Malaysian port to be awarded for IMS (Integrated Management System) certification in year 2008 which integrates ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. In 2015, PTP is certified with one more management system, ISO 27001.
“PTP adopts prudent risk management principles and systematically reviews and improves the current processes through management programs, periodic audits and continual improvement initiatives. Moving forward, PTP, which is also the biggest transhipment terminal port in Malaysia will be upgrading its ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 to the latest 2015 version.” added him.
Meanwhile, on Bulk Liquid Port/Terminal of The Year award received by JPB, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib explained that the Johor Port Liquid Bulk Terminal provides specialised facilities to cater for both Edible and Petrochemical cargoes. The Terminal is 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 with a storage capacity of 460,000 metric tonnes. The jetties at this facility are able to handle four vessels at once, with a loading capacity of 1,000 tonnes per hour. The tank storage farms, on the other hand, are capable of storing 402,500 metric tonnes.” added him.
MMC Port Holdings Sdn. Bhd comprises Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Johor Port Berhad (JPB) and NCB Holdings which operates Northport in Port Klang. It owns a 100% stake in Johor Port, 70% of PTP; Malaysia’s largest container terminal and an associate stake in the Red Sea Gateway Terminal in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.