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Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (Northport) sets record breaking performance in cargo segment

December 16, 2022
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Northport, a member of MMC Group has set a new record for its conventional cargo business segment after surpassing 10M Freight Weight Tonnes (FWTs) of cargo throughput, the highest achievement of cargo handling in a single year since the formation of Northport through the merger of Klang Container Terminal (KCT) and Klang Port Management (KPM) in 2000.

The new record was achieved through the discharging of a steel coil cargo from a conventional vessel, MV Great Agility at Wharf 21. Present to witness the milestone occasion were Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, CEO of Northport, the management and employees of Northport.

“The year 2022 has been another great year for Northport. With various achievements and recognitions received both locally and internationally, we are ending the year with a record-breaking performance for our conventional cargo business segment,” said Dato’ Azman.

The record-breaking achievement for Northport’s conventional cargo was contributed by a significant growth in RORO segment and the continued growth of the Biomass Logistics Hub at Southpoint. As at end Nov 2022, the RORO segment registered a significant double-digit growth of 76 % against the same period last year, spurred by the Government’s tax incentives on purchase of vehicles. Meanwhile, biomass cargo handling at Northport’s 121-year-old port, Southpoint, has also shown higher growth of 61 % against the same period in 2021.

In May 2022, Northport recorded the highest monthly throughput of 1,078,538 FWTs for its conventional cargo business segment, outstripping the previous record of 1,017,332 FWTs set in May 2021. The achievement was set on the back of another record performance through the handling of 47,246 FWTs of steel coil cargo from a conventional cargo vessel, MV Wu Yi Hai on 24 May 2022, the highest tonnage recorded from a single vessel, beating the previous record of 38,000 FWTs handled in 2019.

Last year, Northport ended 2021 on a high note with a remarkable record-breaking performance after successfully handling 3,324,364 TEUs of containers, the Company’s all-time high container handling in a single year.

“The back-to-back record-breaking performance for Northport is the demonstration of our capability to continuously improve our productivity and expand all our business segments, amid continuing business challenges which have disrupted the global supply chain and affected ports across the globe. Today’s achievement has raised the bar for TeamNorthport to strive for more success in the future,” said Dato’ Azman.

Earlier in May this year, Northport won the International Association of Ports and Harbors (“IAPH”) 2022 Sustainability Award under the Health Safety and Security category during the IAPH 2022 World Ports Conference held in Vancouver, Canada. With a project titled “Journey Towards HSE Excellence”, Northport defeated two other finalists, Port of Montreal and Port of Amsterdam, in this category. Northport is the first Malaysian port to receive this prestigious international award.

Last month, Northport recorded a clean sweep at the National Occupational Safety and Health Awards 2020/2021.Northport took home three awards namely the CEO of the Year (Private Sector), Business Services and Mentor-Mentee (Mentor) awards. Organized by the National Council of Occupational Safety and Health (“NCOSH”), the award event is one of the most prestigious events in Malaysia to honour organisations and individuals with proven outstanding occupational safety and health performance.