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November 2, 2023
PTP HRD Awards 2023
Photo caption: Marco Neelsen, PTP Chief Executive Officer represented PTP in accepting Excellence In Graduate Development (Future Worker) during the HRD Award 2023 event held at Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 November 2023 – Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a joint venture between Malaysian based MMC Group and Hague based APM Terminals has been named the winner of the Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp) Awards 2023 under the Excellence In Graduate Development (Future Worker) and Excellence In Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) category.

Held at The Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, the awards were presented to Marco Neelsen, PTP Chief Executive Officer during HRD Awards 2023 Gala Dinner, officiated by Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Haji Yusof, Deputy Prime Minister 2. Also in attendance was V. Sivakumar, Minister of Human Resources.

Tan Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, PTP Chairman states PTP is proud and honoured to be recognized by HRD for its commitment to human capital development.

“This confirms and recognises all the effort we are putting in developing our human capital, creating the right work environment, and building talent that is future-proof for not only PTP but for the port industry, especially in Malaysia”.

“As Malaysia works towards having 35% of its workforce under the highly skilled category by 2030 as part of its plans to become a high-income economy, PTP will continue to further empower its workforce, and ensure an environment that encourages people to learn and be continuously developed with the support from HRD Corp.”

Speaking after the event, Marco Neelsen commented that as Malaysia’s leading transhipment hub and amongst the world’s busiest ports, PTP takes pride in trailblazing the path of sustainability for ports.

“At PTP, we see our people as valuable assets, and we continue to invest in a multitude of innovative and progressive human resource programs including in recruitment, diversity and inclusion, wellness, reward and recognition; to attract and retain top local and international talents.”

“Moreover, we have fostered our corporate culture to consider sustainability and social good in our strategic decision making, and this in turn has resulted in a wide range of opportunities to cultivate employee engagement in important causes that make a difference.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized by HRD Corp for our work in creating sustainable and best in class HR practices that supports its people and builds meaningful connections and purpose,” affirmed Marco Neelsen.

The HRD Awards is one of the most prestigious and credible events in the HR and training industry in Malaysia, thanks to the rigorous selection process, long-standing tradition, esteemed panel of judges, transparent process, industry recognition and impactful outcomes.

The HRD Awards was organised since 2001 to encourage Malaysian employers to utilise their levy effectively to train and upskill their employees.

The annual awards ceremony aims to recognise employers that have not only implemented successful human capital programmes in their respective organisations, but also contributed significantly to the nation’s human capital development landscape. It also serves as a platform to show appreciation for the training providers’ tireless efforts in improving the training ecosystem.

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is Malaysia’s busiest transshipment hub with the capacity to handle 13 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) annually. The port delivers reliable, efficient, and advanced services to major shipping lines and box operators, providing shippers in Malaysia and abroad extensive connectivity to the global market. PTP is currently ranked 15th among the world top container ports.