Tanjung Bruas Port expands its services to container ships
Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd (TBP), a member of MMC Group, now offers container ships services at its terminal, Tanjung Bruas Port, the company said in its release. TBP recently welcomed the MV West Scent, the first container vessel to ever call its terminal at Tanjung Bruas Port. The 145.68 meters long MV West Scent came alongside on 18 April 2019 with an exchange of 1,150 move counts.
The specially chartered Container vessel by manufacturer Xinyi Glass Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, is currently at TBP berth and will departto Humen Port, Chinaafter completing its cargo operations.This is the first ever project undertaken by TBP in handling Containerised shipment.
Strategically located along one of the world's busiest trade routes, TBP which already handles conventional cargo, has a huge potential to be developed as a gateway to handle containerised cargoes to serve the growing industries in Melaka and the central region of Peninsular Malaysia as well as its neighbouring countries. TBP recently welcomed the MV West Scent, the first container vessel to ever call its terminal at Tanjung Bruas Port.
About Tanjung Bruas Port
Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd (TBP), a member of the MMC Group is strategically located along one of the world's busiest trade route at the centre and narrowest point of the Straits of Malacca. Situated within a large, developed hinterland drawn from Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and northern Johor, the Port is surrounded by more than 500 companies consisting electrical and electronics companies, fabricated metal product plants, as well as food and furniture manufacturers. This enables the Port to be developed as a major Malaysia Gateway in handling both Containers and Conventional cargoes to serve the growing industries in Melaka and the central region of Peninsular Malaysia as well as the region. The strategic location of the Port also provides an opportunity to tap on marine services such as ship husbandry, ship supplies, bunkering services and ship-to-ship transfers.
The Outer Berth is 170 meter in length with alongside depth of 9 metres and is able to accommodate vessels with LOA of up to 170 meters while the Inner Berth is 90 meter in length with alongside depth of 5 meter while the jetty is connected to the shore by a 400-meter trestle / bridge. The Port itself is situated very close to the 12 meters depth line, which is the draft required by most of the modern vessels. With its strategic location along the second busiest sea trading Straits in the world and the surrounding developed hinterland, the Tanjung Bruas Port has the potential to be developed as hub for 'Sea-Air cargoes'.
About MMC Corporation Berhad
MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC Group) is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses under three divisions, namely Ports and Logistics, Energy and Utilities, and Engineering.Its key businesses under the Ports and Logistics division include the operations of Port of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Berhad, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd and Kontena Nasional Berhad. Internationally, MMC has an associate stake in Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Limited, a container port terminal withinthe Jeddah Islamic Port, Saudi Arabia.