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MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd (MMC Ports), a wholly owned subsidiary of MMC Corp Bhd, bags two 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 Bhd (JPB) for Bulk Liquid Port/Terminal of the Year, were in recognition of the ports’ contribution as well as for their roles and achievements in respective areas.
The event was organised in conjunction with the agency’s 4th Global Ports Forum, which saw the attendance of UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Economic and Trade Affairs deputy director Muna Almaeeni.
The two-day event brought together members from the ports ecosystem to discuss the current and future port strategy and developments, port automation, port finance and efficiency.
It was also a platform to recognise the most valuable contribution and achievements made by organisations and professionals in different areas of the ports and terminals industry.
MMC Corp group MD Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh 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 valueadded, quality services for customers.”
On the Green Port/Terminal of the Year award received by PTP, Che Khalib said it was a recognition of PTP’s collective efforts in reducing ecological and energy footprints based on its sustainable and environmentally friendly business model. Environmentally 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 eight million twenty-foot equivalent units 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 carbon dioxide emission from terminal operations, all 180 of our Rubber Tyred Gantry are now fully electrified”, he said.
JPB received the Bulk Liquid Port/Terminal of the Year award for two consecutive years. Che Khalib said the JPB 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.