Tanjung Bruas Port now offers container ships services

The new service allows for freight movement from Melaka, starting with a monthly route to China

Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd is now offering container ships services at its terminal. The move provides opportunities for importing and exporting freight via the sea route from Melaka.

Container vessel MV West Scent became the maiden container vessel to call upon the terminal at Tanjung Bruas Port. The 145.68m-long vessel came alongside on April 18, 2019.

The specially chartered container vessel by manufacturer Xinyi Glass Manufacturing Sdn Bhd is currently at Tanjung Bruas Port’s berth and will depart to Humen Port, China, after completing its cargo operations.

This is the first ever project undertaken by Tanjung Bruas Port, a member of MMC Group, in handling containerised shipment.

In a statement, Tanjung Bruas Port chairman Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh said Tanjung Bruas Port will be an important port for import and export to and from the central region and Guangdong province in China.

“With the new container services, the opportunity to import and export freight to and from Melaka will increase significantly via this sea route, with a monthly route to China as a start,” said Che Khalib, who is also group MD of MMC Corp Bhd.

Tanjung Bruas Port GM Mohamad Nizam Ibrahim welcomed the container vessel master, Captain Davidiuk Aleksandar, along with Kumpulan Melaka Bhd COO Khairul Ezuan Harun, Melaka Customs director Tuang Aleong, Melaka State Development Corp senior manager Hairulzamani Othman and representatives from Xinyi Glass.

Strategically located along one of the world’s busiest trade routes, Tanjung Bruas Port handles conventional cargo and 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.

Situated within a large, developed hinterland drawn from Melaka, Negri 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.

The port was constructed in the late 1970s and commenced its operation in the early 1980s, providing port facilities and services to local businesses and handling the exportation of hinterland goods, as well as the imports of raw materials. — TMR