Johor Port supports the export of LNG in ISO tanks to China

by TMR / pic source: mmc.com.my

JOHOR Port Bhd, a member of MMC Group, supported the nation’s export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) tank containers to Shanghai, China from its Port in Pasir Gudang, Johor.

The shipment was made on April 13, 2021, and marked the first export by Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) of LNG in ISO tank containers with Johor Port providing the critical dangerous goods (DG) management and special cargo handling services to ensure the success of the maiden shipment, which has been safely delivered to the Port of Shanghai on April 23, 2021.

“Johor Port has direct calls to intra-Asia destinations and is capable of managing DG, as well as handling special cargo to cater for cargoes that do not come in a standard container.

The maiden shipment further validates Johor Port’s important role in strengthening Malaysia’s position as an LNG ISO tank export hub,” said Johor Port CEO Md Derick Basir in a statement yesterday.

As the Southern Gateway Multi-Purpose Port in Malaysia, and being the world’s single largest Palm Oil Terminal, Johor Port is an important port for the oil and gas industry.

Johor Port stated it will play an increasingly pivotal role as a driver of the energy commodity in the southern region and continue to support the growth of the LNG business in Malaysia.

Johor Port had also provided marine services for the first LNG bunkering operations in Pasir Gudang Port Limit at the Johor Port anchorage area in November of last year.