Northport continues giving back in Ramadhan, Syawal

by LYDIA NATHAN / pic source: Northport

NORTHPORT (M) Bhd has shown its commitment as a responsible business organisation by lending a helping hand to those in need with its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes during the recent month of Ramadhan.

In a statement, the member of the MMC Corp Bhd said it ran various initiatives this year, both as a form of appreciation to its staff and frontliners, and a way to bring joy into people’s homes this festive season.

Northport CEO Datuk Azman Shah Mohd Yusof said these programmes were a reflection of the group’s commitment in helping the underprivileged community where it operates, while playing its role as a frontliner during this time of crisis.

“We will continue with our role to ensure that the national economy and the movement of basic needs of the public are not interrupted.

“It is hoped that these programmes will help the community to embrace the spirit of togetherness during Ramadhan and the joy of celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri in the new normal,” he said.

Among the initiatives for this programme included a collaboration with the 40th Port Specialists Regiment of the Royal Army Engineers Regiment (RAJD) to launch MMC Prihatin.

The initiative involved the distribution of 200 packs of essential items to the underprivileged communities in the Klang area.

“For this programme, Northport worked with the local mosques namely Masjid Ahmadi, Kampung Rantau Panjang; Masjid As-Saadah, Bandar Sultan Suleiman; and Masjid Jamek Samadiah, Port Klang; to identify the targeted recipients,” Azman Shah said.

He noted that the surge in the volume of container handling at major ports in Malaysia since the middle of 2020 has led to continuous and uninterrupted movement of cargo, and haulier drivers are among the key components in ensuring timely and safe delivery of the cargo to its intended destinations.

“In appreciation of the hard work and commitment of haulier drivers, who are among the frontline workers for the shipping and logistics industry, Northport distributed iftar food packs at its container terminal gates for the drivers from April 19 until April 21,” he said.

Additionally, Northport did not forget the medical frontliners who have tirelessly taken care of Malaysians since last year by distributing iftar food packs to healthcare staff at the Selangor State Health Department.

Meanwhile, the shipping giant organised its annual Aidilfitri CSR programme with the Mah Meri ethnic community in Carey Island.

A total of 170 residents from five villages in Carey Island — namely Kampung Kepau Laut, Kampung Sungai Rambai, Kampung Sungai Kurau, Kampung Sungai Judah and Kampung Sungai Bumbun — were provided essential food items to help with preparations for Aidilfitri.

“The programme was successfully organised with the participation and assistance from the 40th Regiment RAJD,” Azman Shah noted.