Kontena Nasional expands fleet with 30 new prime movers

The 1st 20 units have been delivered, with the remaining units expected to arrive by the end of April 2022 

By TMR / Pic by TMR FILE PIX

KONTENA Nasional Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of MMC Corp Bhd, has acquired 30 units of Volvo FM440 6×2 T RAS prime movers from Volvo Trucks Malaysia. 

The first 20 units from a total of 30 prime movers have been delivered, with the remaining units expected to arrive by the end of April 2022. 

“The newly acquired prime movers are part of Kontena Nasional’s business expansion plan towards achieving logistics excellence and delivering quality services to our customers. It will also support our fleet readiness for new and bigger market outreach,” said CEO of Kontena Nasional Nik Muzani Nik Abd Aziz. 

A handover ceremony was held at Volvo Trucks Malaysia dealership in Port Klang on March 29, 2022 to unveil the prime movers in Kontena Nasional’s distinctive new livery. 

From its establishment in 1971 when containerisation was first introduced to the country, Kontena Nasional has expanded its core container haulage business to include international freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, supply chain solutions, and halal logistics, in line with its vision of becoming Malaysia’s premier supply chain solutions provider. 

MMC is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses in Malaysia and abroad under four divisions, namely ports and logistics, energy and utilities, engineering and industrial development. 

Its key businesses under the ports and logistics division includes the port operations of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Bhd, Northport (Ma) Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd and Kontena Nasional, a logistics provider. Internationally, MMC has a presence in Saudi Arabia via Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Ltd, a container port terminal within the Jeddah Islamic Port.

Under the energy and utilities division, Malakoff Corp Bhd is the largest independent power producer in Malaysia and its subsidiary, Alam Flora Sdn Bhd, is one of the leading environmental management companies in the country. 

Under Gas Malaysia Bhd, MMC is the supplier of reticulated natural gas in Peninsular Malaysia operating and maintaining 2,600km of natural gas distribution system network. Through Aliran Ihsan Resources Bhd, MMC provides fullfledge water services using high technology treatment in Malaysia. 

MMC’s engineering division has played a leading role on the elevated section, as well as the main contractor for the underground work package for the 51km Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Kajang Line including 9.5km underground works. 

Currently, MMC is the main turnkey contractor for the entire 52.2km KVMRT Putrajaya Line. 

MMC has also successfully completed the 329km Ipoh-Padang Besar electrified double tracking project, as well as the innovative stormwater management and road tunnel motorway, the first of its kind, dual-purpose tunnel in the world. 

MMC is currently in the final stage of completing the Langat centralised sewage treatment plant which will serve 920,000 Population Equivalent and Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant which will supply 1,130 million litres of treated water per day. 

MMC’s industrial development division develops and manages approximately 5,000 acres (2,023.4ha) of industrial developments namely Senai Airport City (SAC) and Tanjung Bin Industrial Park (TBIP) in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Northern Technocity (NTC) in Kulim Kedah. 

The SAC, TBIP and NTC developments come under the ambit of MMC’s industrial development division, operating under three companies namely Senai Aiport City Sdn Bhd, Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd and Northern Technocity Sdn Bhd. 

In other business, through Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, MMC is the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Baru — the southern aviation hub and an important gateway to Iskandar Malaysia and Kertih Airport in Terengganu.